More than 80% of people have some degree of malocclusion or curvature of the teeth. But not everyone is ready to decide to fix the problem, especially in adulthood. Why? Perhaps the main reason is the unwillingness to wear uncomfortable and unaesthetic braces. However, modern dentistry offers an excellent alternative to bracket systems. This is the alignment of teeth with Invisalign – an advanced American system using transparent and completely invisible trays.
Clinic is a certified partner of Align Technology, which patented the Invisalign system back in 1997. This means that our doctors have undergone special training and received licenses for treatment with Invisalign aligners in Russia. When contacting us, patients can rely on the use of only original Invisalign devices – the most effective ones today. Dentistry PROPRICUS is headed by Nana Gezalova – the only Russian-speaking certified lecturer of Invisalign.
The process of bite correction occurs due to constant directed pressure on the teeth, due to which they gradually take the desired position. And if braces are traditionally used for this, then Invisalign treatment involves the use of transparent aligners. They are somewhat similar to whitening trays, but their design is adapted specifically for teeth alignment.
Invisalign aligners are made of soft but very durable biopolymer plastic. It is safe for health, does not stain under the influence of food dyes, does not injure the oral cavity and does not cause discomfort. It is recommended to take off aligners before eating and brushing your teeth: the effectiveness of treatment does not suffer if you wear mouth guards for at least 22 hours a day. Can you imagine this with braces?
However, the most important advantage of Invisalign teeth alignment is that it is completely invisible to others. The mouthguards are completely transparent and can only be seen with very close contact. Therefore, the fact of orthodontic intervention can be easily hidden from colleagues, acquaintances and casual interlocutors. Even Hollywood stars are opting for Invisalign treatment!
How is Invisalign aligners installed?
If the patient decides to correct the Invisalign bite in PROPRICUS dentistry, the treatment will consist of the following stages.
Initial examination and diagnostics
The orthodontist of the clinic carefully examines the features of the patient’s bite, determines whether the installation of Invisalign aligners is suitable for him, and names the cost. Further, a consultation of narrow specialists gathers, at which the results of the examination and further treatment are discussed. We will definitely diagnose the condition of the patient’s jaw system (including joints and muscles), since otherwise we consider it impossible to correct the quality of the bite.
Coordination of a treatment plan
The specialist creates a 3D model of the patient’s oral cavity as it will be after the Invisalign bite correction, demonstrates it to the patient and approves the treatment plan. Already at this stage, the final cost of Invisalign aligners will be known, and the price will not change during the entire period of therapy. If the patient is satisfied with everything, he signs a contract.
All the necessary information, including impressions of the patient’s jaws, is sent to the American laboratory of the manufacturer of Invisalign mouth guards. After a few weeks, we receive a set of individual aligners that will change the position of the patient’s teeth.
Oral cavity sanitation
While the Invisalign caps are being made, the patient does not waste time: he undergoes oral hygiene and dental and gum treatment, if there are indications for this.
Treatment with Invisalign caps
The doctor gives the patient a set of aligners, showing how to properly handle them. Invisalign mouthguards should be changed every 2-3 weeks, strictly following the doctor’s instructions. On average, treatment lasts from 6 months to 1.5 years.
Improving dental aesthetics
Some time after the installation of the Invisalign aligners, we suggest the patient to have their teeth perfectly white with veneers.