Invisalign aligners, the cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, revolutionize the way teeth are straightened by utilizing virtually invisible and removable trays made of medical-grade thermoplastic material. Custom made to fit snugly over the patient's teeth, Invisalign aligners gradually shift them into their desired positions using gentle yet controlled force for an optimal outcome.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made, clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. They are designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions over time. But how do they achieve this? The answer lies in a process called controlled force application.
Each set of aligners is precisely calibrated to exert gentle pressure on specific areas of your teeth. This pressure helps move them slowly and carefully towards the desired position. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth will continue to adjust until they reach their final alignment.
But it's not just about applying force — there's also an element of timing involved. Each set of aligners is typically worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series. This allows for gradual movement and ensures that each tooth has enough time to respond to the forces applied.
Advanced technology plays a crucial role when it comes to creating customized aligners for Invisalign treatment. One of these technologies is 3D printing, which has revolutionized the way dental professionals design and produce aligners.
With 3D scanning, the dentist captures an accurate digital impression of your teeth without the need for messy traditional molds. This process not only saves time but also ensures precise measurements that are essential for creating aligners that fit perfectly onto your teeth.
Once the digital impression is obtained, it is sent to a specialized lab where sophisticated software analyzes the data and creates a virtual model of your teeth. This allows orthodontists to plan each step of your treatment with precision.
Using state-of-the-art 3D printers, these virtual models are transformed into physical aligners. The printer builds each individual tray layer by layer using biocompatible materials. These custom-made aligner trays are designed specifically for you and gradually move your teeth into their desired positions over time.
The use of 3D printing not only improves accuracy but also enables faster production times compared to traditional methods. Additionally, it allows orthodontists to make adjustments easily, if necessary, during the course of treatment.
Invisalign aligners have revolutionized the field of orthodontics, providing a discreet and effective alternative to traditional braces. If you're considering orthodontic treatment but don't want the hassle or visibility of traditional braces, it may be time to explore the possibilities offered by Invisalign.
To learn more about Invisalign, visit Sublime Smiles Orthodontics at 11400 Rockville Pike #805, Rockville, MD 20852, or 189 Kentlands Blvd #206, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at 301-330-1400.