Invisible Orthodontics How does it work?

Orthodontics deals with the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies related to the form, position, relationship and function of the dentomaxillofacial structures. Its main function is to diagnose and correct alterations and maintain oral health in an optimal state through the use and control of different types of force.

It is advisable to consult an expert in Dentistry and Stomatology to consider the type of treatment that fits the needs of patients, as today, there are very innovative orthodontic treatments:

  • Invisalign is the newest and most efficient system in the world of orthodontics. The treatment consists of a series of almost invisible and removable transparent aligners, which are custom-made for the patient and are changed every two weeks.
  • Damon system is the most widely used low friction orthodontic system. Its main peculiarity is the absence of ligature to hold the wire inside the bracket, allowing the free movement of the teeth towards the optimal position.
  • Incognito is a true technological revolution, completely different from traditional lingual techniques. A 3D image of the mouth is obtained and the brackets are designed by computer for each tooth. At the same time, the archwires are fabricated individually for each patient.

What are the advantages?

The main advantage of invisible orthodontics is aesthetic, since they are transparent and invisible to the naked eye, they are more comfortable and wearable.

Another advantage is that, in the case of invisalign, they can be removed for eating and brushing teeth. This also helps to maintain good oral health.

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How does Invisalign work? How long does it take to see the results?

Clear aligners such as invisalign, are changed approximately every 15 days, so the teeth move progressively. In addition, these aligners are combined with attachments, geometrically shaped devices that help place the tooth in the correct position. The attachments have the same color as the tooth, so they go completely unnoticed. The treatment can last between 12 months in simple cases or 30 if they are very complex.

Are there any contraindications?

For most patients there is no contraindication. However, any orthodontic treatment for adults over 50 years of age can be problematic. It is also important for people with advanced diseases to undergo a study before using orthodontics.

If during treatment mild infections or bothersome pain that cannot be eliminated with the usual treatments occur, the specialist may consider discontinuation of treatment.