Does your teenager need braces but is too self conscious to get them? Or maybe it is your teeth that need straightening but you feel that you will not look professional at work? If yes, you will be happy to know that there are now clear braces that can straighten your teeth just as well as metal braces. Invisalign braces are now available in many dentist and orthodontist offices in Sacramento, CA so you should ask your dentist if he can get them for you. In case you are thinking that these clear braces will cost you more you are wrong; they cost just the same as metal braces and many dentists are willing to offer their clients payment plans. With an initial down payment of $1,000 and a monthly payment of $50 you can get yourself Invisalign.
Invisalign braces, which were introduced into the market in 1999 by Align Technologies, are unique not just because they are clear bit also because they are removable – you cannot take regular braces off. This means that you can remove them when you are eating and when you go to bed at night. This allows for better oral health – there is no place in your mouth for food particles to hide so bacteria don’t multiply in your mouth. These braces are also just 1 mm thick so they are hardly noticeable.
Invisalign braces are easier to install than ordinary wire braces. When you go to see your Sacramento, CA dentist, he will take one set of photographs of your teeth as well as one set of impressions so that he can create moulds. He will then use a 3 dimensional projection of how teeth will be moved a little at a time until they are straight. He then sends off the projections to the Align Technologies laboratory where they are converted into Invisalign braces. The aligners are then sent back to your dentist to install them in your mouth. He will give you one or two at a time until he uses them all. The number of aligners will depend on how much correcting your teeth need. If they are very crooked then you use more aligners.
Your dentist will ask you to come in every 4 or 6 weeks so that you can get a fresh set of aligners. You have to wear the aligners in the order which they are dispensed to you. You get to wear each for about two weeks during which time it moves your teeth a little towards the desired direction – movement is small – your teeth move .25 mm and .33 mm each time you change aligners. It is recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours every day in order to see results in the desired time.
Are there conditions under which one cannot use Invisalign?
As a matter of fact, there are cases where Invisalign will not help. If you have very crooked teeth or a complex overbite then you will need to have permanent wire braces installed. You shouldn’t worry too much though; with improvements in technology braces are now a lot smaller and less visible. Your dentist or orthodontist will make an assessment of which kind of braces will work best for you. That said, Invisalign can be used to correct most dental problems including:
• Overcrowded teeth – when you have too many teeth on the jaw there is no space for them to fit so they push each other out of position.
• Invisalign are excellent when it comes to closing gaps in teeth.
• They can also correct mild overbites. An overbite is when your upper teeth jet out further than the lower ones.
• Invisalign can correct a cross bite, when teeth fail to align and one upper tooth to bite into the lower jaw.
• If you have had traditional braces removed your teeth might start to move back into their old position. You can stop this from happening by wearing Invisalign braces.
Invisalign has made it possible for you to know whether or not these braces are right for you – you can go on their website and take an assessment. Just by answering a few questions about yourself, what kind of condition you are looking to fix and then enter your personal information. The website will come back with an assessment on whether or not Invisalign braces are right for you.
You don’t have to endure traditional braces that make you self conscious when you can get Invisalign for the same amount of money.