Bite correction using invisalign aligners
Even, correctly aligned teeth are one of the basic parameters of a perfect smile, which few people have by nature. More than 80% of patients have bite problems, resulting in distortion, overcrowding, and overlapping of teeth. Such defects not only ruin the aesthetics of the smile and make people ashamed of the appearance of their teeth, but also can lead to serious problems with the general body health.
Pathological occlusion disturbs chewing function, causes increased tooth wear, provokes asymmetry and premature aging of the face, and is a favorable factor for the development of gastrointestinal pathologies. Therefore, anomalies of the dento-facial system cannot be left without attention and treatment.
The technology used in modern dentistry makes it possible to correct the bite at any age without using braces. One of these technologies are aligners — special orthodontic constructions, which are an alternative to the classic braces. Light, transparent and imperceptible on dental surfaces, the devices are used to treat various dental defects and help to obtain an excellent treatment result in a short time and without discomfort for the patient.
Why are aligners unique?
Aligners are fabricated individually for each clinical case, according to the casts taken from the patient's teeth, using three-dimensional computer modeling technology. For a course of treatment, a whole set of dental bite splints is fabricated, which will need to be changed after a certain corrective result is achieved. The timing of the change is determined by the doctor after a follow-up examination at the clinic.
Dental aligners are comfortable in everyday use, they are easy to remove / put on, do not require complicated care. Made of elastic, hypoallergenic material, they do not injure the soft tissues of the mouth, do not cause irritation, allergies, and do not lead to speech disorders.
Bite correction using aligners is a service offered by Aesthete, the premium dentistry clinic in Dubai. Make an appointment at our branch on Bluewaters Island and get a detailed consultation on orthodontic treatment from the best specialists in Dubai!
How do Aligners Work?
Several sets of aligners are used to get your teeth aligned and in the correct position in the dental curves. Each item in the set is designed to exert a certain degree of pressure on the teeth and cause them to gradually move. As soon as the teeth take the position that was provided for by a particular model, it is replaced by a new one.
For How Long the Aligners have to be Worn?
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the occlusion pathology. In mild cases, the correction takes 8-10 months, while severe anomalies will require wearing aligners for 1-1.5 years.
Stages of Bite Correction Using Aligners
Bite correction with invisible dental bite splints is carried out in several stages:
Treatment with aligners will begin with a thorough diagnosis, which is necessary to identify the anomaly, the stage of its development and the elaboration of a course of correction. The need for preparatory treatment is also determined at the diagnostic stage. If cavities or inflammatory processes are detected, the appropriate therapy is carried out. Professional tooth cleaning, which removes plaque and tartar, is mandatory.
Taking casts, virtual modeling
Dental impressions are taken of the patient's jaws, which serve as the basis for the fabrication of anatomical models and virtual planning of the complete course of treatment using specialized software Clean Check. With this program, the orthodontist will be able to show the patient how the treatment will proceed and how it will change patient's appearance. The opportunity to see a renewed smile with straight teeth is a great motivation not to put off treatment and installation of aligners!
Created models, the information collected during the diagnostic study, measurements — all data is transmitted to a certified laboratory in the United States, where the aligners will be fabricated. When the dental bite splints are ready, the patient is invited to the clinic for initial installation.
During the initial placement of aligners on the teeth, orthodontist tells in detail about all the stages of treatment, the rules of wearing the device, which must be strictly observed to achieve rapid positive results. A date is set for a follow-up examination.
Consolidating the result
When the elements of the dental curve take the correct position, it will need to be fixed by installing retainers. Fixing devices will prevent the teeth from moving to their previous positions.
INVISALIGN teeth aligners
Our clinic offers patients the latest technology in orthodontic treatment and the best aligners in Dubai: systems manufactured by the American brand Invisalign.
Lightweight, comfortable invisible dental bite splints allow you to effectively eliminate various occlusion pathologies and are indicated for installation in the cases as follows:
- Overcrowding of teeth.
- Vertical incisal overbite and disocclusion.
- Cross bite mesial occlusion.
- Interdental spaces.
Aligners ensure that the teeth are moved into the correct position by gentle yet constant pressure. No severe pain or excruciating discomfort will occur while wearing the appliances. A slight pressure sensation in the first few days is normal, indicating that the aligners are working and transforming your smile!
Aligners can be used to align teeth in both adults and teenagers. The models for young patients have special markers that allow parents to control the duration of wearing the dental bite splints.
Invisalign aligners are highly praised by patients and leading orthodontists around the world, as they offer a number of unique features and benefits:
The dental bite splints are made of absolutely transparent material and therefore will remain invisible to others. The privacy of treatment is important not only for people with a public lifestyle, but also for those who are self-conscious about wearing braces and find the thought of having braces on their teeth extremely stressful.
Aligners can easily be removed from / applied to the teeth when needed. This feature helps you maintain good oral hygiene and avoid having to give up your favorite foods.
To clean your teeth, all you have to do is take the aligners off and you can use all kinds of tools: brushes, interdental brushes, flosses and irrigators.
The entire correction process is modelled using special software. Detailed planning helps to show the patient how the bite will be corrected, to calculate the exact timing and to visualize the changes in the position of the teeth at each stage.
