Orthodontics In Belgrade, MT


Invisalign® Clear Braces

Invisalign is a custom made removable orthodontic appliance offered as an alternative to more traditional orthodontic solutions. A type of clear tooth aligner, it is made of plastic and looks similar to a teeth-whitening tray. Invisalign is designed for people who find the thought of a mouthful of metal braces and brackets – however effective – too unattractive to commit to. Invisalign consists of clear aligners that move your teeth little by little using controlled force. Only certain teeth are moved at a time. Each aligner is used for about two weeks at a time, until you achieve your perfect smile. Your dentist will create an individualized treatment plan using 3-D computer technology. The average treatment time is about one year, though some cases are much less.
Invisalign is presently approved for adults and teenagers with completely erupted permanent teeth who can faithfully follow the directions for treatment – how long they have to wear the aligners each day, what they can and cannot eat and drink, seeing their dentist for follow-up appointments, etc. If you do not follow treatment recommendations, you may compromise the treatment success.
Invisalign may not be appropriate for certain cases of misalignment or complex bite problems. Fixed orthodontic appliances (traditional wire and bracket braces) can be used for complex malocclusions.
Though not as visually appealing as clear aligners like Invisalign, today’s conventional braces have been improved so they are smaller, less visible and more efficient. These newer wire-and-bracket braces also help to correct misalignment much faster than before.
Only a dentist can determine which treatment option might be right for you. If Invisalign is not appropriate, traditional orthodontics can still be used.
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How Invisalign Works
The use of a series of removable aligners for the adjustment of occlusion (bite) is not new. The Invisalign method is simple, requiring only one set of impressions and photographs of the teeth, taken during an initial consultation. These impressions are used to generate 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 at the Align Technologies dental laboratory using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) processes. The aligners are then sent to the dentist, who typically dispenses them in groups of one or two at a time during regular check-up appointments (about every three 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 (in order 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.
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Six Month Smiles

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