Invisalign is a perfect alternative method to the traditional braces of straightening teeth. It is an orthodontic method of treatment and uses a series of clear and removable teeth aligners. It is a product manufactured and marketed by Santa Clara based medical device company Align Technology.
As compared to traditional methods of teeth alignment, Invisalign clear trays in Raleigh is more advantageous.The aligners are transparent thus not easy to detect as compared to the traditional metal braces. Thus the method is quite popular to many people who want their teeth straightened without traditional metal braces appearance.
The traditional metal braces are common to children and adolescents while the aligners are also common to adults and are marketed to be more comfortable. The aligners have a removable nature and hence consumption of food becomes more comfortable without the hindrance of metallic braces.
The aligners, as clinically tested, are capable of avoiding most of the side effects brought about by the traditional methods. For instance, most other methods of orthodontic treatment shorten the roots of teeth to many patients and lead to teeth decay. This is because traditional fixed appliances cannot be removed when one is eating or cleaning and also gives a hindrance to accuracy when X-rays are being taken.
Patients who undertake alignment treatment qualify for a new set of aligners every two weeks and the process give less force and pain. Metal braces are adjusted every six weeks and involves greater forces. Since the aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning, there are no restrictions on food that could damage them as compared to fixed appliances.
Treatment by invisalign is said to take less time than traditional orthodontics.Metal braces are considered more costly since the method takes a long time and different patients require different dental needs hence prices will also vary.
On average, it is estimated to be roughly $5000. On the other hand, invisalign is cheaper, takes less time, offers more comfort, convenient and better for good hygiene maintenance.