Invisalign, invisible orthodontics
The invisible orthodontics systems in Barcelona as invisalign and other similar techniques, consist of applying custom made, thin transparent splints, which can be put on and taken off very easily unlike traditional braces. Once they are placed, they are virtually invisible and do not hinder when speaking. Splints are replaced every 15 days with new ones, each splints produces a part of the movement to achieve full correction of the position of the teeth.
The Invisalign® invisible orthodontic system is very comfortable to wear since splints can be removed for eating and brushing allowing a proper oral health.
Although it is a standardized system, it should be diagnosed, analyzed (see invisible orthodontics studies with Dolphin), designed and controlled by an expert orthodontist. Not all invisalign invisible orthodontics procedures end getting the same results, and that depends on the practitioner treating you.
There is also the possibility of applying a version of Invisalign® invisible orthodontics which is specially designed for young people and teenagers (Invisalign® teen).
We can also reduce the time needed to complete the invisalign invisible orthodontics process thanks to the Acceledent® system.
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign invisible orthodontics:
What is Invisalign invisible orthodontics?
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten out the teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed with. By using 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your entire procedure plan, from the initial to the final desired position. Then a series of transparent aligners are custom made. Each aligner should be worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, so the teeth will gradually move towards the final projected position. The procedure time of Invisalign invisible orthodontics will be determined by your dentist, depending on your specific needs.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. Nobody will notice that you’re wearing them because they are virtually invisible, making the Invisalign system an option that fits seamlessly with your lifestyle and daily interactions with others and will not affect your appearance.
Invisalign aligners are removable, which gives you the flexibility to take them off when eating and drinking. you can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth as you normally do to get a fresh breath and to maintain a good hygiene and oral health.
Unlike traditional fixed orthodontics, there are no metal brackets or wires. In most cases, this means that less time is required to make adjustments.
And finally, Invisalign allows you to view the virtual results and the treatment plan even before starting so you can see how your teeth will line up when you’re done.
Is this a new way to straighten out the teeth?
In the past, dentists and orthodontists have successfully used removable orthodontics for years. However, with the use of computerized 3D technology, the Invisalign system can be used to treat a wide range of patients who want to straighten out their teeth. The ClinCheck® software allows patients to see their treatment plan from start to finish, even before starting.
How many patients are being treated with Invisalign invisible orthodontics?
More than 3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows every day.
How does Invisalign works?
Invisalign aligners move the teeth to their proper position with controlled movements. Unlike the more traditional orthodontics, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the time this movement is performed. Thus, at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, according to the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force supply system that moves the teeth to the desired prescribed position.
What material are aligners made of and how they look like?
Virtually invisible aesthetics, they are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, developed exclusively for the Invisalign system. They are custom made for each patient and fit perfectly into their teeth.
What is the minimum age to use Invisalign?
You can use Invisalign to treat malocclusion in most adults and adolescents who want a better smile. For teenagers, talk to your dentist to see if Invisalign Teen may be the right choice for your child.
Is Invisalign painful?
Some patients may experience a minor temporary discomfort in the mouth for a few days at the beginning of each new stage when a new aligner is deployed. This is normal and is typically described as a pressure feeling. It is a sign that the aligners are working, helping to achieve the final results. This discomfort usually disappears after a couple of days.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat?
No. Unlike wires and supports of traditional systems, you can eat whatever you want because you can remove your aligners to eat and drink. Therefore, there is no need to restrict the consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks. It is also important that you brush your teeth and use dental floss after every meal and before put the aligners on to maintain a proper hygiene.
How often should I use the aligners?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. The aligners must be worn at all times except for eating, brushing or flossing.
Will the aligners affect speech?
The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontics brackets, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.
What Invisalign system is the right one for me?
Your dentist will help you decide which one is the best for you. Depending on your age the most recommended is the Teen model designed especially for teenagers.
How much does Invisalign dental treatments cost in your dental clinics?
Since it is necessary to study the cases separately to see what is more suited to each patient is very difficult to determine the exact price. Ask for an appointment with our dentist and he will analyze the complexity of your particular case, let you know the price and answer any questions you have.