It wasn’t too many years ago when the only solution for misaligned and crooked teeth was metal braces. Today there is an altogether new solution; Invisalign aligners. Now, instead of the embarrassment of traditional braces, adults in particular can get straight teeth invisibly.
Braces vs. Invisalign
Teeth will move when they are subjected to a force. In the case of traditional braces the force is applied as “pull” which is applied by the wire which wants to return to its pre-stressed position. In the case of Invisalign Gold Coast Chicago the force is applied as “push.” Invisalign is not a series of brackets that are fixed to the surface of the teeth, connected by a distorted wire. Invisalign makes use of a series of pre-designed and pre-made invisible plastic devices that are placed over the teeth. The device looks quite similar to a conventional sports guard however, it is not designed to fit perfectly when it is first put in, it is designed for the future position of the teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign actually consists of a series of plastic aligners, each one is a little different than the one used before it. Depending on the degree of misalignment, there can be as many as 30 different aligners. When an aligner is first used, it may feel a little tight, that is because the aligner is designed to move your teeth from the position they are currently in, to the position defined by the design of the aligner. Over a period of a year or so the teeth will move in accordance that original planned for by your dentist.
When it is over, regardless of whether traditional braces were employed or whether Invisalign Gold Coast Chicago was used, the results will be the same. The major difference is, with Invisalign you can easily remove them when you are eating and cleaning your teeth; plus the fact that they are practically invisible which eliminates the potential embarrassment associated with wearing braces.
Invisalign Gold Coast Chicago is the modern method that is used to straighten and align teeth. There is a number of distinct advantages to Invisalign, to learn more you are invited to make an appointment with Chicago Smile Design.