Vantaggi Invisalign



Invisalign offers many advantages. The first , immediately leaps to the eyes and is of an aesthetic nature: in fact, the aligners, which are transparent masks that completely cover all surfaces of the teeth , they are virtually invisible. This is true at least up to a distance of 30-40 cm. (To be able to see them, you have to approach a few centimeters from the teeth of patient). Nothing more, therefore, unsightly metal brackets bonded to the teeth ! We want to emphasize that , from the aesthetic point of view, there is no comparison even with respect to so called “aesthetic braces” of ceramic material. These type of braces, in fact, despite being less conspicuous than metal ones , however, are easily visible, even if used in combination with ligatures and arches clad in ivory. The second advantage is that finally, during orthodontic treatment , you no longer see inflamed, sore and bleeding gums, as it was regularly using fixed appliances, despite repeated recomendations to follow a thorough oral hygiene. This is because, with Invisalign, it is much easier to maintain good oral hygiene : it is sufficient to use a normal toothbrush (the manual is fine, no need to spend money on the electric ones!), together with toothpaste and a regular unwaxed dental floss , as you would do if there was in place no orthodontic treatment. In fact the aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day and are removed when you eat and when you brush your teeth! Another important advantage as to fixed appliances it is that patient can eat what he (or she) wants. So the patient will no longer limited to eat only certain foods (mainly soft foods ), as was the case with fixed appliances. It must be said that the failure to comply with this requirement determines an unintended consequence with negative effects for treatment state: that is brackets debonding (brackets are bonded to the teeth with an adhesive material of proven efficacy, but whose strenght is not so high to withstand any stress!) And last but not least, we have the fourth advantage , which concerns the prediction of duration of treatment. It is in fact quite common circumstance that before we start the patient or his parents ask how long the treatment will last. Well, it is always very difficult to answer, even if only approximately, to this question. Indeed, apart from the obvious difficulties that are encountered in making a prediction in the case of growing patients and in mixed dentition, however, even in the case of adult patients treated with traditional fixed appliances, not infrequently, due to multiple factors, it may happen that the initial estimate proves to be incorrect, most of the time by default.