Invisalign invisible orthodontics in Palma de Mallorca
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
Treatment begins with taking dental impressions that are sent to the lab where the aligners will be created. Each aligner is created from images developed using 3D modelling software for a custom fit.
Between 18 and 30 aligners will be created for most patients. During treatment, each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then exchanged for the next aligner in the series.
Does Invisalign work like traditional metal braces?
Invisalign is designed to straighten and properly align teeth just like metal braces.
However, instead of relying on metal bands or ceramic plates and wires that are attached to the surfaces of the teeth, the Invisalign system uses a series of removable clear splints, similar to the trays used in teeth whitening procedures, to help move teeth into their correct position over time.
What are the advantages of Invisalign compared to other types of orthodontics?
Invisalign is made of clear, medical-grade plastic, so the aligners are very difficult to see while wearing them. The aligners are soft, so they don’t irritate the lips or other soft tissues, and they can be removed for cleaning, making brushing and flossing much easier to improve oral health during treatment.
They can also be removed for eating, so there are no dietary restrictions. Finally, because each aligner is custom-made for each patient, Invisalign can align teeth more quickly than traditional braces.