A healthy, uniform smile is a noticeable asset in many ways. It leaves memorable impressions, is easier to take care of, and, when paired with a diligent oral health routine, can function properly for many years to come. Even so, having naturally straight teeth is a common rarity.
Since first introduced over 20 years ago, Invisalign® clear braces have been a favored alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. For many years, Invisalign was designed to address mild to moderate bite and misalignment issues. Treatment with Invisalign is ever-evolving to address numerous orthodontic issues, ranging from minor to complex.
Continue reading to discover how this approach to straightening your smile can benefit you!
Correcting Different Orthodontic Conditions with Different Types of Invisalign
Invisalign 17® - This option is particularly ideal for small cosmetic improvements. Invisalign 17 is often offered to address minor relapse cases.
Invisalign Lite® - This treatment is typically recommended for Class 1 cases, where the bite is considered normal and the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. Treatment with Invisalign Lite may need up to 14 aligners total to complete.
Invisalign Full® - Often the most favored form of Invisalign treatment, this option is used for most smile types and has the highest degree of flexibility regarding the treatment process.
Invisalign Teen ®- A form of clear aligner treatment designed to address the orthodontic needs of young teens, adolescents, and young adults.
What Sets Invisalign Apart from Traditional Orthodontics
Conventional braces use metal brackets that are permanently affixed to the surfaces of teeth for anywhere from one to three years. This system is not removable until the desired alignment is achieved. Metal archwires and rubber bands guide the jaw and teeth into proper position with pressure. Although traditional braces are reliable, they are not discreet.
With Invisalign, treatment consists of a series of virtually invisible plastic trays, each designed to fit your evolving smile perfectly while correcting mild to more complex orthodontic issues. Invisalign’s treatment gently shifts teeth into ideal positioning, discreetly straightening your smile as you change your aligner trays every two weeks.
Because your clear braces are removable, you have many benefits. Eating and drinking can be enjoyed in full as no dietary restrictions are required. Natural appearances go unaltered, allowing you to look and feel your best for an important upcoming event.
At Newport Beach Dental Center, we offer many forms of Invisalign treatment to correct the orthodontic needs of your smile. Contact our team today to schedule your Invisalign consultation!