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Convenient Invisalign Treatment in Costa Rica

If a dental professional has recommended for you to receive a braces treatment for your optimal smile and the health of your teeth, consider a convenient Invisalign treatment in Costa Rica to move forward at a low cost. Invisalign bracing has become highly popular over the last five to ten years as it is an efficient way to improve the quality of your smile by straightening with pieces that are nearly invisible to onlookers. As an alternative to the traditional style braces with brackets and wires, this type of treatment can lead many to undergo teeth straightening who may not desire to do so otherwise, particularly adults who want to treat their teeth without it being as obvious. This alternative bracing is also often more convenient as the process does not require frequent visits to an orthodontist like traditional bracing would require to maintain the wires and brackets.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Many patients who are teenagers or adult ages will be good candidates for this type of invisible bracing treatment. However, there are some exceptions that will not benefit as considerably from this option and whose needs will require a more traditional style of treatment for the best results. In any case, a consultation with your dental professional will be required in order for the staff to provide a comprehensive examination of your teeth, bite and overall oral hygiene health, and the staff at Dental Coto are highly-trained to recommend the best option for your needs. 

Some dental issues that may prevent you from receiving a recommendation for invisible treatment are: extensive or numerous cavities, significant gum disease, dramatic overbites, misshapen teeth, the presence of dental bridges or implants or problems with TMJ. Keep in mind that not all of these will disqualify a patient from being a candidate for Invisalign, but many of these could require a treatment to correct them prior to receiving invisible braces in order for the braces to straighten properly. A candidate will need to understand that this bracing technique requires commitment to keeping the pieces in your mouth for up to 22 hours per day and should only be removed while eating or drinking liquids other than water.

What is the process of receiving Invisalign braces?

The first step is for the dental team to take detailed photos of the patient’s teeth and face and to run a full set of x-rays and impressions. The photos and other scans will be sent to Invisalign’s factory for their expert team to manually move the teeth into place through a digital process within a computer, based on the instructions provided by our team on which teeth should be shifted. The Dental Coto team will carefully examine the digital model to ensure that it has been processed perfectly for the smile that we are hoping to achieve for the patient. Once the replica appears correctly, a series of trays, or aligners, will be crafted accordingly by Invisalign and sent to our clinic. Each set is progressively straighter than the previous set in the series, and the patient will be provided with each and wear them for two weeks at a time before switching to each straightener set. As the tray places more pressure on your teeth each time, your teeth will gradually shift over each two week course in order to match the tray’s design for your straighter smile. After the full course of the aligner treatment has been completed and with the approval of the dentist, the patient will be provided with a retainer to ensure that the process of straightening is maintained. The patient will be able to choose from a clear, plastic retainer or to have wire retainers implemented behind the six front and bottom teeth. Typically, patients wear either retainer selected for about six months and then will be instructed to wear the retainer only at night for a period of time. Eventually, this can be reduced to wearing only one or two nights weekly. To learn more about your options for an Invisalign bracing treatment, contact Dental Coto today or schedule your first consultation.