Invisalign is one of the most advanced orthodontic aligners. It is made from transparent dental-grade plastic material, which makes it stay in disguise when worn by the patient. It is known to solve most types of teeth misalignment issues and is miles ahead of dental braces in terms of oral safety.
The treatment procedure for getting Invisalign would start off with a thorough screening of the teeth to check for the extent of malocclusion. Also, other factors influencing the misalignment of teeth will be taken into consideration. A hand-held scanner will be used to scan the teeth to provide the required measurements for fabricating the aligners.
The data will be sent to a laboratory, where dental-grade clear plastic will be used to fabricate the aligners. The dentist would place them in your mouth to check if they are fitting comfortably. They will have to be worn for at least 22 hours each day, every day throughout the treatment period. Once every two weeks, the dentist would change your aligners and give you a new set which would have a slight change in contour.
Every time you use a new aligner, it may feel a little weird and uncomfortable against your teeth. But it would wear off in a day or two. Every time you have a meal or beverage, make sure you rinse your mouth thoroughly. Any food residue left on the teeth can affect the treatment adversely and may also lead to discoloration and cavities. After the treatment period is complete, using a retainer would keep the teeth in their new positions and not allow them to move back to their previous positions.