Overlay treatment - eliminating extra visits

Overlay treatment - eliminating extra visits

Overlay treatment is one of the most modern methods when it comes to correcting malocclusion. It is growing in popularity not only because it is effective, but also convenient for the patient. This is because one of the benefits is the elimination of additional visits, which is associated with, among other things, lower costs during treatment. Let's find out what this is due to and what other advantages this method has.

What does orthodontic overlay treatment consist of?

This type of treatment involves wearing removable, transparent and aesthetic trays that are designed to straighten teeth. To be effective, they must be worn for an average of 20-22 hours a day, with breaks for eating and brushing teeth, among other things. The duration of such treatment can be shorter than with other methods of bite straightening and averages from 3 to 24 months, in the case of very complex defects.

This method can be used for the following problems:

  • crossbite,
  • crowding of teeth,
  • sparsity,
  • diastema.

There are, of course, even more possible applications, with eligibility for overlay treatment to be assessed by the orthodontist during the first consultation.

You will also learn from our blog what the first visit to the orthodontist is like and how to prepare for it.

Advantages of overlay treatment, or greater convenience for the patient

Treatment with overlays is considered to be far more comfortable for the patient than when wearing fixed braces. This is due to the fact that, if necessary, the overlays can simply be removed, although of course this should not be done for too many hours during the day, so as not to slow down the treatment process. This will be useful, for example, when planning life events, such as a wedding, during treatment (which can last several months).

Another advantage is discretion, which is due to the fact that the overlays are transparent and virtually invisible. In addition, wearing them is painless. This is because there are no brackets and wires that cause abrasions in the mouth, which often lead to great discomfort, especially right after they are replaced.

Fewer visits and less additional costs

An unquestionable advantage of this method of malocclusion treatment is also less frequent follow-up visits than in the case of wearing fixed braces. In the case of classic methods, it is necessary to go to the orthodontist with a frequency of every 4-6 weeks. In the case of the overlay method, on the other hand, such visits can take place once every 2 to 6 months. The benefits are obvious, as it is not only less expensive (each visit involves an additional fee), but also comfortable for the patient. So this is a good solution for busy people, those working abroad and those who simply have less time for such consultations.

In this respect, too, this method is very modern and gives patients more flexibility. At the same time, it is extremely effective and you can expect great results once the treatment is completed. All this in the very comfortable way in which the treatment process takes place.

Treatment with overlays is primarily the elimination of additional visits, but also the patient's comfort associated with the entire treatment process. This method is therefore worthy of attention and is chosen by an increasing number of patients. If you want to learn more about it, you are welcome to contact us directly.