Advances in dentistry now allow us to correct a patient's misaligned bite through the use of clear plastic aligners to move teeth into their proper position. We use Invisalign to move your teeth into their ideal position thereby reducing the chance of future dental procedures. Think of a motor where the gears are not in alignment. Over time the teeth of the gears will become damaged due to this misalignment.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Crooked Teeth have a greater chance of breaking or developing gum disease. Realigning your teeth can help to prevent future dental problems.
Better Fit and Better Comfort
Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.
Straight Teeth and Confidence
A stunning smile can boost your mental and emotional well being. When you look good you feel good.
The clear aligner system continuous innovation with 20 years of clinical research. No other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of 4 million cases.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Invisalign
What is Invisalign ?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontics. It is used to realign your teeth into a more favorable position so that your teeth come together in a way that reduces the chance of gum disease and tooth breakage. As an added bonus your appearance and smile will look better esthetically. Invisalign consists of a series clear removable retainers which are each worn for a period of two weeks and then switched out for the next sequenced aligner.
In old school orthodontics metal wires, brackets and clasps were used to move your teeth into position. This technique is still used today and is sometimes necessary. The advantage to this treatment is that you are unable to remove the wires from your mouth meaning you will generally reach the desired conclusion. The disadvantage is you have the metal mouth appearance that is increasingly objectionable to today’s patient population and it is more difficult to clean your teeth during treatment.
How long does Invisalign Take?
Some cases are concluded in as little as 8 months and some can take 2 years. However most cases come in at approximately 15 months from start to finish. The length of the case depends on the complexity of your situation. Individuals who have had orthodontics as a child and now find their teeth out of alignment are ideal candidates for Invisalign treatment.
What are the pros and cons of Invisalign treatment?
The number one reason patients choose Invisalign aligners over traditional metal braces is because they are virtually invisible! Invisalign aligners are almost impossible to see. As you get used to wearing the aligners you’ll hardly even know they’re there! Even though the trays are nearly invisible, the results aren’t. You’ll start to notice a different in about six weeks.
Invisalign aligners are easily removable to allow for brushing and flossing your teeth during treatment. Another benefit of having removable aligners is the ability to eat what you want…no exceptions! Popcorn, caramel, corn on the cob-it’s all fair game.
Invisalign boasts a smooth plastic surface that produces no discomfort within your mouth. The clear aligners are made of a BPA-free thermoplastic material that’s smooth to the touch and lay flat against your teeth. Inserting and removing them is easy and you can even pop them out for a little while on super-special occasions.
Requires Excellent Cooperation
The aligners must be worn an average of 22 hours per day to get the desired results. If you tend to be a rule breaker then, Invisalign may not be for you. If you’re serious about getting your teeth into their proper alignment and follow our advice you will be pleasantly surprised.
Aligners Need to be Removed Before Meals
You must remove the aligners before eating or drinking anything but water. While some may consider this a nuisance, we’ve have heard of patients discovering an added benefit of losing weight as they tend not to snack as often during the day.
It’s common to feel a little soreness, sensitivity or pressure when you first place the aligners onto your teeth. However, within a few hours your teeth will adjust and you’ll be back to not even noticing them at all.
You’ve worked hard to get your new and healthy smile and we want you to keep it that way! Once you complete your full treatment, you’ll need to wear retainers to keep your teeth from shifting. The retainers are generally worn 2 to 3 nights per week.
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