We have compiled the frequently asked questions about Invisalign (transparent aligner) treatments, which have been used for the last 15 years in the world and for the last 3-4 years in Turkey and become more and more popular with each passing day. We have compiled the frequently asked questions about Invisalign (transparent aligner) treatments, which have been used for the last 15 years in the world and for the last 3-4 years in Turkey and become more and more popular with each passing day.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN (TRANSPARENT PLAQUE) TREATMENT?
Invisalign is a form of treatment in which the patient can straighten their teeth using clear aligners instead of tooth correction with orthodontic braces.
HOW CAN I START TRANSPARENT PLAQUE TREATMENT?
After deciding to start treatment, an impression or digital scan of the patient’s teeth is taken. After the x-rays and photo records are taken, the measurement is sent to the center of Invisalign by cargo, and the digital scan is sent over the internet. The sent dental records are transferred to digital media and sent to the doctor in the computer program for treatment planning.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PLACES TO RECEIVE ME AFTER THE RECORDS ARE SENT?
Your doctor makes a treatment plan on your dental records sent digitally. This process may take 1-2 weeks. After the approved treatment plans, the production of transparent plaques begins and the transparent plaques reach the doctor in a period of 10 days depending on the cargo time.
IS EVERYONE GIVING THE SAME (STANDARD) TRANSPARENT PLATE?
No. In Invisalign treatments, tooth correction is carried out with specially prepared transparent plaques.
HOW MANY SETS (UPPER AND BOTTOM) SHALL I WEAR TRANSPARENT PLATES?
How many sets of clear aligners will be placed is determined individually in the treatment planning. This is related to the fact that the treatment of the patient is easy/difficult. While the treatment of a person with mild crowding in the anterior region may be completed with 10 sets of plaques, more than 30 plaques may be prescribed for the patient in a treatment that is planned to move the skeletal lower jaw forward.
ARE BOTTOM AND TOP PLATES (SET) INSTALLED AT THE SAME TIME?
HOW LONG DOES A SET PLATE STAY IN MY MOUTH?
Depending on the direction of your doctor, 1 set of plaques can be planned to remain in the mouth for 2 weeks, 10 days or 1 week. Thus, the approximate duration of the treatment is determined before the treatment starts. The patient knows approximately when the treatment will end before starting the treatment.
HOW FREQUENTLY DO I REPLACE PLATES? HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO INSERVE PLATES PER DAY?
One of the most frequently asked questions is how often to replace clear aligners. Plates should be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day. How often to replace the plates depends on your doctor and treatment planning. In most treatment plans, while the plates are changed every 2 weeks, 10-day or weekly use can be recommended by the doctor as the tooth movements become more consistent. When the specified time expires, the patient starts to use the next set plates.
HOW MUCH IS THE TOTAL TREATMENT TIME?
As each patient’s treatment plan is different, the duration of treatment is also different. Depending on the duration of plaque use determined by your doctor (change in 2 weeks, 10 days or once a week), your treatment period will differ. For example, a treatment of 30 plaques replaced by 2 weeks of use covers a period of 60 weeks. However, if you or your doctor are not satisfied with the final situation at the end of the treatment, a new set of plates may be requested; This will extend the treatment period a little more. In a treatment where no problems are seen, the duration of the treatment can be easily understood by the duration of use determined by the doctor and the number of set plates.
HOW DO TRANSPARENT PLATES WORK?
Clear aligner treatments are essentially similar to orthodontic treatments with brackets. There is no difference in tooth movements. While pushing and pulling movements can be seen on the teeth in treatments with brackets, the main movement is pushing in clear plaque treatments. In order to make difficult movements in transparent aligners, filling materials called attachments, which are the same color as the tooth and are adhered to the tooth, are used.
The patient changes the plaque at the times determined by the doctor. One set of plates moves the teeth a certain amount and the patient switches to the new set of plates for more movement.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN INVISALIGN SOLVE?
Invisalign (transparent aligners) treatments have become more complex treatments than simple treatments over the years.
Class 2 closures
Very good results are obtained in moderate and mild class 3 closing treatments.