Thanks to Transparent Aligners and Teeth Correction without Braces (Orthodontics), Your Teeth Crowding Can Be Corrected.
Invisalign treatment has provided a solution to the crowded teeth problem of more than 4 million people. With an efficient and aesthetics-oriented approach that utilizes almost invisible appliances, this treatment does not require you to put on braces.
Invisalign, a computer-assisted orthodontic treatment technology, is applied to correct your teeth with unique transparent trays (aligners), without using braces. The most important reason for the preference of Invisalign is that it is not noticeable that you are receiving orthodontic treatment while correcting the teeth crowding.
Invisalign trays are made in series, in line with the position where the teeth are to be moved. Each tray creates a movement of 0.05 mm. The set of trays are worn for 15 days before changing to a new set of aligners.
Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth using a 3D scanning method called CAD-CAM system and this impression will be transferred to the computer. Teeth impression is transferred to the virtual environment and moved via a computer simulation. Transparent trays are produced in accordance with each 0.05 mm movement in the simulation.
Yes. After your treatment plan is created in the virtual environment, you can see the treatment result in three dimensions. During the entire treatment process, you can observe the movement of your teeth in the virtual environment.
It is an orthodontic treatment that can be applied to adults, adolescents, and children. However, you need to get an examination in order to determine whether you are suitable for Invisalign treatment. Moderate and mild teeth crowding can be treated with Invisalign. An orthodontic treatment that requires tooth extraction can also be treated with Invisalign. Only the dentist can decide to proceed with an Invisalign with dental extraction.
All the milk teeth of your child should be fallen out and at least the second molar teeth must have partially erupted. This is roughly the period when your child is 13 or 14 years old.
The most important advantage of Invisalign treatment is that it does not negatively affect your daily life in any way.
First of all, Invisalign is hardly noticeable in your mouth and you can continue to laugh as confidently during the treatment.
You can easily remove your trays while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth, and eat whatever you want.
Since the treatment is made without metal and soft trays are used, your teeth and gums will not be irritated.
Invisalign can be easily applied to both adolescents and adults.
In order for the teeth to move, force must be applied. You will feel a pressure when you first insert the transparent trays. Your teeth will adapt to this pressure shortly
You will have monthly check-ups. Two new transparent trays will be given to you in each check-up. The transparent trays are changed in every 15 days. For example, if 20 trays were produced for your treatment, your treatment will last 10 months.
You should wear the transparent trays for an average of 20 hours a day. It is recommended to take them off only while eating. Apart from that, in important situations such as a very important meeting, you can take them out for a maximum of 1 to 2 hours.
You can drink lukewarm or cold drinks while wearing your trays, but you should take them off while drinking hot drinks like tea. Invisalign trays are thermoplastic and therefore they can be deformed by heat.
According to the feedback we have received from our patients who have undergone the Invisalign treatment, nobody noticed that they had trays in their mouth unless the patients told them. Many patients shared that when they removed their trays to eat, the people around them were surprised and asked, "Did you have something in your mouth?".
After 1 or 2 days of adaptation period, you will not experience any problems. If you are going to have a long speech in a meeting, you can remove your Invisalign trays for 1 to 2 hours.
You can clean your Invisalign trays every morning and evening with a toothbrush under running warm water.
If you smoke a lot, your transparent trays will discolor unlike the trays of patients who do not smoke. However, since you will change your Invisalign trays every 15 days, this discoloring will not be severe.
The duration of treatment depends on the case. However, since computer technology is used in Invisalign treatment, no force is applied to any unwanted area of the mouth. Since it is used for mild and moderate crowding, the duration of Invisalign treatment can be relatively shorter than the conventional orthodontic treatment.
However, as we have observed in our patients, patients who get Invisalign treatment do not have any concerns regarding when the treatment will be over.
It is an expensive method compared to conventional orthodontic treatment with braces, because it is not noticeable at all. The cost of Invisalign treatment changes between 7,150 Turkish Liras and 21,300 Turkish Liras.
It may take 1 to 1.5 months for your impressions to be sent the laboratory abroad, to create your treatment plan online, to produce Invisalign trays, and to clear your trays through customs. Although this period seems to be a loss of time, when your treatment will end (including this period) is determined at the very beginning of the treatment.
