Invisalign is a very popular alternative to the traditional “metal” braces. Invisalign gives patients more freedom and flexibility to continue to eat the foods they desire throughout treatment, smile with confidence, and dental hygiene can remain optimum.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology.
-We diagnose the problem and determine the best course of treatment.
-We take photographs and impressions of your teeth.
-We send your customized treatment plan and impressions to Invisalign.
-Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to finely calibrate a sequence of aligners made just for you. This could mean as few as 10 or as many as 30 aligners.
-Invisalign sends to our office a series of clear removable aligners without requiring any metal wires or brackets.
-Patients are instructed to wear each aligner for about two weeks, taking it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you move forward through the different sequence of aligners to the next, your teeth gradually straighten as prescribed by the doctor. Normally, patients are required to return to check the tracking of the aligners every 5-6 weeks, or every three aligners.
-At each visit the doctor will evaluate the movement and position of the teeth to make sure that they are positioned and moving as planned. Patients will also be given their next three sets of clear aligners.
Invisalign versus Traditional braces
-Invisalign does not irritate the lips, cheeks, or gums like traditional brackets and wires.
-Invisalign allows you to eat whatever foods you desire.
-aligners are removable
-you brush and floss as you normally would, keeping your gums healthier throughout the course of treatment.
-esthetically, they are nearly undetectable.
Invisalign is not for everyone, but your doctor can determine if it is right for you. As a Certified Invisalign Provider, our doctor is specially trained and certified to evaluate your problem and develop a customized treatment plan to give you a beautiful smile.
Are you a candidate for Invisalign?
-Invisalign requires that most of the permanent teeth are erupted or exposed.
-Invisalign is for teens and adults with mild to moderate crowding or spacing.
-If your teeth are misaligned/misplaced due to a significant skeletal discrepancy then traditional braces with or without extra-oral appliances may prove a better treatment option for you.
-If you do not believe you would be compliant to wear the Invisalign aligners for approximately 22 hours per day every day, then metal braces would be a better option for you. The treatment outcome, and hence, the beauty of your smile upon completion of the Invisalign treatment, is dependent on the amount of time that you keep the aligners in.
If you want to straighten your teeth without the hassles of traditional braces, give us a call. We are here to help you achieve a beautiful smile.