What is Invisalign?
Invisible Orthodontic Treatment
What is Bruxism, Teeth Grinding?
When not treated correctly, this disorder can lead to progressive wear of the teeth, to compromise the gingival tissues. This disease causes a profound deterioration in the quality of sleep, with grave consequences on daytime performance.
One of the first symptoms of bruxism is the difficulty to open your mouth when you wake up. Dental hypersensitivity to cold and heat, chronic pain in the jaw joint and cervical pain also are common symptoms of this condition. Bruxism is often detected by the dentist, who observes on the teeth the damage caused by this disorder.
Why is Invisalign used to Treat?
Overbite When your upper front teeth cover your lower front teeth completely or more than the usual amount (~2 mm), it is referred to as an Overbite or an Overjet.
Underbite An underbite is characterized by lower front teeth that are placed more ahead than the upper front teeth.
Crowding Sometimes, there may be insufficient space in your mouth because of which the teeth are not aligned in a straight line and appear crowded or overlapping with one another. Crowding is usually seen in the lower front teeth but can be found in the upper teeth as well.
Crooked teeth Some teeth are titled too backwards, forwards, or sideways. Such crookedness, especially in your front teeth, can make your smile less pleasing to the eye.
Open Bite In an open bite, your upper front and lower front teeth do not meet. There is an open space in your front teeth.
Gapped teeth Gaps in your teeth are the most vulnerable areas for food lodgement. As food gets stuck in these gaps regularly, it is difficult to maintain oral hygiene effectively. Chronic food lodgement can lead to tooth decay or gum disease
Introducing our 3D Scanner
Follow these steps to customise the SmileView Results Page, what you see here is a live simulation of what the page will look like.
With Invisalign's SmileView Tool, you can see what Invisalign can do for you
Simply follow the instructions below, upload your picture and see the amazing results
What is the treatment process of Invisalign?
The total duration depends on the complexity of the treatment. Typically, there will be a check-in visit to the Invisalign provider every 6-8 weeks, to check the progress of the treatment and the delivery of the next aligner set. Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is a meaningful way to maintain the stability of the teeth in their new position. It is better to wear a retainer according to the instructions of the Invisalign provider to ensure that the teeth remain in the ideal position. In many cases, the last aligner will be the temporary retainer, until the appropriate retainer option is established. Your Invisalign provider can provide you with long-term restraining options.
The orthodontist performs the patient’s diagnosis and determines technical aspects of the procedure, treatment duration, malocclusions that need to be corrected, necessary attachments, etc.
The first and fundamental step is to do a complete orthodontic study consisting of:
- Panoramic X-rays
- Lateral skull radiograph
- Intra and extra oral photographs
- Study models
- CT Scan (if necessary)
These diagnostic aids are essential when starting any orthodontic treatment since it serves to obtain all the details in the patient’s mouth.
Clear aligners are custom-made. It is necessary to take the impressions of the patient’s mouth using a 3D intraoral scanner. The virtual samples obtained will be sent to the dental laboratory. This 3D model simulates the necessary tooth movements to get an optimal result.
Dental aligners are manufactured following the orthodontist’s instructions. Aligners arrive at the dental office in approximately 8 to 10 days after fabrication.
The dentist will give the patient a set of trays and two more to change at home after two weeks.
At each dental check-up, the orthodontist will give the patient a new set of trays.
At this stage, the orthodontist assesses the state of the mouth and the position of teeth.
Sometimes, the final result can be improved, and it is necessary to scan the oral cavity of the person again and order new sets of trays.
The objective is to improve the aesthetics of the smile as much as possible.
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How much is Invisalign?
Price List : General Dental Treatments
Price List : Orthodontic Treatments
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