Delivering a beautiful smile without unsightly hardware
Invisalign is a technologically advanced tooth-straightening procedure that can deliver a beautiful smile without any unsightly metal hardware.
The treatment begins with a fast and accurate 3D scan of your teeth and the creation of physical impressions. Then our dentists use that highly detailed information about your teeth and mouth to create a road map to your new smile. You'll be able to see a preview of the outcome, and once the plan is finalized, your custom aligners are made using Invisalign's state-of-the-art printing process.
Every one to two weeks you'll get a new set of aligners. When wearing a new set, you may feel a little pressure or discomfort for the first couple of days. Your teeth are moving and straightening, so some minor discomfort is normal. You can take the aligners in and out, but for best results, you should wear them 20 to 22 hours a day. For parents who worry about their child wearing their aligners, there are aligners that come with blue compliance indicators to ensure they are being worn enough.
You can keep eating all the foods you love, stay active in sports, and brush and floss as normal, all without brackets or wires getting in the way. And Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice you're wearing them.
Invisalign can treat the following conditions:
If your teeth are too crowded, they can move, twist, and get pushed forward or backward in your mouth. This can cause difficulties with brushing and flossing, which in turn will cause buildup of plaque and bacteria.
Too much of an overbite can be classified as a "deep bite," which can cause your teeth to wear down or cause pain in your jaw.
If your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your jaw, this is an underbite. This might make it hard to chew properly and speak clearly, and it might cause your teeth to wear down.
A crossbite is when you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth, rather than on the outside as they would normally. This can cause your teeth to wear down or chip.
A gap in your teeth can catch food, which can make your gums tender and sore and may lead to gum disease.
An open bite is when your upper and lower front teeth don't touch, which can make it hard to chew or bite into some common foods, like apples and sandwiches.
And, of course, Invisalign treats crooked teeth, to give you a great smile for better confidence.
Call our office to see if Invisalign is right for you. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, straight smile you've always wanted.