Invisalign Offers A Discreet, Cosmetic Approach To Straightening Teeth
Is your smile as straight as you would like it to be? Clear aligners from Invisalign correct the position of your teeth without the bulky, metallic look of traditional braces. This nearly invisible orthodontic treatment complements the existing appearance of your smile while gradually moving teeth into a more desirable position. Feel free to let friends and family know about your procedure, or keep it to yourself. With Invisalign, the choice is yours!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign provides a series of clear, BPA-free plastic trays you wear each day to help align your bite. Each tray is custom-designed to fit the exact size and shape of your smile. As the weeks go on, you proceed to the next set of trays in your system to continue guiding your teeth into their eventual position. Clear aligners treat most of the problems addressed by traditional braces, including:
- Spacing issues
- Open bite
The Health Benefits Of Invisalign
While you may pursue Invisalign treatment for the esthetic effect of a straighter smile, correcting misalignment problems can significantly benefit your oral health. A more uniform smile reveals the surface of each tooth, allowing you to enjoy better oral hygiene. Plaque can no longer hide in crowded nooks and crannies, helping you prevent decay when brushing and flossing! Similarly, aligning your bite distributes its force more evenly. This means that certain teeth no longer wear down prematurely, helping you preserve their enamel surface.
Designing Your Invisalign
During your consultation, we will examine your smile thoroughly to help determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you. Moving forward, we take a series of 3-D images of your teeth that allow us to forecast what your smile will look like after treatment. Modern software allows us to project this model instantly for your review. With your approval, we will send those impressions to a lab where skilled technicians will create your trays.
Wearing Your Treatment
You can expect to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next pair. To review your progress, we typically schedule an in-office checkup every six weeks. The total time to complete treatment depends upon the specific circumstances of correcting your smile, and your adherence to the treatment schedule. For best results, we ask that you wear your trays from 20 to 22 hours each day, taking them off to eat, brush, and floss.
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