Each treatment plan with invisible trays provides for a digital programming of the dental movement, thanks to a software that is able to reproduce a virtual model of the patient’s mouth.
The teeth are moved according to the orthodontist’s instructions and each tray is programmed to make a gradual movement of each individual tooth.
Today we can also treat small patients and adolescents with invisible aligners, the choice of the treatment plan will always depend on the diagnosis and the treatment plan that the Orthodontist will consider suitable for the patient.
The trays must be worn all day and night, they can be removed to eat, it is possible to drink with the trays.
Trays and aligners are the same thing: invisible braces in a patented elastic plastic material that the patient removes to eat and changes every 7 or 14 days according to the orthodontist’s instructions, that are used to align the teeth.
The bite, on the other hand, is a sort of “mouthguard” which, depending on the purpose, can serve to protect the teeth from trauma or to treat joint disorders: not all bites are the same and are not used to move the teeth.
The first 3-4 days that a patient wears trays for the first time may have some transient disturbances: increased salivation, slight defect in the pronunciation of some letters, sensation of pressure or soreness on the teeth.
All of these problems are transient and once the patient gets used to it they will not even notice that they are wearing the trays.
Of course, the trays can be safely worn during physical activity of any kind (swimming, running, football, boxing etc …)
If the patient is missing one or more dental elements, it is possible to insert a false element in the trays that simulates the presence of a real tooth and therefore closes any “holes” present.
The cost of a therapy with trays is not always the same, there are different types of treatment depending on the greater or lesser complexity of the treatment.
The cost of therapy with trays is therefore largely comparable to that with a traditional brace.