Most people want to have straight teeth, but the thought of wearing metal braces is not very appealing.
Luckily there is now a solution for you called Invisalign. Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners Invisalign gradually moves your teeth towards the smile you always dreamed of. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them!
So how does it work?
After our initial consultation, we take pictures and impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab. From there a computer model is made and the teeth are virtually moved to show you what the final result will look like. You come visit us once every 6 weeks so we can check your progression and you can get new aligners. Average treatment time is about a year. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
The obvious benefit of straight teeth is more confidence when you smile. But did you know that straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease? Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth. Properly positioned teeth can help gums “fit” more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health. With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.
Furthermore with aligned teeth, your risk of procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear will be reduced. If you want to learn more of have any questions give our office a call and find out how we can help you achieve your dream smile.