A teeth that are not properly aligned is called “MALOCCLUSION.” Malocclusion creates crowding which causes plaque and bacteria to accumulate around the teeth and under the gums. If one does not treat this, it can lead to a periodontal disease or gum disease. Also, it can create an unnecessary wear of teeth and jaws.
What are the different types of MALOCCLUSION?
- Deep Bite
- Excessive overjet
- Edge-to-Edge Bite
- Open Bite
What are the stages of procedure?
- The doctor will diagnose the patient if he or she is a good candidate for Invisalign.
- Once, the patient is found to be a candidate, an impression is taken to be sent to the Invisalign Lab to create a Clincheck. A Clincheck is a treatment plan for a patient. It will show visually how the patient’s teeth will move over a period of time. It will also show the number of trays and number of months needed to produce the result desired by the patient.
- This Clincheck is viewed by the patient for his or her approval. Once, it is approved, Clincheck is sent back to lab to manufacture trays.
- The next succeeding appointments will be the delivery of trays. Trays are delivered every two weeks until the end of the procedure.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is a more aesthetic alternative to metal braces. Though in difficult cases, metal braces may be more effective.
- The patient has freedom to take the tray off during brushing and eating.
- It prevents gum disease by aligning the teeth and not allowing food to get in between teeth due to their proper alignment.
- With properly aligned teeth, the chances of accumulating plaque which can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease are prevented.
- With properly aligned teeth, unnecessary chipping, breaking , or wear of the teeth are prevented and there is less stress on the teeth, the jaw bone, and joints.
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