Invisalign Alternatives

Invisalign Alternatives
Invisalign is an effective treatment method for correcting teeth and bites. The almost invisible aligners are the alternative to classic braces and are particularly attractive for adults at work. The tooth movements take place through the regular change of the tooth splints. The treatment is planned with millimeter precision using the digital software. There are now many other providers of transparent aligners in addition to Invisalign. In this article, we explain to you which alternative aligners are available and how they differ from Invisalign:
Lingual braces
Lingual braces are fixed braces with brackets and wires that are glued to the inside of the teeth. Lingual braces have their origins in sports, as sticking brackets to the front of the teeth has resulted in more injuries. It has the advantages of classic braces but cannot be used for everyone. For treatment with this method, there must be enough space between the lower and upper jaw for the brackets. In addition, the cleaning routine turns out to be difficult, because food residues often get stuck between the wire and the brackets, which have to be cleaned with a special brush, otherwise tooth decay can quickly occur.
Invisalign and other aligner alternatives
Invisalign is the market leader in aligners. More than 22 years of research are behind the technology and over 600 patents protect the unique method from competitors. Invisalign is the only clear braces that can treat over 90 percent of orthodontic cases, including severe misalignments that other providers have to refuse. The majority of transparent aligners can only make cosmetic corrections and are only an alternative to Invisalign if there is a slight misalignment. More precisely, this means that only the front 6-8 teeth can be corrected with this type of straightening.
Home-based invisible aligners
Tooth correction from home is possible with different providers of the transparent aligners. Some popular companies are SmileDirect Club and Byte. They generally follow the following procedure:
* You check on the website or via the app whether you are suitable for the treatment
* You will get an impression set sent to your home if you don’t want to go to a partner clinic for a 3D scan
* You make your own impression under video guidance
* You send your impressions and photos to the lab and they’ll make your aligners
* You will get your aligners sent to your home by post and start your treatment on your own
* Based on the photos, the course of treatment is monitored by a dentist or orthodontist.
Note: Tooth correction from home is considered dangerous by experts and is a medical procedure and should always be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. If a patient only sends in impressions and pictures, other dental problems such as tooth decay, inflammation of the gums or temporomandibular joint problems may not be recognized. The pressure exerted can also have negative consequences for patients with unhealthy teeth. For example, there can be enormous regression of the gums. Please consult your dentist before deciding on at-home teeth straightening.