If you are looking to get your malocclusion treated and exploring your options, you would have come across Invisalign - the near-invisible orthodontic aligner. It is backed by highly advanced software and is free of metal components, such as brackets or wires. This makes it almost impossible to spot when you place it on the teeth. And the best part - you can remove the aligners whenever you have to, making them handy and easy to use.
Both dental braces and Invisalign work on the principle of applying pressure on the teeth in a certain direction to move them to their orthodontically right positions. But, they do not resemble each other in the following aspects:
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes anywhere between 6 to 12 months. This entirely depends on the severity of the malocclusion. A thorough diagnosis will be conducted during the initial visit, where various factors affecting the malocclusion will be taken into account. Depending on the observations, the dentist will discuss the detailed treatment plan with you.
Smile Direct is an orthodontic system, which is quite similar to Invisalign in terms of aesthetics and working principle. But, patients who get Smile Direct to correct their malocclusion are usually left on their own with the aligners during the treatment period. With Invisalign, the dentist monitors each stage of the treatment closely, right from the very beginning. A new set of aligners are given to the patient once every two weeks, which allows the therapy to advance to the next stage. A close eye is kept on the movement of the teeth, which ensures the treatment is progressing as planned.
Reach out to us on-call 301-604-0025 or by scheduling an online consultation, and we’d be happy to discuss further regarding Invisalign.
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Montpelier Family Dentistry
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