Orthodontics with Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
WHAT IS INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Invisalign, as an alternative to wires and brackets, is an orthodontic treatment option with transparent aligners, which is included in digital orthodontic applications. Transparent plaques specially prepared for our patients are used respectively, and the treatment of position disorders or closing disorders in the teeth is provided.
IS INVISALIGIN THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO TRANSPARENT PLAQUE TREATMENT?
Invisalign is the first product to be released in this field and is one of the best systems in this field due to its patents. There are also many companies in our country such as Clear Correct, Orthero, CA Digital. In addition to companies, some physicians also make transparent plaque planning and production in Office, through their own special programs.
DO TEETH MOVE WITHOUT BRACES?
The movements planned digitally in the taken measure create a pushing force as the plates used grip the teeth and try to shape the mold. These gripping and pushing movements allow the teeth to move and be brought to the ideal position without wires. According to the amount of movement in the planning, treatment is followed by changing it weekly or once in 2 weeks.
ARE THE PLATES ALONE ENOUGH FOR TEETH MOVEMENT?
Transparent plaques may be insufficient in the movement of round teeth. In these cases, a filling material called attachment is attached to the tooth to create tooth movement. In some cases, support can be obtained from mini screws or elastics.
CAN INVISALIGN BE DONE TO EVERYONE?
Orthodontic applications with clear aligners can be applied to everyone, but in severe cases, additional treatment-supporting products such as mini-screws, buttons, elastics or attachments may be required. In today's technology, jaw surgery preparations, extraction treatments, covered closures, cross closures or deep closures can be easily treated with invisalign. is being done.
CAN I PREPARE FOR ORTHOGNATIC SURGERY WITH TRANSPARENT PLATES?
With transparent plates, necessary preparations can be made before jaw surgery. In order to connect the jaws to each other with the help of splints during the surgery and during the recovery phase, help can be obtained from the mini screws or buttons attached to the skin surface.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Transparent corrective plates are not visible in the mouth, so they provide a very satisfying and comfortable treatment process for patients with high aesthetic concerns.
It can be easily used without any eating and drinking restrictions as it can be easily put on and taken off while eating, drinking or in special situations.
Since the plaque material is soft, there are no conditions such as stinging, hurting and injury on the gums, lips or cheeks.
It can be applied to all age groups starting from the age of 6 in patients with permanent teeth.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF PLAQUES DETERMINED IN INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
The main factor that determines the number of plaques in treatments with transparent plaques is the most challenging tooth movement in the patient. For example, in a planning where 30 degrees rotation is the most difficult movement, a minimum of 15 plates should be planned as each plate will rotate 2 degrees.
WILL I HAVE PAIN IN INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Transparent plates work by pushing or gripping mechanics. With the effect of pushing or gripping, a force effect that starts as soon as the plate is first attached and starts to decrease up to 2 hours, and which is felt very little at the end of 2 days, occurs. Studies have shown that patients' pain assessments are extremely low.
HOW ARE CONTROL SESSIONS IN INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Digital planning in the treatment with transparent aligners is planned to determine the frequency of these control sessions. It is ideal to have check-ups once in 6 weeks on average. In each control, plaques are given to our patients as a continuation and replacement times are planned. The treatment is completed by performing the necessary applications with routine controls.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO INSERT TRANSPARENT PLATES?
There are 2 important elements in the treatment with transparent plaques. One is treatment planning and the other is the cooperation of the patient to use the plates. Plates should be used for an average of 18-20 hours per day. It only needs to be removed while eating and drinking. If it is not worn for more than 2 hours, after this period, pressure is felt as if a new plate has been switched. This adversely affects the duration of treatment.
IF I USE THE TRANSPARENT PLATES ONLY AT NIGHT, WILL MY TEETH BE BROKEN?
It is almost impossible to finish the treatment in the planned time by wearing only at night during the treatment with transparent plaques. Therefore, the plaques should not be removed for more than 2 hours. It should not be forgotten that in the treatment with plaques, it should be worn for 18-20 hours a day to ensure the treatment in the planned time.
DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY CLEAR PLATES WHILE I HAVE A DRINK?
If water and colorless foods such as soda are at room temperature, they can be consumed while the plaques are in the mouth. The material used in the production of transparent plaques is thermoplastic. Therefore, temperature changes negatively affect the compatibility of plaques with your teeth. You can drink normal temperature or cool drinks, but it is recommended to take it out when drinking hot things such as tea. Since Invisalign aligners are thermoplastic, they can be deformed in the heat. Again, colored drinks can distort the transparent appearance of the aligners. For this reason, it is recommended to take it out for the consumption of colored and hot and cold beverages and put it in the storage boxes given to you.
DOES INVISALIGN AFFECT MY SPEAKING?
