Within esthetic dentistry, the most requested treatment today is invisible orthodontics. It is a novel technique, which includes 3D digital technology, which has achieved great development in recent years and its operation is based on the use of removable clear aligners.
As its name suggests, these aligners are practically invisible, which is a great advantage over traditional orthodontics with brackets. In addition, it is very comfortable to wear, and it is a very effective treatment if the professional’s instructions are followed. In addition, invisible orthodontics allows the patient’s daily activities to be carried out with great discretion.
How long should invisible orthodontics be used?
Basically, invisible aligners should be worn about 22 hours a day, and are removed only for eating and oral hygiene, or on special occasions such as conferences or interviews, social events or special events allow momentary removal.
Aligners or splints are changed every 8-15 days, depending on the case. It is especially recommended for mild to moderate cases in adult patients. These splints apply light forces on the teeth, which makes them very comfortable. In most cases, it is necessary to use attachments glued to the teeth (which have the same color of the tooth and are virtually invisible) and also often requires a slight interproximal grinding, that is, between teeth, to gain space.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this technique is that before starting the case, through digital technology, the patient can see the evolution of the case and its final result, being able to make corrections at the beginning of the treatment. They usually last less time than traditional orthodontics, which means fewer visits to the office and has a slightly higher price.
It is the technique that encourages many adults to improve their smile and improve their self-esteem, something often postponed.for more information, consult a specialist in dentistry.