Invisalign is a popular and effective orthodontic treatment that can help many patients get straighter teeth. The reason why Invisalign is so appealing is that it comes as a set of clear aligners, making the entire treatment process far more discreet than traditional metal braces.
Over the years, Invisalign treatment has improved tremendously. In the beginning, it was only able to correct minor alignment issues. Today, Invisalign is prescribed for moderate misalignments and even major bite problems.
And part of its evolution is due to special add-ons known as Invisalign Attachments.
Invisalign works by slowly moving a patient’s teeth into their most optimal position. To achieve this, the clear trays need to make direct contact with the teeth for at least 22 hours a day.
But sometimes, the aligners are not able to kickstart the tooth movement on their own. Invisalign attachments are used to help the process.
The attachments are small buttons that get bonded directly to your teeth. They allow the trays to overcome any problems with tooth size, shape, or angle that could have otherwise prevented the aligners from getting enough pressure on the tooth.
Thanks to attachments, Invisalign treatment has become available for a lot more patients.
Attachments are sometimes necessary to get the best results with your Invisalign treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about them:
If you’re interested in Invisalign and are wondering if it’s the right orthodontic treatment for you, Westside Dental Studio can help you find out.
Book a consultation with Dr. Chelsea Dean today to get started.
For more information, call us at (775) 686-6029.