A smile can change everything
Your confidence. Your appearance Your life. With Invisalign, getting the smile you always dreamed does not have to be an odyssey. In fact, it almost does not interfere with your daily life.
Invisalign straightens teeth with practically invisible and removable aligners that are made to measure your teeth to ensure greater comfort. As you change the game of malignes every two weeks, your teeth will move gradually, little by little and week after week, until they are in the final position.
Invisalign is comfortable, transparent and removable, so it transforms your smile without interfering with your daily life. More than 3 million people around the world have already discovered it.
An Invisalign® treatment plan designed for you
Before creating the treatment plan, your Invisalign Provider will take an impression of your teeth to verify that they can be straightened using the Invisalign system. Once this possibility is confirmed, a detailed treatment plan will be developed through ClinCheck®, our virtual 3D treatment plan. ClinCheck shows the movements planned for your teeth throughout the treatment, so you can see the final result even before you start it.
Smiling at each stage of the process
When you start the Invisalign treatment, you will take each set of customized aligners for two weeks. As you change the game of aligners, your teeth will gradually move gradually until they are in the final position.
During this time, you will have occasional follow-up appointments with your Invisalign Provider to monitor your progress and make sure you are comfortable with the treatment.
Designed to fit into your daily routine
The time needed to complete the treatment varies according to the person and the complexity of the dental problem. It is important to talk with your orthodontist to determine how Invisalign can adapt to your situation and meet your goals, and to agree on the optimal treatment option for you.
To see how you can get the smile you always wanted with Invisalign, make an appointment with an Invisalign Provider near you.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN
Invisalign is the practically invisible way to correct your teeth and get the smile you always dreamed of. Through the use of 3D digital imaging technology, Invisalign performs a representation of the entire treatment plan based on the prescription of your dental specialist, from the initial position of your teeth to the desired final position. From here, a series of transparent aligners are manufactured according to your teeth to move your teeth little by little. The aligners are worn for about two weeks before replacing it with the next ones in the series, and move the teeth gradually until reaching the desired final position. The Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your orthodontist according to your specific needs.
Invisalign aligners are transparent. No one will notice that you wear these almost invisible aligners, which makes Invisalign adapt seamlessly to your lifestyle and your daily relationship with others.
The Invisalign aligners are removable. Unlike what happens with fixed metallic appliances, you will enjoy the flexibility of eating and drinking whatever you want during the treatment with just removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush your teeth and floss as you would normally do to avoid halitosis and maintain proper oral hygiene.
Unlike traditional fixtures, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that, in most cases, you have to spend less time in your orthodontist’s office to make necessary adjustments during treatment.
Finally, Invisalign allows you to see your results and virtual treatment plan even before you start treatment, so you can see what your teeth are expected to look like when the treatment ends.
Dentists and orthodontists have successfully used extractable devices in the past, but with the application of Align Technology’s 3D digital technology and the ability to manufacture customized aligners on a large scale, the Invisalign system can be used to Treat a wide variety of patients who want more straight teeth. The exclusive ClinCheck® software makes it possible for patients to see the treatment from start to finish, even before the start of treatment.
Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign, was founded in 1997.
In 1945, Dr. H. D. Kiesling had the vision that one day the technology would be able to make use of a series of tooth positioners to produce the kind of movements necessary to carry out an integral orthodontic treatment. Align Technology has made this vision a reality. Thanks to the use of advanced digital technology, Align Technology manufactures Invisalign, a series of transparent aligners tailored to each patient. The patient wears the aligners sequentially to achieve a gradual movement of the teeth, both in the upper and lower arches.
More than 4 million people around the world have been treated with Invisalign. The number of smiles achieved by Invisalign grows every day.
Invisalign is sold in more than 45 countries, using a direct sales model in the US. USA, Canada, Europe, China, Japan and Asia-Pacific, and through distributors in smaller growing countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America.
As in the case of other orthodontic treatments, the cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of your case and the duration of the treatment. The orthodontist is the only one who can determine the cost of treatment, also the price of an Invisalign treatment usually ranges between € 3,450 and € 5,500, depending on the complexity and duration of the case.
Invisalign aligners move the teeth thanks to the application of precise forces to achieve a controlled movement of the tooth. Unlike traditional brackets, Invisalign not only controls the degree of movement by aligners, but also the time involved in this movement. Therefore, in each stage, only the movement of certain teeth is permitted, according to the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force application system that moves the teeth to the desired prescribed position.
Aligners, practically invisible, are made of a thermoplastic material of high resistance medical use, developed exclusively for the Invisalign system.
They are made to your specifications and fit perfectly to your teeth.
Although Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment style, special training is needed. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must be trained to achieve the necessary specialization and knowledge about the requirements of patient treatment before they can accept treatments from their practice. Throughout the world, there are more than 82,000 dentists and orthodontists who already have the necessary training to treat patients with Invisalign.
The period between appointments is, in general, the same as in the case of traditional fixtures, although appointments are shorter. The fact of having to spend less time in the chair of the dentist or orthodontist is explained by the fact that it is not necessary to make adjustments to the wires and / or brackets. It is normal for patients to go to their Invisalign orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment progresses as planned, as well as to receive the following sets of Invisalign aligners, although your dentist will decide this depending on your treatment.
The total duration of the treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment and, in general, it is comparable to the time required with traditional fixed appliances. Normally, the treatment lasts between 9 and 18 months.
When you consult your orthodontist, he or she can provide you with more detailed information.
Some people may feel a slight temporary discomfort during the first few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment, when a new aligner is placed. This is normal and is usually described as a feeling of pressure. It is the sign that the aligners are working well, moving your teeth gradually and helping you achieve the desired end result. These discomforts usually disappear in a couple of days.
An Invisalign orthodontist can use Invisalign to treat overbites in the vast majority of adults and adolescents.
Crowns (or dental casings) are not usually a factor to consider in the Invisalign treatment. However, attachments, which are small composite portions of the tooth’s own color, can sometimes be placed on the teeth to help achieve certain movements, and these attachments are more difficult to place on the crowns than on the teeth. In these cases, the location of the crowns must be carefully evaluated.
The use of retainers after orthodontic treatments is an important phase, as they maintain the stability of the teeth in the new position. If you want your teeth to remain in the ideal position, it is best to wear a retainer as directed by your Invisalign orthodontist. In many cases, the last aligner will be your temporary retainer until your retention option is determined.
Unlike traditional fixed appliances with wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you want while you are in treatment, since you can remove the aligners to eat and drink. Therefore, there is no need to restrict the consumption of your favorite foods. On the other hand, to maintain proper hygiene it is important that you brush your teeth and floss after each meal and before replacing the aligners.
The best way to clean the aligners is by brushing them and washing them in warm water or using Invisalign cleaning crystals or special cleaning pads. To maintain proper hygiene, it is important that you brush your teeth after every meal and before replacing the aligners.