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Invisalign West Palm Beach | Orthodontic Tooth Movement with Invisalign
Orthodontics is a special discipline dedicated to the practice of moving teeth through the bone. Orthodontic tooth movement with Invisalign West Palm Beach, or traditional braces, require a coordinated reaction of biochemical reactions, bone remodeling, and cell signaling that allows cellular differentiation.
Three Phases of Tooth Movement
- Initial Phase (Initial Tipping) – This occurs when the force is placed on the crown of the tooth. The PDL is compressed adjacent to the alveolar bone of the side towards which the force is directed. Because of pressure on the crown of the tooth, the tooth tips.
- Lag Phase – This represents a delay in movement, which reflects the recruitment of cells and the establishment of the microenvironment that allows the PDL (periodontal ligament) and bone to remodel. This is when osteoclasts are recruited to the area and osteoblasts are activated.
- Final or Post-Lag Phase – This represents the actual remodeling of the bone. This also consists of bone formation in the areas of tension and resorption in the areas of compression. As a result, the tooth will move in the final phase, followed by reducing the applied strain, and appliance deactivation.
What to Expect with Aligners
It is important to understand that a treatment with Invisalign clear aligners involves more than 10 aligners or even 45 aligners. While Invisalign is really excellent at what it does, there are certain situations where it will not work effectively. This is why it is important to undergo a dental exam to know if you qualify for Invisalign treatment.
Questions About Invisalign West Palm Beach?
Biting and chewing can put a lot of pressure on your teeth. These forces can move your teeth around causing misalignment. Invisalign West Palm Beach can do wonders in straightening your teeth. If you have any questions about our clear aligners, feel free to contact our office at Ferber Dental Group to schedule an appointment.