Our Specialties – Invisalign
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use, and comfortable to wear.
The benefits of Invisalign are not limited to those who need straightening of their teeth but also those who simply want to have a beautiful smile.
Invisalign treatment can in most cases correct minor problems with alignment such as tooth gap, overbite, underbite, and crooked teeth. Straight teeth contribute to overall dental health and can improve the immune system to fight against tooth decay and bacteria that cause periodontal disease.
The benefits of Invisalign treatment include the ability to correct tooth malocclusion which means that the tooth is off-center. This is most seen in patients who have overbites or underbites.
Another benefit of Invisalign braces is that they can help improve the patient’s eating habits. Proper chewing is so important to overall health and digestion.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that having straight teeth can improve the overall oral health of a person. People who suffer from bad breath, bad taste in the mouth, or even painful jaw movements can now eat foods without experiencing any of these problems.
They can also be taken out for eating, drinking, and tooth brushing, unlike traditional metal braces.
Once Invisalign treatment is started, patients generally need to wear the aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set of Invisalign trays. The entire process takes, on average, between six months for minor straightening, to two years for the people who use Invisalign to see results.