Orthodontics with transparent Invisalign or Nuvola masks
The treatment is a method of last generation to align the teeth without applying the orthodontic attachments and the metal wires consists of a series of removable, super-transparent and very thin masks, to be replaced every month, which gradually move the teeth to reach the ideal position.
A new possibility to get the straight teeth you've always wanted - without a fixed appliance.
A consultation with Dr. Colangelo can determine if invisible orthodontics is the right method for your dental situation.
What is it ?
Invisible Orthodontics uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can say you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment and later.
It is a 3-D computer imaging technology that has proven effective and predictable.
In practice, after having scanned the initial models of the patient's arches, a simulated orthodontic treatment is performed on the computer, then a series of lithographed stereo models are produced on which transparent masks will be printed which, once worn, will produce small and gradual movements of the teeth.
Why do I want it?
The invisible masks, are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during therapy.
Toothbrush and dental floss can be used normally during the entire duration of the treatment.
They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause abrasion in the mouth during treatment. Absence of metal and wires usually means spending less time in the doctor's office for adjustments.
The method also allows you to view your virtual treatment plan at the beginning of the treatment so you can see how your teeth will appear when the treatment is completed.
How does it work?
You wear every set of aligners for about 2-3 weeks, removing them only for eating, drinking, using a toothbrush and dental floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, the teeth will move - little by little, week after week - until they have reached the final position that the Dr. Colangelo has planned.
You will need to go to the checks about once every 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is proceeding as planned.
The average duration of treatment is 9-15 months and the average number of aligners carried during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both vary from case to case. In which cases is this technique indicated?
The technique can solve numerous situations of crowding, also subsequent recurrences of previous orthodontic treatments.
The indications are in continuous development because the combination of this method with conventional elastics or the use of orthodontic mini-implants for anchoring, is able to solve situations even of a certain complexity.
How much does it cost?
The cost varies depending on the complexity and therefore from the number of aligners that become necessary.
A quotation will be provided already after the initial consultation and confirmed after having performed the planning on the computer.
A 3D animation allows you to view the final result before starting the treatment.
However, the cost of treatment is comparable to a traditional orthodontic treatment.