Alignment techniques using the Invisalign® invisible braces. The Invisalign technique is a discrete and almost invisible method for teeth alignment. Based on a world patent held by U.S.-based company Align Technology, this technique can yield very satisfactory results in many categories of orthodontic problems through a series of clear, transparent, removable aligners, specially constructed for each individual patient. The primary benefits of this method are:
- The braces are almost invisible
- They can be removed during meals, so patients can freely enjoy their meals
- They can be removed when brushing teeth, so that patients can maintain a high level of oral hygiene
- They do not become detached or cause small injuries, as is often the case with the conventional orthodontic appliances (braces)
- They require limited visits to the orthodontist
If you wish, and if your doctor deems that the Invisalign® technique is indicated for your specific orthodontic issue, first your teeth and your occlusion will be scanned by means of the new, state-of-the-art dental scanners we have available in our practices.The scanned 3-D image of your teeth will then be digitally sent to the manufacturer. Next, the doctor will formulate a treatment plan and a 3D imaging of the treatment course will be created for you, including the desired treatment outcome. After you have studied it closely and discussed the treatment with your doctor, you will be asked to approve it. Once you have granted your approval, the construction of your Invisalign® transparent aligners will commence. When they are completed, they will be sent to the orthodontist’s office. Finally, the orthodontist will call you in to commence treatment. During treatment, you will have scheduled appointments with the doctor, where he will check treatment progress and provide the necessary directions. It is important to note that the success of this technique relies on the patient faithfully complying with the doctor’s directions regarding the frequency of use of the invisible-removable aligners.
Crowding (crooked teeth)
Excessive overjet (teeth flaring out)
Crossbite (upper teeth biting on the wrong side with the lower teeth)
When space for implants is needed (in case where implants may not be properly fitted due to the fact that neighboring teeth have shifted to unfavorable positions)
Periodontal problems (Gum disease. In cases where due to problematic positions of the teeth, the gums are seriously traumatised)
Relapse from previous orthodontic treatment (For persons who had received orthodontic treatment in the past, but as time went by, their teeth have lost their proper alignment)
Initial consultation (interview with the patient and/or their family, diagnosis and treatment plan)
Taking all necessary diagnostic data (medical and dental history, photographs, radiographs, digital impressions of the teeth)
Ordering the orthodontic appliance
Placing the orthodontic appliance in the patient's mouth - Start of orthodontic treatment
End of treatment (delivering retainers to stabilize the result of the orthodontic treatment and guard against relapse)
addBefore procedure - Preparation
Interested patients need to obtain and report to us a complete history of their medical (possible allergies, infections, systematic disease like diabetes, etc) and dental condition (lost teeth, gum disease, filling, previous dental treatment, etc)
Bring together radiographic data, if they have them (panoramic x rays, dental x rays, cephalometric x rays, tomography, etc)
addAfter procedure - Recovery time
After the orthodontic treatment is completed, the patients will receive the orthodontic retainers which will guard against relapse (relapse = the return of the previous orthodntic problem). It will be their obligation to wear these retainers precisely according to the doctor's instructions. They are always welcome for recall visits and evaluations regarding the post-treatment stability. These visits are free of extra charge. However, if additional aligners, additional retainers or any other dental/orthodontic procedures need to be performed, additional charges may apply.
The orthodontic treatment is carried out and performed by the owner of the clinic, Dr. A. T. Nasiopoulos, with the clinical and administrational assistance of his trained personnel, which is comprised of certified dentists (with lisence to practice dentistry) and experienced dental staff.
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