Orthodontic Treatment Options – Invisalign
Straight Teeth without Visible Braces
Advances in Computer Science has revolutionized health care and Orthodontics is no different. Low radiation digital imaging, precision manufacturing of custom orthodontic appliances, and 3D treatment planning programs are some of the technological advancements. Today, a digital scan or impressions of your teeth are uploaded to the computer. The type and sequence of all tooth movements are prescribed and visualized by the orthodontist prior to the start of treatment. Next, a custom appliance is manufactured for your individual treatment plan.
Invisalign® is a company that utilizes this technology to manufacturer clear removable aligners that straighten teeth without braces using a custom-made series of aligners created only for you. The trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth, they will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the your personalized treatment. You just pop in a new set of aligners, until your treatment is complete. The best part about the whole process is that there are no metal brackets and no wires to tighten and most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
A similar technology utilized by 3M Incognito™ Hidden Braces make it possible to straighten teeth by attaching braces directly behind the teeth where they are completely invisible. Since they are completely customized for you, they offer many treatment options. They are a unique orthodontic treatment option featuring customized braces placed on the back side of the teeth where they are completely hidden from view.
No matter which option you choose, no one will know you’re wearing braces – unless you tell them!