Invisalign braces are clear aligner trays that are changed constantly as the teeth move into place. Molds are taken of the patient’s mouth and from them custom-made clear plastic aligners are created. These aligner trays help shift the teeth into their proper position.
Invisalign braces treatment- the process:
The first step when arriving at the dental clinic of Dr. Ethan Schuman is x-rays and a thorough examination. This is in order to see whether invisalign braces are right for your specific case. Impressions will be taken of your mouth. If your case is one that can be treated with invisalign a full treatment plan will be created using virtual 3-d techniques. The virtual program will show the series of movements your teeth will go through till the final result. This enables you to see the way your teeth will look at the end of the treatment even before you begin. A series of invisalign braces will then be created for you. These consist of clear trays you wear on your teeth and change every couple of weeks as your teeth move into place.
At Dr. Ethan Schuman of St. Louis there will take place regular checkups as the treatment progresses to make sure the process is satisfying and the invisalign braces are comfortable.
The amount of time the treatment takes depends on a few different factors such as the complexity of the treatment and varies from patient to patient.
Costs and considerations
The cost of invisalign braces is usually only slightly higher than metal braces. The cost can vary depending on how complicated your specific case is and how many aligners are necessary in order to achieve the final perfect smile. The huge advantages that invisalign braces offer- being virtually invisible and being able to take the aligners out in order to eat and clean- often outweigh the slight difference in price.