Invisalign

img_invisalignInvisalign provides options to those who would like to avoid or minimize the appearance of dental braces.

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People with crooked teeth at one time had to face the prospect of wearing metal braces for several years in order to achieve a straight and beautiful smile. Today, there are many options for straightening crooked teeth, and one of the most exciting is Invisalign. Though they are often called “clear braces,” Invisalign aligners are really not braces at all. The Invisalign treatment consists of wearing trays that are custom made by a dentist to fit over your upper and lower teeth. As you wear these trays, they gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. The trays are clear, which makes them virtually invisible. They are also removable, so you never have to worry about the hassle of eating with them in or brushing your teeth around them the way you do with traditional braces; you simply remove the Invisalign aligners when you eat and when you brush your teeth. For best results, you should wear your aligners as much as possible the rest of the time.

Getting Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation between you and a dentist. Together, you will design an Invisalign treatment plan. Your aligners will be custom fit to your mouth and teeth. The length of the overall treatment time and the frequency of replacing your aligners with new ones during the course of treatment is different for each individual. Everything will be planned out in advance by you and the dentist, so you will know from the outset exactly what is going to happen throughout the course of treatment.

Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for people who have crooked teeth without a severe malocclusion or bad bite. Invisalign works best to move teeth in the front of your mouth that show when you smile. Invisalign is idea for adults and teenagers. Invisalign Teen is a special type of Invisalign treatment that is designed for teenagers. Children who still have baby teeth are not candidates for treatment with Invisalign. For adults, Invisalign has many advantages over traditional braces. Because the aligners are clear and almost invisible, many adults feel much more comfortable wearing these aligners than they would wearing metal braces.

Total treatment time with Invisalign can be shorter than with traditional braces. For teens, Invisalign treatment may slightly longer than it is for adults.

If you would like to learn more about teeth straightening with Invisalign, call our office for an appointment. We can discuss Invisalign and other options with you, and together we can make a decision to give you the health and beautiful smile you have always wanted.