Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is common.
An orthodontist specializes in fixing problems that happen when your teeth are out of alignment. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which lowers your risk for cavities and gum disease. They also help your jaw work efficiently.
Clear aligners are orthodontic devices that are a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth.
Invisalign uses a system of clear aligners that are custom-designed based on molds of your teeth. Constructed from comfortable BPA-free plastics, these aligners gradually move your teeth into position by exerting gentle pressure. Patients are given new aligners every few weeks throughout their treatment.
The advantages of Invisalign are: They look better, you can take the aligners out to eat, it is easier to brush and floss your teeth, and fewer consultations are required.
There are several disadvantages of Invisalign that you need to consider: patients need to be disciplined. Taking your aligner in and out can be inconvenient. Invisalign is not always the best treatment method. It is typically not recommended for more complex orthodontic cases.