Why Consider Invisalign?
You might consider Invisalign if you could benefit from traditional, metal braces, but have concerns about their appearance. Invisalign fixes many of the same dental problems as conventional metal braces, but it is virtually invisible to the naked eye and can be removed when needed (e.g., for eating or brushing and flossing teeth).
Overcrowding, significant gaps between teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites are all problems commonly corrected with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. In fact, the results of traditional metal braces and Invisalign are nearly identical in the end.
What does Invisalign involve:
Treatment consists of a series of custom-made alignment trays that move the teeth over time. First, you will meet with the Doctor for a consultation and to create an initial treatment plan. We will take three-dimensional images of the entire jaw, allowing us to view different angles and foresee what the teeth and face might look like during and after treatment. Essentially, Invisalign technology will enable us to see how the treatment will affect your facial aesthetics.
After an initial plan is complete, the doctor will create a custom set of alignment trays. The total number of aligners needed varies from patient to patient. During the treatment process, the doctor changes the trays every several weeks to fit your next tooth configuration.
It may take weeks to get used to your Invisalign trays. Patients must wear them regularly, except when drinking or eating. Also, brushing and flossing between meals is imperative because the food you eat is easily trapped between the tray and teeth. However, with the proper discipline and commitment, Invisalign pays off in the end.