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What is Invisalign and what are its benefits?

Orthodontic conditions

Orthodontic conditions refer to a large group of conditions that come with some type of misalignment of a tooth, multiple teeth or even the jaw itself. These conditions have been affecting animals and humans alike for much of their existence. Even ancient human remains have been found to have orthodontic conditions through archaeological discoveries, including a sample that is thought to be over 50,000 years old. Orthodontic conditions have been mentioned in numerous ancient writings, including those of Hippocrates, who is often called the father of medicine. Despite the numerous mentions of orthodontic conditions, humanity only started to be able to treat these conditions in the past 300 years. One of the biggest breakthroughs in the recent history of orthodontics was the discovery and implementation of dental adhesives, which together with the increasing use of stainless steel allowed the popularisation of metal braces with brackets. Thanks to the recent developments of orthodontics, metal braces today are not the only option for patients with orthodontic conditions.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Luton is the earliest and most established corporation manufacturing invisible aligners and associated equipment. Invisible aligners are orthodontic treatment devices, which are transparent plastic ‘moulds’ that fit on the dental arches. They are personalised by using a 3D scan of a patient’s oral cavity as a blueprint. During the treatment multiple aligners are made to adjust for the progress of the treatment and the changing direction and force of the pressure required to move and realign the teeth. Throughout the treatment regular check-ups with your orthodontist are necessary, however this is not as frequent as with some other orthodontic treatments. With Invisalign, appointments to your orthodontist only have to be organised every 6-8 weeks. If you are interested in getting Invisalign Luton, visit our website for our contact details and book an appointment with us, Vogue Dental Care.

What are the benefits?

Invisalign has numerous benefits, and as with every medical treatment unfortunately certain drawbacks as well. One of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign is that it is almost entirely unnoticeable from an outsider’s perspective, which is important to some patients, especially teenagers and young professionals. Another major benefit is the fact that the aligners are removable. Consequentially you can simply just brush your teeth as you normally would. It also means that you can prevent the discolouration of the aligners when consuming foods or beverages that could stain the aligners, such as red wine, coffee or black tea. Invisalign is also considered a more comfortable treatment option by many. The surface of the aligners is smooth, and there is no metallic ‘aftertaste’ due to the materials used during its manufacturing. However, as with every medical treatment there are certain disadvantages of Invisalign as well. Certain tooth types and certain conditions can have a negative impact on the grip the aligners get on the surface of the teeth. Overly small, overly large or overly round teeth include these types and severe orthodontic conditions can also be unsuitable to be treated with Invisalign. Book a consultation session with us, Vogue Dental Care if you are interested in getting Invisalign Luton.