Not satisfied with your smile and want to straighten your teeth? But don’t you want to go around with braces? Then maybe you can try to treat using a clear plate. Our polyclinic, with its advanced technology equipment and expert staff in dental treatments, performs orthodontic treatment with transparent plaque in all its branches for patients who do not want to wear braces and have more aesthetic preferences.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of jaw bone alignment problems with misplaced teeth. A dentist who specializes in orthodontics is called an orthodontist. Orthodontic treatments are based on the principle of ensuring that the teeth move in a certain direction and speed with various orthodontic devices by a qualified orthodontist. Thus, over time, the teeth are brought to their ideal position and the sequence disorders are eliminated.
What is transparent plaque or invisalign treatment?
If, for aesthetic reasons, you do not want to use conventional braces, but you have a desire to have a beautiful smile, using transparent plaque is a good alternative to getting your teeth into the desired position in a short time. In this orthodontic treatment method called Invisalign, correction treatment is performed for the problems of crowding, congestion, sparseness and positioning in the teeth without using braces, with the help of transparent plaques specially prepared in the laboratory.
The plaques used are made of completely transparent material and have an aesthetically better appearance. The most important factor in the preference of transparent plaques by patients is that they are not noticed by others that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. In this method, which is popularly known as transparent braces, no wire is actually used.
What are the advantages of transparent plaque treatment?
Orthodontic treatment with transparent plaques is more comfortable than treatment with wires called brackets. Because it does not cause side effects such as stinging, pain, and wounds in the mouth such as braces. Since the plaques are made of a fairly soft material, they do not cause discomfort to the person.
It offers flexible use so that transparent plaques can be easily removed and installed while eating or brushing your teeth. Thanks to this, a person can eat anything he wants, which is one of the main advantages of plaques. Another big advantage is that it is easy to clean teeth. While it is difficult to clean the nutrients entering the teeth when using wire, transparent plaques can be removed and the teeth can be brushed in the usual way. As is known, the braces are fixed and remain attached to your tooth throughout the treatment process.
It also does not have a negative effect on speech and does not need to be removed in situations that require proper speech, such as presentations, meetings, etc. For this reason, it is especially preferred by individuals who think that orthodontic treatment will affect their work and school life and who need to be in contact with people frequently.
Due to the fact that the plaques are transparent, they are mostly unnoticed by others, which offers aesthetic comfort to the person. For these reasons, it is preferred more often by adults. Although it is expensive compared to traditional wire treatment, it is more advantageous due to the convenience of treatment and the success rate is almost 100%. In addition, in the invisalign method, you have the opportunity to see in 3D with special software how your teeth will be placed before starting treatment.
Who is a transparent plaque suitable for?
Transparent plaque or invisalign treatment is a treatment method that can be applied to all children and adults who are eligible for treatment. This method of treatment is suitable for those who often have moderate and mild strabismus problems. It can be easily applied to individuals with a reasonable level of abnormalities in the structure of the teeth and jaw. But the fact that the teeth are very crossed does not mean that treatment cannot be performed. But there are some dental movements that transparent plaque treatment cannot do. The only way to understand this is to contact an orthodontist who is an expert in his field. Some of the possible situations in which treatment cannot be done are:
.There are very wide gaps between the teeth,
.The presence of embedded teeth in the jaw bones,
.Abnormality in the structure of the jaw.
How to make transparent plaques?
Your dentist will first evaluate whether you have a suitable tooth and jaw structure for transparent plaque.If s/he decides that you are a suitable candidate for treatment, s/he will first measure your teeth. In addition, photos and X-rays of your teeth are taken. The X-ray examines the root angles of the teeth, their length and position. Photos are used for comparison after treatment.
Data on dental measurements are transferred to a computer using a three-dimensional scanning technique using special optical readers called CAD-CAM. In a computer environment, the teeth are moved by simulation and the treatment route is determined with the planning done. Then, a series of dental molds to be used in the treatment are removed through a three-dimensional printer. The resulting 15-20 series of molds are used for the preparation of transparent plates.
Each plaque prepared in this way is used respectively as the treatment progresses. This whole process takes about 2 weeks and treatment can be started naturally at the end of this period.
How to use transparent plaques?
Since transparent plaques can be easily removed and installed by the patient, their use is extremely practical. It is placed on the teeth, the plaques cover the teeth, applying force to them in the desired direction and allowing them to gradually move millimeter by millimeter in that direction.
Plaque is extremely simple to use and consists of placement in the mouth and removal in cases such as eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, flossing. But at this point, the patient’s compliance and effective participation in treatment becomes important. Because plaques can be easily removed by the patient, there is a possibility that use may be disrupted. This may adversely affect the success of treatment.
Your dentist will usually recommend wearing the plaque for at least 20 hours a day. You may have a toothache in the first few days of treatment because the plaques will initially exert a force on the teeth. You can use a painkiller recommended by your doctor for this. After about 5-6 days, the pain subsides and disappears completely. The plaques that you use will be changed by your doctor in intervals, usually every 2 weeks, according to its response to treatment.
How long does the treatment of transparent plaque last?
As with all other dental treatments, the duration of treatment differs from person to person, and the size of the problem and the patient’s adherence to treatment affect this period. Treatment is completed in 8 to 10 months in about 60% of cases, provided that the plaques are installed for at least 20 hours a day as recommended by the doctor. In the remaining 40%, a period of 14 months may be required. In rare cases, it may be necessary to continue treatment for up to 16 months.
Are transparent plaques harmful to health?
Transparent plaques are specially manufactured in modern laboratories, and therefore the materials from which they are made do not contain any components harmful to health.
Will there be a deterioration in the teeth again after treatment?
After orthodontic treatment with braces or transparent plaque, a protective thin wire is inserted into the inner parts to fix the position of the teeth. In addition, your dentist will tell you how to behave after treatment and give suggestions. If you follow the recommendations correctly, you will be very unlikely to have problems after treatment.
How old can children be treated with invisalign?
In order to receive invisalign treatment, all of your child’s milk teeth must have fallen out first. In addition, it is desirable that minimum the second largest molar has been erupted. It correspond to the age of about 12-13 years. Accordingly, orthodontic treatment with a transparent plate can be applied to every patient between the ages of 12 and 80 who has the necessary conditions .