Invisalign are clear aligners used for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are a series of invisible, removable orthodontic appliances that fit over your teeth. Your teeth are 3D scanned and the appliance is custom made on your teeth to guarantee a perfect fit. In order to get the smile you always wanted, simply wear the aligner every day for at least 21 hours. They are only taken off to eat, drink, brush and floss.
|Removable appliance||Fixed appliance|
|High aesthetic appeal||Metallic display on smile|
|Oral hygiene maintenance is much easier and simpler||Oral hygiene maintenance more difficult|
|Can continue to eat what you are eating and how you are eating today with the aligners tomorrow||Have to modify what and how you eat|
|Practically inconspicuous hence good for elderly patients||Elderly patients may not be very happy having metal display on smile|
|Great for people exposed to media and camera||Not ideal|
|No of visits to the orthodontist is much lower||Have to see the orthodontist once every 4 weeks|
|No pricking and poking with wires||Wires may hurt the patient causing ulcers|
|No break in the continuity of treatment even on travel||If you are travelling and cannot see the orthodontist in 4 weeks there is an extension of time.
If the braces break there is an extension of a few weeks in the treatment
|The treatment time required is precise||Treatment duration depends on a lot of factors like,
Non-breakage of the braces
Severity of malocclusion etc.,
|Great for patients who have a gum problem and mobility of teeth as the rate of tooth movement can be altered,||Rate of tooth movement can be altered but cannot be clinically specified|
|The clincheck software can exactly show how your teeth will look like at the end of aligner therapy.
What is predicted in the clincheck can be achieved to perfection with the aligners and refinements available.