How teeth move into place using Invisalign and Invisalign Teen
The development of teeth is a complex process. Development starts during the very early stages of life. Everyone has two sets of teeth—the milk teeth (also called primary teeth) and the secondary teeth (or the permanent teeth)—both begin forming before a child is born.
After initial formation, there is a process by which hard tissue formation occurs in the jaw.
Enamel, dentine and the cementum are hard tissues that keep the teeth strong, protected, and fixed in place. If a person’s teeth haven’t grown into an optimal alignment, these hard tissues could be thought to permanently force teeth into these positions.
However, even after formation and eruption, teeth can still move, which is both a good and bad thing.
Without the control of orthodontic treatment, certain lifestyle habits can cause alignment issues in what previously was a naturally well aligned smile, or they can exacerbate an existing orthodontic condition. On the other hand, although teeth are held in place by incredibly strong tissues, teeth can be very gradually moved using orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist understands how to use careful techniques and orthodontic tools to gradually move teeth through these amazingly strong tissues to reposition each tooth into an optimized alignment.
Using Invisalign, this gradual shifting of teeth into a perfect smile can be accomplished without the brackets and wires used in traditional braces.
Invisalign is most commonly used for mild to average examples of a variety of orthodontic conditions. The custom made transparent retainers are worn almost full time and painlessly move teeth. Although jaw and gum tissues are incredibly strong, they are still malleable, which allows for the gradual movement of teeth. Once teeth reach an optimal alignment, the hard tissues that exist around the teeth become rigid, and significant tooth movement following orthodontic treatment is very rare.
Premier Orthodontics in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Carpinteria is an Invisalign Super Elite Top 1% provider.
This means that we’ve completed more Invisalign cases than 99 out 100 orthodontists in the world, and this special distinction granted by the creators of Invisalign is designed to let new patients know that we provide the best Invisalign treatment possible and we provide it at the best prices. We also provide interest free financing without a credit check. Please contact us for more information or request a free evaluation to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.