The Invisalign Aligner System is a custom-made clear aligner kit for controlled bite correction from the American manufacturer Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology first introduced clear aligners as an alternative to fixed braces in 1999. By 2020, the clinical practice of using Invisalign aligners has more than 9 million patients worldwide.
A set of individual alignes Invisalign is produced according to virtual dental impressions of the patient in the USA. Each pair of alignes fits perfectly over your teeth and gently moves them in the right direction strictly according to the treatment plan.
For the correct functioning of the aligners, attachments are installed on the teeth - small overlays made of composite material that matches the color of the teeth. With their help, the pressure of the aligner works with the correct force and in the right direction./p>
Each aligner should be worn for 1-2 weeks, at least 22 hours a day. The number of aligners, the duration of their wearing, the position and the number of attachments are calculated in the ClinCheck program while treatment planning.
The full course of treatment with Invisalign aligners is usually approximately 10-20 months.
The Invisalign system is suitable for solving most aesthetic and functional problems of position and occlusion of teeth:
ЭAligners are not suitable for correcting skeletal malocclusion - when the bite is disturbed not because of the position of the teeth, but because of the size and position of the jaw bones. Orthognathic surgery is prescribed (recommended) for patients with skeletal abnormalities. Aligners in this case can be used at the stage of preparation - for setting the teeth in the correct position.
Aligners are recommended to be worn at least 22 hours a day, taken off during meals and put away in a special box for this time. The aligners are very easy to care for: it is enough to clean them with a brush and soap under running water. Once a week, you can use “Korega ”denture cleaning tablets.
Aligners must not be immersed in hot water or held over steam for cleaning - the silicone will deform. Do not drink coloring drinks or smoke with aligners- they absorb pigment and are not cleaned.
The technique of teeth brushing with attachments is no different from hygiene without them. Brushing your teeth with a brush and toothpaste is advisable after every meal, also you should use dental floss, brushes, and an irrigator before going to bed.
At night we recommend placing remineralizing gels (ROCS Medical Minerals, GC Tooth Mousse) in the cells of the aligner. They strengthen the enamel, give shine and have a whitening effect