Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

3 Things To Know About Invisalign

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When it comes to braces, there are a variety of options available. While traditional metal braces are still a popular option, there are other types of braces that are less obvious. Ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear plastic aligners are all popular options. Clear plastic aligners, or Invisalign, have become increasingly popular in recent years. These aligners can be removed for eating and drinking and are virtually undetectable. They also offer the same results as traditional braces. If you are considering Invisalign, here are three things to know.

The Cost

The first thing that you should be aware of is that the cost of these braces can vary depending on your particular orthodontic needs. In general they tend to be more expensive than traditional metal braces, but many still find that they are a fairly affordable option. The cost of Invisalign braces typically ranges from $3,500 to $8,000. Traditional metal braces, in comparison, typically cost range in price between $2,500 and $6,000. While clear braces are often more expensive, many find that the convenience and lack of metal make them worth it.

They Require A Daily Commitment

While clear aligners may seem like the easiest way to get straighter teeth, they do require commitment. You will need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Failure to wear them for the recommended amount of time can make treatment ineffective. While they can be removed for drinking and eating, you will need to wear them at all other times during the day. Some find that speaking with these aligners in place is a challenge. It's important to carefully considered the commitment involved and whether or not it will work with your lifestyle before committing to this type of treatment. 

They Won't Work For Everyone

Another thing to consider when it comes to clear braces is that they won't work for everyone. The average treatment time is around one year for these types of braces. Certain orthodontic issues may not be able to be treated with Invisalign, while other issues may be treated faster with a different type of braces. It's important to consult with your orthodontist in order to determine which type of braces will work best for your needs. You may get better and faster results with other braces.

If you are considering Invisalign, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Costs can vary, but these clear braces typically cost a few thousand dollars. You will also have to wear them upwards of 20 hours a day. There is a time commitment involved. While clear braces do work well for many, they may not be the right treatment for you. 


21 January 2019