Invisalign® for Teenagers and Adults
When people talk about Orthodontics, the first thing they think about are traditional braces. The metal brackets — the box-like things that are attached to the teeth along with the wires that encage them are quite popular and very effective, but they come with the discomfort and inconvenience of being a metal-mouth through the course. In other words, despite how good a job it does, some patients are quite reluctant to getting braces, even in their ceramic and clear because they are not comfortable about how it feels and looks. From a completely free mouth where you are able to run your tongue through them, you now have brackets stuck to your teeth. You have brackets that get in the way not only with meals but also with one’s speech. Apart from the obvious physical disruption of one’s smile, the design of braces is not exactly appealing to some so other options are sought after, such as Invisalign® for teenagers and adults.
Invisalign® for teenagers and adults is the most innovative orthodontic option today. Treatments are very specific and highly personalized, unlike traditional orthodontics. The process begins with the collection of very specific diagnostic aids, which are used to assess the case of either an adult patient or a child. Through the cast, a treatment course is planned and the aligners or trays are delivered along with instructions. In lieu of braces, clear trays or aligners are used to move teeth. A series of invisible aligners are delivered to the patient, and the instructions for wearing will direct patients from the first tray to the last one, as to how long each one is to be worn and when it is time to move to the next one.
Types of Invisalign® Treatments
When a patient, young or old, makes a decision to have his teeth problem tackled with Invisalign®, he should expect to where trays. Unlike braces, the treatment is removable so one needs to commit to wearing it throughout the day, as prescribed, or no movement will be initiated. Trays are about a dozen or two, depending on the severity of the case and they may be prescribed in the following ways:
Both Upper and Lower Teeth. Traditional orthodontic methods and also cases done with Invisalign® follow that treatment is done on both the upper and the lower teeth. So that the upper and lower teeth may be moved together and the bite is properly aligned, the movements of both jaws are planned together. Patient is prescribed to wear aligners together, from start to finish.
Upper or Lower Teeth Only. If the case you have is limited to just one arch, either the upper or the lower, the aligners will only be worn on that arch and movement is only designated there. As long as the treatment and the movement of the teeth will not disrupt harmony with the opposing arch, as in the case of very minor problems, this is a good option.
Anterior Teeth Only. When the problem of the patient with his teeth is limited to the anterior teeth only, the trays may be made short that it only covers the front part of the jaws. This treatment is more affordable, but is good only for very minor crowding and rotations on the front.
Given the technology, your can expect Invisalign® for teenagers and adults to be so much more expensive compared to braces. Given the practicality, convenience and comfort it offers, though, the extra cost should not be too painful to fathom. After all, you get the smile transformation you have been dreaming of without caging your teeth in brackets, wires and rubbers. You get the smile you want and the treatment is invisible, no one will notice you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.