Invisalign is a method of correcting orthodontic malocclusions with a series of clear aligners. It was developed in response to patients’ wishes for completely invisible and removable orthodontic treatment.
Although advertised as new and revolutionary, the modern Invisalign® is a form of the original technique from 1997 with significant improvements in all stages of the process and continuous refinement. Although there are cheaper versions of the system on the market, the Invisalign® 3D digital application is superior to the competition in its precision, which allows orthodontists to control the movement and final position of each individual tooth. Invisalign® has made the biggest technological breakthrough in the material from which the aligners are made: SmartTrack® is a patented material that allows the aligner to apply a gentle, constant force to the teeth. It fits snugly around your teeth, while moving them slowly, but still faster and more predictably compared to other materials. No cheaper version, foreign or local, can compare in efficiency and accuracy to Invisalign®.
Advantages of Invisalign® in relation to a fixed orthodontic appliance:
Disadvantages of the Invisalign® are:
It should be noted that Invisalign® gives the patient absolute freedom, but it is also an obligation. The fixed appliance “works” without the patient having to think about it, while the aligners must be inserted and removed by the patient and worn for the prescribed number of hours because otherwise, they do not work. Ultimately, the decision should be based on the patient’s lifestyle.
Invisalign® is a reliable and aesthetically superior method of straightening the teeth.