Invisalign is one of the most innovative orthodontic treatments available today. One of the benefits of Invisalign includes its ability to use attachments. These attachments help to achieve the best results from your Invisalign aligners. Curious about these attachments and why they are necessary? At Unionville Orthodontics, we are happy to help!
Invisalign uses SmartForce attachments. These are small shapes that are placed on your teeth, typically prior to or sometimes during your treatment. The attachments are placed in the middle of the tooth and work as a handle to help guide your aligners to gently move your teeth into the desired position. Similar to your Invisalign aligners, the attachments are designed to blend in with your teeth, making them subtle and your treatment less noticeable.
Invisalign attachments do not require any drilling or wires to be placed onto the teeth. They are simply bonded to the surface of a tooth. When you brush or eat, you will still need to remove your Invisalign clear aligners. However, the Invisalign attachments will stay in place. After your Invisalign treatment is completed, your orthodontist will polish off the attachments.
Invisalign attachments are often used to help achieve more complex tooth movements. They help apply the right amount of pressure and force in the right direction, treating orthodontic problems, such as crooked teeth and malocclusions.
Not everyone who uses Invisalign requires the Invisalign SmartForce attachments. Consult with our team at Unionville Orthodontics Markham to find out if you are eligible for Invisalign treatment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team