Malaligned Teeth Correction Using Invisalign or Clearbite Therapy
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Malaligned Teeth Correction Using Invisalign or Clearbite Therapy

Published on Dec 14, 2016 and last reviewed on Dec 20, 2022   -  7 min read


Invisalign treatment technique is a new form of orthodontic correction of malaligned teeth by gradual precise movement of all teeth using various graduated transparent plastic jacket through the use of computer generated 3D animation to know the final position of each teeth and the resulting occlusion.

Malaligned Teeth Correction Using Invisalign or Clearbite Therapy

In this treatment, the aligners have to be changed every 14 days to get the desired alignment in 6 to 10 months time.

Advantages of Invisalign:

  • The chief benefit of this method is the simplicity of treatment where the final position of all teeth can be determined beforehand and shown to the patient and get his approval before starting treatment.
  • The pace of the treatment can be decided by the patient himself as all the aligners can be given together to him or her.
  • It has superior esthetics as it is nearly invisible to another person while undergoing the treatment and gives a perfect smile after successful completion of the treatment.
  • Patients are more happy to wear them as they do not have any discomfort associated with it and there is no friction or bruises like in the conventional braces technique.
  • These aligners are removable, thus can be worn according to our convenience. It gives best and quick result when worn around 20 hours a day.
  • The treatment time is considerably shortened than the conventional braces if instructions are followed correctly.
  • Even orthodontic cases where extraction is required can be corrected by this method, but will take more time than usual.

Disadvantages of Invisalign:

The technique is used in many types of orthodontic problems. But, in some difficult cases such as severe crowding and acute lack of space, the transparent aligner could not be designed. Some cases where a tooth or two are located lingually or palatally and are completely blocked out from the arch, may become a contraindication to invisalign therapy.

The aligners have to be removed while eating food, thus becomes less cumbersome to remove and wear three to four times a day while keeping it securely. There are chances of misplacing the aligners due to its removable nature and replacement of an aligner is a costly affair.

The treatment technique is currently costly as compared to the conventional braces due to its dependence on 3D graphic software and high accuracy models.


Invisalign treatment therapy is a newer form of esthetic and fast orthodontic correction, which can be used for people of all ages. They can correct smile without compromising on esthetic or functional disadvantages. Usually 90% to 98% patients have immense satisfaction after this therapy and recommend it to their friends and family.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can Invisalign Treat Misaligned Teeth?

Invisalign can be used to fix many orthodontic problems, including malaligned teeth, crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, deep bites, crossbites, and open bites. Therefore, it is a great treatment option to choose for fixing misaligned teeth.


When Is Invisalign Not Suitable for Patients?

Invisalign lacks the power that is required to move teeth with great force as braces. Therefore, complicated orthodontic treatment that requires considerable movement of teeth needs braces. Invisalign is not recommended in such cases to achieve the desired results.


How Many Times in a Day Can Invisalign Be Removed?

Invisalign can be removed while eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. They do not have to be in the oral cavity every second. But the Invisalign should not be removed for more than two hours daily.


How to Prevent Teeth From Turning Yellow With Invisalign?

Some foods can cause dental stains. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid highly pigmented foods while wearing Invisalign trays in order to prevent the yellowing of teeth. Foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, cola drinks, berries, tea, and highly-pigmented juices are asked to be avoided by the dentist.


Can Invisalign Harm Your Teeth?

Yes, Invisalign can cause damage to your teeth. However, this is most likely to occur if the patient fails to follow proper instructions as given by the orthodontist while wearing invisible braces. Invisalign can cause soreness and discomfort to your teeth.


How Much Time Does Invisalign Take To Straighten Teeth?

Most patients can have straight smiles in approximately 12 to18 months. In a few cases, the results begin to show within a few weeks after the Invisalign process has started. The aligners are usually worn for 22 hours daily, and a new set of aligners are changed every two weeks.


Are Invisalign Efficient Than Braces?

Braces are effective for people with severe malocclusion, like in most children and teenagers. Invisalign is better for adults who are more conscious aesthetically about their looks. Invisalign are invisible braces and a more comfortable method for straightening teeth if the teeth are not severely crooked.


Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Invisalign

An ideal candidate for Invisalign is one having mild to moderate bite problems. Severe malocclusion problems are required to be treated with conventional braces, as they have the capability to apply more force to move severely misaligned teeth.


Is it Not Okay to Wear Invisalign for a Day?

The current Invisalign you are wearing may not fit properly. The teeth can move considerably in a few hours, also. That is why if you do not wear Invisalign for a day, it might greatly impact the overall results.


Can Invisalign Weaken Tooth Roots?

Invisalign causes a cellular response in the tooth roots in order to move them. Rarely, they may cause damage to the root ends of the teeth. This may therefore result in root resorption.


Can I Brush My Teeth With Invisalign On?

You must brush your teeth normally after removing the Invisalign trays. Brushing should be done using fluoridated toothpaste and soft bristles toothbrushes twice daily. It is important to clean all your teeth' surfaces effectively. Try to brush after every meal.


Can You Wear Invisalign While Sleeping?

Yes, Invisalign should be worn while sleeping. It is beneficial if you wear your Invisalign at night. In addition, the Invisalign aligners should only be taken out of the mouth while drinking hot drinks, eating, and brushing your teeth.

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