The Invisalign system provides you with clear plastic aligners which will move your teeth into proper alignment without the ugly metal and wires of regular braces. These aligners are clear, undetectable and can be removed when you are eating a meal or want to brush and floss your teeth.
Invisalign uses 3D imaging to prescribe a treatment plan starting with the position of the patient’s teeth currently and ending with the position you want the teeth to be set in. Through this technology your dental professional can create a set of aligners designed specifically for you.
Your aligner will move your teeth in increments and will be worn for roughly two weeks at a time and then be replaced by the next aligner in your set.
Dental professionals have been using removable appliances to treat alignment problems for years in a limited way. With the advances associated with Invisalign, a greater number of cases can be treated with removable appliances. Invisalign works by controlling the timing associated with the force against the teeth, which is the main difference between this and other alignment systems.
As you change your appliances out only certain teeth are moving at any given time, and which teeth are being moved is predetermined by your orthodontic plan helping you get a more efficient delivery of force to the teeth that need being moved. This is to be expected and can most easily be described as light pressure. This pressure is the mark of the Invisalign doing its job, moving your teeth into the proper alignment. Most users report that the feeling of pressure subsides after wearing a new aligner for a couple of days.
Invisalign has achieved popularity among adults who wore braces at an earlier age and are now experiencing some regression of their teeth. Invisalign offers them the opportunity to place their teeth back into alignment without going through the pain and embarrassment of wearing metal braces again.
You may be wondering if your dental insurance will cover this option. You should certainly contact the provider of your policy to determine whether or not this is a covered service as policies have a wide range of differences or call us at 949-768-4949 and we can contact your insurance. If your plan includes coverage for orthodontics, then Invisalign is usually covered the same way regular braces would be.
Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, it may be necessary for you to use a regular retainer or a positioner. Some people may be able to use a retainer of clear plastic which is very like the Invisaligh trays used during your treatment. Each patient is unique and every experience with Invisalign is different.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 949-768-4949 or online at www.SmileAgainDentist.com to set up an appointment with Dr Nicula. Our dental office is located in Laguna Hills, right next to the I-5 exit on Alicia Pkwy behind the AAA building