How does invisible orthodontics work?
Invisible braces – also known as invisible aligners – allow you to enjoy the same results obtained with traditional braces, but in a more hygienic, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing way. Thanks to this innovative technique, you can wear braces without it affecting your daily life: no friction or sores, no frequent emergency visits (for example, if the brace breaks) and no restrictions on your diet.
Until a few years ago, orthodontics was all about braces, and many people with bite problems preferred to avoid treatment because of all the drawbacks it entailed. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, orthodontics is no longer a traumatic process. Thanks to invisible orthodontics, more than 8 million people have corrected their smile without suffering for months or affecting their image.
In fact, at Vélez y Lozano we have seen hundreds of patients who decided not to undergo treatment in the past, and who have now decided to go for a less invasive, less limiting and, above all, more aesthetically pleasing technique.
In our dental clinic in Murcia is Diamond classified. This means our centre is recognised by Invisalign, the world's leading manufacturer of transparent braces, as among those who have the most experience and are the most highly qualified to treat patients with this method.
In addition, thanks to the iTero 5D intraoral scanner, a cutting-edge technology that we also use, we will replicate as realistically as possible in 3D how your smile will look after undergoing treatment, thus observing the changes that will take place during the process.
How will your life be improved?
- Improved social relationships.
- Increased confidence.
- Greater self-esteem.
And all this without the slightest impact on your daily habits: you can eat whatever you like, brush your teeth without difficulty and enjoy wearing braces without suffering the annoying friction that traditional styles caused.
Furthermore, thanks to the shape of the aligner, the material is in contact with the entire surface of the tooth, unlike braces, where the force applied to move the teeth was only exerted at the points of adhesion. This means that the force is applied more effectively, and we have more control over the movements we make.
What is the process for treating me?
Frequently asked questions
Our exclusive orthodontic team will carry out a personalised analysis of your smile and will provide you with all the information about your treatment throughout the whole process.
When you come to our clinic for your assessment, we will take x-rays and photos. Furthermore, thanks to the latest iTero 5D intraoral scanner, it is possible to display your final smile in just a few minutes and observe the changes that will occur during treatment.
A few weeks later, your aligners will be ready and you can start your orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontic team will place the attachments: reliefs on the surface of your teeth that help you make the movements and keep the aligner active at all times. In addition, this orthodontic method is compatible with teeth whitening, which can also be an ideal time to have it done. Our hygienists specialised in orthodontics will give you all the advice and indications that you should bear in mind during your treatment, and we will keep an eye on your progress at all times. After a few months of treatment you will notice the changes and the consequences of whiter and more aligned teeth.
Clear aligners move teeth using light, controlled forces. All the movements are digitally planned and controlled.
No. Velez y Lozano's clinical team has treated people from 5 to 80 years old: there is no maximum age to wear aligners, you just need to have teeth!
It is advisable to remove the aligners only to eat, wearing them for 22 hours a day.
Normally aligners are changed every 7 to 10 days, depending on the movement to be made. Our exclusive orthodontic team will indicate to each patient the ideal procedure for their case.
Aligners don't just align teeth, but also manage to solve bite problems.
Yes, you can take them off and put them on without anyone's help.
If you lose an aligner, it's OK, you can put in the next one. If this happens, remember to tell the doctors at your next check-up.
Of course, this is one of the advantages of clear aligners.
Yes, at Velez y Lozano we lighten teeth while moving them into their correct position. This way your smile improves quickly.
Although we always explain the process of treatment with invisible aligners - called Clincheck in Invisalign, for example - during a first orthodontic visit, it is clear to the patients that they will not be able to see the invisible aligner in the first visit.