Customized aligners are 3D printed for you to wear at each stage of your treatment. The number of aligners varies based on the treatment plan. Invisalign SmartTrack™ is a proprietary highly elastic plastic that delivers a gentle constant force to move teeth. A healthy treatment plan should be monitored by an orthodontist/dentist periodically to ensure compliance.
Dr. Randy Kunik has revolutionized Invisalign orthodontic therapy by developing a staging driven treatment process that is completely dynamic. He is able to create an Invisalign Treatment Plan for virtually everyone. This kind of treatment process keeps the plan flexible to deal with unexpected conditions and allow for other types of correction within the plan to help speed up the process. Most other dentists and online aligner manufacturers use a "fixed" aligner progression that can't be easily changed.
When you use orthodontic braces to move the teeth you are encouraging the ligaments to stretch and contract. The braces create forces on the ligaments by moving the tooth. The ligaments in turn apply force to the bone. The stresses in the affected area cause the blood supply to increase, which in turn leads to a biological response called bone remodeling. Bone is reabsorbed in the compressed area and new bone is formed in the opened area.
Orthodontic treatment used to be thought of as a teenager only medical process. Now more than 2 Million adults are treated each year. People, often in later years 60s, 70s, and even 80s, now consider straightening their teeth due to their improved dental care. A free consultation with Dr. Kunik can determine if it is safe to move your teeth.