Invisalign, the technological advance of dentistry

In pretty much every aspect of our lives, technology has immensely changed things, mostly for the better. When people think of developing technology, most people don’t think right away about the dental care field but just like in every other industry, technology has vastly improved the dental industry and how people and their dentists are able to deal with all sorts of problems that stem up from things like gum diseases or blunt force accidents.

One example of just how much technology has changed the way that the dental industry works is Invisalign. Few products have ever done so much to help renovate the awkward and embarrassed feeling experienced by kids and teenagers everywhere from getting braces for the first time. There is a good chance if you are old enough to be reading this on the Internet, you are probably the age group that had to live through braces and considering how many Americans needed braces over the past decades, there is a good chance that you yourself have had braces at one point or another. We all remember how terrible they were. Not only were they embarrassing but they hurt, they cut the inside of your lip and they meant that you had to make a monthly appointment with the dentist who was only going to tighten them up and make them hurt for days to come.
Now with the process of Invisalign, people with problems regarding the straightness of their teeth can just get sized and measured for this set of clear trays that they wear when they are not eating or brushing their teeth. This means no unsightly braces, no painful wire sticking out, no weird stains on your teeth after you get your brackets off. The worst thing about Invisalign is that it takes a few days to get used to talking with the extra layer of plastic coating your teeth. This is a huge leaps and bounds improvement over the technology of the past.

dentist Since the complicated part of the Invisalign process is handled in the Invisalign offices somewhere, any dentist can take the proper moulds of your mouth, send in for the Invisalign trays and then help you go through the different trays to get your teeth straightened up. This means that you can go through the process with your same trusted dentist and not have to go and find a new orthodontist. The dentists at Highlands Dentist can usually get you in with an appointment to make the moulds and then it is only a matter of a few weeks before you are set and ready with your first tray. How long you will have to wear each tray will be dependent on the state of your teeth and what your dentists and the Invisalign team suggests but generally you can expect a few weeks for each of the trays which mean that the Invisalign trays are usually also faster at bringing your teeth where they should be compared to typical braces.

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