The therapeutic plaques given to you when starting the transparent plaque treatment have a thickness between 0.65-1 mm. This difference in thickness can negatively affect your speech between 1-2 hours and 2 days, especially in some letters that the tongue needs contact during speaking. However, after 1-2 hours, our patients become accustomed to this situation with the suggested speech exercises. Also, they may feel a difference during swallowing in the first moments, and this situation is eliminated by adapting up to 1-2 hours.
CAN I REMOVE MY INVISALIGN PLATES ANYTIME?
Transparent plaques are almost invisible. But it can be removed in special moments, interviews or any time you want, provided that it does not exceed 2 hours. If longer periods have not been used, it should be used by extending the time until the plate completes its function.
DO THE COLOR OF CLEAR PLATES CHANGE OVER TIME?
Color change in transparent plaques is mostly caused by colored drinks consumed with the plaques or tobacco products such as cigarettes. In particular, drinks containing turmeric and curry immediately turn yellow and even if we clean the color recycling, it will not work.
HOW TO CLEAN INVISALIGN PLATES?
Cleaning the clear plates is quite simple. You can easily clean your plaques by using liquid soap and a toothbrush under running cold water simultaneously with brushing your teeth in the morning and evening. Toothpaste may also be preferred instead of liquid soap, but some agents in the paste may stain plaques a little gray and create a dirty appearance. Again, cleaning crystals or denture cleaning products specially produced by the companies can be used in cleaning processes. It should never be put into chemicals such as bleach.
DO I NEED ANY OTHER PREPARATION BEFORE MY INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Transparent plaque treatment, as a philosophy, is done by using a series of plaques made specifically for your teeth, respectively. Adaptation of plaques to teeth is very important. Since a filling plate to be made in the middle of the treatment will adversely affect the adaptation, all procedures must be completed before the impression is taken. In some cases, the physician may leave these procedures at the end of the treatment. This situation is decided in the planning during the first examination.
WHAT IS THE MATERIAL CONTENT USED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF PLASTIC MATERIAL IN INVISALIGN ALIGNERS?
Invisalign aligners are a patented product called Smart track and are highly compatible with biological tissues. This FDA-approved product does not contain Bisphenol A, latex or gluten.
HOW MUCH IS THE PREPARATION TIME OF INVISALIGN PLATES?
We can deliver Invisalign plaques to our patients about 4 weeks after the measurement is taken and start their active treatment.
CAN I USE INVISALIGN PLATES WHILE SPORTS OR SWIMMING?
Since the transparent aligners are specially prepared for your teeth and completely grip your teeth, you can easily use them both while swimming and in all sports, including extreme sports.
CAN ANY DOCTOR PERFORM INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
Invisalign aligners are only made by certified physicians who have received or completed their doctoral or specialist training in orthodontics.
WILL THE BUTTONS OR ATTACHMENTS ADHESIVE TO THE TOOTH SURFACE WITH PLATES DURING THE TREATMENT REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF THE TREATMENT?
Every attachment or button has a reason to add to your treatment. Attachments or buttons whose task is completed are removed. In some attachments, their location or shape can be changed during treatment. At the end of the treatment, all of these attachments are cleaned from your knee surface with the help of special burs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY INVISALIGN TRANSPARENT PLATE?
For example, if you lose the 8th plate in a 15-plate treatment, the adaptation of the number 9 is checked first. Therefore, the plates must be kept either in the mouth or in the storage box. It should never be wrapped in napkins or similar items and left on the table.
WILL MY INVISALIGN TREATMENT END WITH THE PLANNED NUMBERS?
There are many parameters in the timely completion of treatment with transparent plaques. The first of these is that the planning was done with precision. The second is that the patient must use it for 18-20 hours a day. In addition, there are many other parameters such as the age of the person being treated, bone thickness, predictability of the planned movement. For this reason, in addition to the first prepared plates, new impressions can be taken at the last stage and additional plates can be included in the treatment.
MY INVISALIGN PLATES WON'T SIT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
In the treatment planning made with transparent plaques, certain movements are planned in the teeth. For example, 2 degrees per plate for rotation. If the next plate is passed before the movement of the previous plate is completed, there will be blockage in the following process and the plate will lose its adaptation. In this case, 3 ways are tried; adaptation can be returned to the most ideal plate, partially made suitable for adaptation with short-term additions, or additional measurements can be taken and new plates can be requested. However, all these processes may prolong your treatment period.
AFTER INVISALIGN TREATMENT, WILL THE RECOVERY IN MY TEETH BE PERMANENT?
After your treatment with clear aligners is completed, a thin wire is usually attached for reinforcing purposes so that the teeth do not deteriorate again. This wire prevents the teeth from deteriorating again. Alternatively, this permanence can be achieved by using at night the reinforcement plates, which are also special for Invisalign treatment, called Vivera.