Adaptation to lightweight aligners is quick; they do not chafe or traumatize the gums and sensitive mucosa and do not cause speech articulation problems. Minor speech problems may be present for the first few days after placement and then go away on their own, without any further treatment.
Invisalign uses hypoallergenic materials that are fully compatible with human body tissue. The absence of metal elements makes it possible to successfully carry out bite correction in people who are hypersensitive to metals and their alloys.
Advanced materials and technology
The manufacturer produces the aligners from a unique polymer called SmartTrack, which is manufactured using a patented technology. This advanced material helps to make the process of tooth movement in the dental curves as predictable as possible, speeds up the treatment process and makes the wearing of dental bite splints comfortable. The plastic fits snugly, conforms exactly to the shape of the teeth, and has a perfectly smooth surface.
Invisalign aligners can be used to correct various bite disturbances, from simple to complex, as well as to correct the results of poor orthodontic treatment previously carried out. Dental bite splints can be used when crowns or implants are fitted, any restorations made before orthodontic treatment are taken into account by the doctor when designing the correction.
When talking about the features of Invisalign aligners, we think it is only right to warn you that the braces will only be effective if you are disciplined throughout the treatment.
It is permitted to remove the appliances, but this permission does not mean that the aligners may or may not be worn as you wish. In order for the movement process to proceed at the desired, planned pace, the dental bite splints must remain on the teeth for 20-22 hours a day. Failure to do so will result in ineffective treatment!
If you have opted for aligners, refrain from smoking and consuming too hot food and drinks. Nicotine will stain the clear plastic and make the bite splints unaesthetic and high temperatures can lead to the melting of the polymer.
Which is better: aligners or braces?
To understand whether aligners are better than dental bite splints, let us compare orthodontic appliances according to basic criteria:
Habituation to the braces will take longer and be more painful, lasting about a month, and some patients must take pain medication and do articulation exercises during the adjustment period to correct speech problems. Aligners are easier and quicker to get used to, they do not cause much pain after fitting and you can tolerate the mild discomfort for the first few days without taking pills.
Braces can also be invisible, but only if lingual structures are installed, fixed on the inner surfaces of the teeth. All other types of braces will be visible when you smile or talk, but fully transparent aligners are difficult to see, requiring a closer look. In addition, if a significant event is planned, an important date, the dental bite splints can be removed. Braces do not have this option, if the system is removed, it will have to be fabricated again and therefore the whole treatment course will have to start from scratch.
The invisibility of aligners is an important advantage for socially active people with a public lifestyle. Showbiz stars, politicians and bloggers are increasingly opting for aligners to maintain the natural beauty of the smile throughout treatment.
Classic braces are not recommended for athletes who are engaged in traumatic, extreme sports. An impact on teeth with metal braces can cause severe damage. Soft aligners exclude such consequences and make orthodontic treatment available to everyone.
Treatment with aligners will not require the same regular visits to the doctor as with braces. When wearing a brace system, visits to the clinic are a must, as only a professional will be able to properly tighten the arch. You also need to visit the orthodontist when using aligners, but if you have to go on a long business trip or travel, you can take a set of dental splints with you and coordinate the change of models remotely with your doctor.
Braces make oral hygiene much more difficult, therefore, the teeth are cleaned and any damage or defects to the enamel are repaired before the braces are fitted, and remineralization procedures are carried out after removal. When correcting with aligners, you can take care of your teeth in the same way using the usual set of tools. To clean plaque from the tooth surfaces and gums, simply remove the dental bite splint. The aligners themselves are also easy to care for: they are cleaned with a soft brush, rinsed with plain water or a special solution.
Aligners have significantly more advantages over braces in all the above-mentioned parameters, but the final decision in favor of a particular technology of bite correction should be made only together with your doctor. This is important because there are severe dento-facial anomalies that only braces, which create a strong, stable pressure on the teeth, can help with.
Therefore, in order to correctly choose an orthodontic appliance, it is necessary to undergo a diagnosis that will determine the pathology type and stage of development, and help you choose the most effective correction technique. Choosing braces is recommended if you lack discipline and responsibility. If you forget to wear the aligners, if you choose to shorten their daily wear, the treatment will be unproductive.
Examples of our work, "BEFORE AND AFTER" photos
We regularly add and update the portfolio of work performed by our specialists, understanding how important it is for patients to be able to see and evaluate the results and quality. See how Invisalign aligners change your appearance and take your first step toward a dazzling, beautiful smile!
Prices for bite correction using aligners
The price of aligners is calculated for each clinical case separately, because it depends on:
- The complexities of the defect being corrected.
- The need for additional diagnostic tests, pre-treatment.
- The number of dental bite splints in the set.
Therefore, the exact answer to the question "how much do aligners cost" can only be given by an orthodontist, after examination and diagnosis. The expert will develop a personalized treatment program, which will include the full cost and duration of the correction. This price will be final.
Aligners in Dubai
Our premium dental clinic specialists will be happy to provide a detailed personal consultation on the installation of aligners and bite correction. Our clinic in Dubai is open and working for you on the Bluewaters Island.
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