With the development in the field of dentistry people are taking treatment for their crooked teeth, or for oral injury like tongue thrust and overcrowding of teeth, efficiently. The main reason for taking an orthodontic treatment is to have healthy gums, easy biting and chewing of food and even to have an attractive smile. Recent treatments available are Invisalign and braces.
Understanding of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is a type of modern treatment which is used to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. This treatment is started, after consulting an Orthodontistes. He X-Rays your teeth, takes photographs and makes impression of your existing teeth.
In some cases doctors may remove wisdom tooth or overcrowded teeth. In choosing Invisalign treatment patient is required to wear special plastic aligners, which automatically shifts the teeth into its proper position. For preparing aligners high quality thermoplastic material is used which is particular designed for the invisalign treatment. They are designed so impeccably that nobody notices that you are wearing aligners in your daily interactions with people.
Another advantage of invisalign is that apart from controlling amount of teeth moved it also controls the time when teeth are to be moved. Invisalign treatment aligner is shifted every two weeks thus enabling your teeth to move gradually every week thereby steadily leading to its correct position. This treatment will last for almost a year or two.
Cost of the treatment is more or less same as with the traditional orthodontics treatment. Moreover aligners are flexible and can be removed at time of brushing and flossing thus you can normal brushing. With the help of 3-D computers technology you can plan your treatment starting from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Understanding of Lingual braces Treatment
Lingual braces are another type of treatment for straightening up your crooked and misplaced teeth. It is also another invisible braces option though many dentists do not offer this technique because advanced training is required. These braces are placed on the back of your tongue and make them invisible to others.
Lingual braces functions by applying regular pressure on the back of the teeth and slowly moves them into the proper position. The treatment lasts for almost 3 years with respect to the condition of patient’s teeth. In the beginning of the treatment orthodontist will first take impression of your teeth on plastic cast. In the second step dentist apply cement on lingual side of teeth. Lastly dentist adds wire arch wire that creates tension and steadily pulls the teeth to the desired positions.
The common advantage of both these treatments is they both are invisible to others and depending upon what your orthodontist suggest you can opt for any of the two orthodontic treatments.