INVISALIGN – Questions and Answers
Today we continue with the topic begun in the previous post to try to answer most of the questions that patients at our Barcelona dental clinic put to us regarding Invisalign invisible braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners move teeth through the application of precise forces to deliver controlled movement of the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the time involved with the movement. This means that only certain teeth are allowed to move in each stage, in line with the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force-application system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.
What are the aligners made from and what do they look like?
The aligners are practically invisible and are made from a high-resistance medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign system. The invisible aligners are custom-made and adjust perfectly to your teeth.
Can I go to any dentist to be treated with Invisalign?
Although Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment style, special training is required. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must undergo training to achieve the specialisation and knowledge needed about the requirements for treating patients before they can accept treatments in their clinic.
What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign?
Depending on their experience, a SPECIALIST IN INVISIBLE DENTISTRY can use Invisalign to treat malocclusion in a great many adults and adolescents interested in correcting their smile.
How often must I see my ORTHONTIC SPECIALIST once I have started treatment?
The time between appointments is generally the same as for traditional fixed devices, although the appointments are shorter. The reason you will spend less time in the dentist’s chair is because it is not necessary to make adjustments to the wires and/or brackets. Patients usually have a check-up every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned and to receive the next set of aligners.
How long does the Invisalign treatment last?
Total treatment length depends on the complexity of each case and is generally comparable to the time needed for traditional fixed devices. Treatment usually lasts between 9 and 18 months. Your orthodontics provider will be able to give you more detailed information.