Invisalign is a system of invisible braces, in fact aligners, that are individually manufactured for each patient. During the treatment with Invisalign more aligners are made, so that they gradually adapt to the new tooth position, finally leading to a perfect smile.
Invisalign technology was developed twenty years ago in the USA, from where it spread all over the world, today counting a few millions of satisfied patients.
At the very start the doctor will take a mould of your teeth which will be used to make a detailed treatment plan with the aid of the 3D planner ClinCheck. This system predicts the movements that teeth will have during each phase which allows detailed planning and predicting the end results. In this way a set of different aligners is manufactured, which are then gradually changed until the final result is achieved.
Each aligner is worn for two weeks, during which the teeth move slightly until reaching a certain position, when the next aligner kicks in. Periodical visits at the dentists' assure that the treatment is comfortable and that everything is proceeding as planned.
Usually, unless different instructions are given by the doctor, periodical visits are required every 6 to 8 weeks.
Invisalign aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours a day, but are removed during meals and tooth brushing, which makes them extremely practical, as these are, along with aesthetics, the main problems of regular braces.
Invisalign aligners are fit to solve most orthodontic problems, being that of badly aligned teeth or wrong bite. With the aid of Invisalign's planer, the doctor will check if Invisalign is the best solution for you and estimate the necessary duration of the treatment in order to obtain an ideal teeth position and thus a beautiful smile.