Yes. Before starting the Invisalign treatment, all cavities should be removed, all tartar should be cleaned, and all oral care processes should be completed. Depending on the condition, your dentist may request the extraction of your wisdom teeth before Invisalign treatment. No operation is done in the mouth after the impression is taken. Prosthetic operations such as bridges and implants are done after the Invisalign treatment is completed.
Invisalign aligners absolutely do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalates, which are used in the production of baby bottles and plastic bottles and banned by Canada, USA, and the European Union because they cause several health problems. Therefore, you can safely receive the Invisalign treatment in any period of your life, including pregnancy and lactation.
After your Invisalign treatment is completed, very thin fixing wires called “retainer” are attached to inside of your teeth (done after all orthodontic treatments). This thin wire is definitely not noticeable from the outside. They are used to prevent any relapse or retreat. Your orthodontist will inform you about how long you will use them.
Before starting the Invisalign treatment, all cavities in your mouth that have the potential of causing problems within one year must be removed. In addition, in some cases, the extraction of the wisdom teeth may be necessary.
Your Invisalign trays are delivered to our clinics 1.5 months after the impression of your mouth is taken via 3D scanning.
The impressions taken using the 3D (digital) scanning are sent to the laboratory in the USA on the same day. Processes such as creating the treatment plan, as well as the production of the aligners and their clearance through customs may extend the pre-treatment period. If the impression is taken by digital scanning, it takes an average of 1 month for your Invisalign trays to arrive.
Yes. You will receive 2 e-mails. One of them will contain a link and the other will contain a code. When you click on the link and enter the code previously sent to you, you will be able to view your 3D treatment plan anytime and anywhere on your mobile phone.
Although drinking coffee and tea may cause little changes in the color of the Invisalign trays, smoking causes trays to discolor. However, since the trays are changed every 15 days, the treatment will continue with clean new trays every 15 days.
Curry sauce, mustard, red wine, cherry juice, tobacco products, coffee, and tea can discolor your Invisalign trays.
To clean your aligners, simply brush them under running warm water. In addition, you can care for your aligners with Corega tablets (denture cleaning tablets).
You should wear your Invisalign trays for an average of 20-22 hours a day. Basically, you will be removing them only while eating. Only in important circumstances such as meetings or wedding ceremonies can you remove them for an extra 2 to 3 hours.
You need to wear your Invisalign trays for an average of 20-22 hours a day. Constant force is needed in order for your teeth to move. Therefore, if aligners are worn only at night, they will not produce the desired results at the end of the treatment process.
Of course you can. In Invisalign treatment, you receive your orthodontic treatment without sacrificing your daily activities.
Most of our patients have not had such a complaint. However, some of our patients' tongues may occasionally be stuck to the point of junction of the teeth and gum parts of the trays. This stops happening in 1 week at most.
Yes, Invisalign is a clear-aligner treatment. Invisalign is actually a brand. It is the first company in the world to perform orthodontic treatment with transparent trays.
More than 4,000,000 people around the world have received the Invisalign treatment. This number increases every day. You can see the details at www.invisalign.com.
Dentists must first obtain a certificate in order to perform the Invisalign treatment. Invisalign treatment must be performed by an orthodontist. You can find a list of orthodontics specialists who can perform the Invisalign treatment in Turkey at https://www.invisalign.com.tr/find-a-practitioner.
Yes, these attachments usually remain on your teeth throughout the treatment. Some attachments may be relocated during the treatment. When your treatment is completed, all of these attachments are removed from the surface of your teeth.
Under normal conditions, we do not use any appliances other than the attachments of Invisalign treatment. However, in some severe cases, removable rubber bands can be used only at night. In addition, in severe cases, miniscrew systems can be applied during the Invisalign treatment. All these procedures will be explained to you in detail by your orthodontist after your first examination.
On one side of the Invisalign trays are your patient code number and the Invisalign logo. On the other side, if the tray is for the upper teeth the letter "U" and if the tray is for the lower teeth the letter "L" is inscribed next to your aligner number. For example, "U25" is inscribed to the upper teeth tray numbered 25, or "L15" is inscribed to the lower teeth tray numbered 15.
If the aligner you have been currently using, for example, the aligner number 15, is lost, simply wear the aligner number 14, the passive aligner, you are keeping in your red container. You will need to continue wearing your passive trays for an average of 20 hours a day as well.
Author of the Article: Dr. Cihan Çapan