Aligners Can be used by adults and children from 6 years old. Comfortable and with faster results, learn about all the advantages of this treatment here.
Dental aligners allow you to improve your smile without the inconvenience of fixed appliances. They are practically invisible and are as effective or more effective than conventional orthodontic appliances.
What are invisible aligners made of?
Invisible aligners are made of thermoplastic material for medical use, semi-flexible but very resistant. Thanks to the technology used, these dental aligners allow you to apply pressure forces to the teeth, causing them to move gradually, in a highly controlled and predictable way.
How does aligner treatment work?
In a first consultation, the following are performed:
- radiographic exams
- Intra and extraoral photographic record
- Mouth molds or scanner
Using specific software, the dentist develops a treatment plan, from which, using advanced technology, a sequence of removable aligners is produced, tailored to the patient, which comfortably fit the teeth and moves to the initially planned position. The software used allows you to see the treatment plan and the result before starting to use the aligners.
The patient should change the aligner for the subsequent one every one or two weeks, depending on the indication of their dentist.
Are invisible braces suitable for all cases?
Thanks to the technological advance associated with dental aligner systems, it is possible to treat any case that is possible to treat with traditional metal appliances. Invisible aligners can be used to treat both adults and children from 6 years of age.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment with clear aligners is generally faster than conventional orthodontic treatment: it lasts an average of 6 to 18 months. However, its duration varies depending on the complexity of each case and the frequency of use of the aligners by the patient, as this treatment requires discipline on the part of the user. Despite being removable, aligners should be worn about 22 hours a day, and should only be removed to eat and brush your teeth.
Advantages of Invisible Aligners
There are several advantages to opting for this treatment:
- Practically invisible: the dental aligners are transparent and very discreet; you can’t tell you’re wearing them.
- Comfortable: Invisible aligners are individualized and designed to adapt perfectly to each patient’s teeth, which eliminates the discomfort caused by brackets and wires in conventional appliances. They cause fewer injuries to the oral mucosa and fewer emergency consultations. They do not cause pain, just a slight discomfort when changing aligners.
- Simpler hygiene: because it is removable, it is easier to sanitize – both when cleaning your teeth and cleaning the aligners themselves.
- Taking out to eat allows the patient to eat without dietary restrictions and without the risk of damaging the device.
- Fewer visits to the dentist: while other dental appliances must be adjusted monthly, in the case of aligners the appointments are every 6 to 8 weeks, where you will receive the various subsequent aligners.
Tips to keep in mind to clean your invisible teeth aligners
- Do not use oral rinses to clean Invisalign retainers. Most rinses contain color pigments that can stain the clearness of the trays.
- Clean your retainers every time you brush your teeth, that is, at least twice a day. Removing plaque that builds up on them will also help keep your mouth clean.
- It is important to keep in mind that you should avoid using hot water to clean them since if the temperature is too high, it can change the shape of the splints.
- When you are instructed to start using the new retainer, it is advisable to clean the old one and store it in its box. There are some situations where the dentist asks you to use the anterior retainer. If you have not cleaned it in due time, it may give off a bad smell and contain residue.
What do you need to know for the ideal care of your invisible splints?
To carry out the ideal Invisalign care you only need three things. A soft brush, a retainer or denture cleaner, and toothpaste.
Indications and contraindications of invisible teeth aligners
For the treatment of each patient, a series of invisible teeth aligners are designed and manufactured that sit completely on your teeth.
The main indications of invisible orthodontic Aligners are:
- Mild or moderate crowding with interproximal reduction or expansion,
- Posterior dental expansion,
- Closure of mild or moderate diastemas,
- Absolute intrusion (only 1 or 2 teeth),
- Extraction of lower incisors due to severe crowding,
- Distal to molar tipping.
- Dental expansion for blocked teeth.
- Extrusion of incisors, high canines.
- Severe rotation (especially round teeth).
- Leveling by relative extrusion.
- Molar straightening (any tooth with large undercuts).
- Translation of molars and closure of premolar extraction spaces.
There are considerations for treatment for the use of invisible aligners, among which are the following:
- The use of anchors cemented to the selected teeth greatly increases the possible movements of the teeth with the levelers.
- It is more difficult to carry out a tooth movement such as closing extraction holes without the use of anchors, such as when closing open bites by elongating the incisors. With the use of anchors, both movements are possible.
- Even with anchors, it is more difficult to rotate rounded teeth (cuspids and premolars) it is almost wiser to unrotated them before fabricating the invisible aligners. It is possible to attach a button to a rotated tooth so that an elastic band can be used to rotate it while wearing an aligner.
Why are Ensmile dental aligners the best compared to other brands?
After analyzing a series of differences, we found that the results of this product are more effective and testimonials can prove this.
The factors to be highlighted are:
- Effective treatment option
- Quality of life
Make an appointment and we will assess the need for orthodontic treatment with Ensmile Clear aligners. We hope the information has been enlightening.