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Saturday to Thursday 8.30 am to 9 pm

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      Did you know that around 45% of adults are unhappy with their smiles? Most of us have considered teeth straightening by a professional.

      At least some of us backed out when it came to metal brackets and wires that had to be fixed to our teeth. So here is the revolutionized solution. Presenting Invisalign aligners.

      What is Invisalign?

      Invisalign is an esthetic new-age orthodontic treatment modality. In simple words, these are a series of personalized removable transparent plastic trays that facilitate teeth movement when worn systematically. They are made with the help of cutting-edge CAD-CAM technology. Invisalign clear braces quickly gained popularity over traditional metal braces as many teenagers and adults became more concerned about their appearances during the treatment window.

      Advantages
      • The clear trays are significantly more esthetic and comfortable when compared to metal braces. There is no need to worry about lacerations and injuries.
      • Maintaining oral hygiene is much easier owing to its removable nature.
      • Ideal for retreatment cases.
      • Ideal for teenagers and adults who are unwilling to wear metal braces.
      • Ability to visualize the treatment outcome during the planning stage, with the help of software.
      • Shorter and less frequent appointments with the orthodontist, as patients can replace their aligners on their own.
      • More précised treatment duration if worn systematically.
      • Extraction of teeth may not be advocated.
      Disadvantages
      • Patient motivation is of utmost importance.
      • Not ideal for children.
      • The aligners can not be worn while eating.
      • Lost trays, missed appointments and poor patient compliance can lengthen the treatment duration and affect the final results.
      • Higher cost when compared to conventional braces therapy.
      What to expect from your orthodontist?

      Your Invisalign certified orthodontist will first do an initial assessment and diagnosis. Pretreatment records like radiographs, photographs, and models of your teeth and jaws will then be made. An intraoral scanner is used to make measurements of your teeth which are then sent to the Invisalign office. A stimulated virtual treatment is then formulated with the help of highly sophisticated software. Modifications are made at this stage. After the desired results are obtained on screen, the trays are cut out precisely using CAD-CAM technology in the lab.

      Once the trays are ready, the doctor will give you the usage instructions. Detailed explanations about when you should consider switching between the trays will also be given. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled.

      How should you care for your Invisalign therapy?
      • Wear your tray for the majority of the day for it to work, at least 22 hours.
      • Remove it while having your meals.
      • Abide by the instructions of your orthodontist when it comes to switching to your next tray.
      • Don’t be too concerned about the slight lisp that occurs when you first put on your brand new tray. It will disappear as you get used to it.
      • As your aligners are snuggly fitting against your teeth for 22 hours a day, your saliva will not be able to naturally wash out any food debris. It is imperative to maintain good oral hygiene by thoroughly brushing and flossing to prevent plaque and cavities.
      • Every time you remove your aligner make sure you clean it thoroughly. Dry saliva and plaque could accelerate bacterial growth.
      • Be committed to the treatment.
      • Accurately follow post-care instructions given by your orthodontist.

      The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing has allowed customized orthodontic treatments with the help of plastic trays that are virtually unnoticeable and significantly more comfortable to wear. Invisalign is currently the most used system among the aligners. You can have your smile transformed in as less than 6 months. What are you waiting for?