Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Invisalign-Clear Tooth Aligners by Dr.George Bardawil

Introduced in 1999 by Align Technologies, Invisalign incorporates a series of
invisible (clear) plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and are
designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position. Today, Invisalign
is a leading brand of orthodontic appliance, primarily because the removable
aligners (less than one millimeter thick) are designed to be more esthetically
pleasing than conventional wire-and-bracket dental braces for treating certain
types of minor misaligned tooth problems.
How Invisalign Works
The use of a series of removable
aligners for the adjustment of
occlusion (bite) is not new. The
Invisalign method is based on a
concept first introduced in the 1940s and revisited in the 1970s that required a
series of dental impressions to determine the optimal position of the teeth. The
Invisalign method is simpler than its predecessors, requiring only one set of
impressions and photographs of the teeth, taken during an initial consultation.
These impressions are used to create a three-dimensional computer projection of
how the teeth could be moved incrementally, forming the basis for developing a
series of custom-made aligners designed to accomplish this movement.
Invisalign aligners are manufactured using computer-aided design/computeraided
manufacturing (CAD/CAM) processes. The aligners are sent to the dentist,
who typically dispenses them in groups of one or two at a time during regular
check-up appointments (about every four to six weeks) so that treatment can be
properly managed. Each aligner must be worn in its specific order for about two
weeks, during which time it moves the teeth in small increments of about .25
millimeters to .33 millimeters. Although the aligners are removable (for eating,
drinking certain beverages and brushing/flossing), they must be worn at least 20
hours a day in order to reposition the teeth successfully.
A typical Invisalign treatment requires 20 to 30 aligners for both the upper and
lower teeth. Most adults complete their treatment in less than one year. However,
treatment time depends on the specific alignment problem.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Orthodontics
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Invisalign, clear tooth aligners are one of the more popular
alternatives for those who find the idea of a mouthful of metal
braces and brackets too unattractive to commit to. If you are a
candidate for Invisalign or other "invisible braces," you don't
have to sacrifice your smile while straightening your teeth.

What is Invisalign?