There’s got to be more to those little plastic aligner trays – something more that helps them straighten teeth, right? On first look, it might not seem like there’s much to invisible aligner trays such as Invisalign®. However, a lot goes into the design of invisible aligner trays. Among the things included in the designs of invisible aligner trays are considerations for your specific needs. Take a look at how Invisalign works to straighten crooked teeth and learn how aligner trays can enhance your smile.
How Invisalign Works
Like other orthodontic solutions for straightening teeth, Invisalign works by gently pushing teeth in their optimal alignment over time. For most people, treatment plans usually span a year or so.
To better understand how invisible aligners, fix crooked teeth, take a look at some of the key steps in the lead-up to getting your first set of aligners:
Consultation – it’s the first step and it’s an important one. During this stage, your dentist will make the initial assessment of the alignment of your teeth
Treatment plan – after the consultation, your dentist will use digital imaging to make out your teeth, plot their movement with Invisalign and generate a preview of how you’ll look at the end of treatment
Fabrication – using the imaging data from your exams, your custom align trays will be fabricated to fit your mouth snuggle and to exert mild pressure on the teeth that need to be straightened.
Reasons to Consider Braces Too
Though some people avoid them because of how visible they are on teeth, there are many good reasons to choose metal braces to straighten teeth:
• Only a dentist can remove them, so there’s no temptation to leave them out too long
• There are no aligners to change or to keep up with
• They’ve stood the test of time and are a proven solution for straightening teeth