If you’re not confident about your smile, teeth alignment treatment can give you a boost of self-confidence. It’s also essential for proper oral health and avoiding serious dental problems later in life.
Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. And they help keep temporomandibular joint issues at bay.
Invisalign® is a clear, comfortable alternative to braces that straightens teeth without the metal. Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners to shift your teeth into their ideal position gradually and painlessly.
During treatment, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before receiving the next one in the series. You’ll also visit the office every six weeks or so for a checkup to make sure everything is progressing correctly and that you’re on track with your treatment.
Your dentist will help you determine the number of aligners needed for your particular case. The length of your treatment can vary, but 20-29 sets are typical.
If you’re interested in teeth alignment treatment using Invisalign®, call our office to schedule an appointment. During your appointment, we’ll use advanced technology to create a virtual simulation of your planned teeth movement and how your smile will look after treatment is complete.
If you want to give your teen a straighter smile without the hassle and discomfort of traditional metal braces, Invisalign Teen® may be a great choice. Invisalign Teen® uses clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten the teeth.
The plastic aligners are made of a thin, clear material that is comfortable and easy to clean. They also look discreet, meaning that teens can enjoy food and drink without worrying about their orthodontic treatment being seen.
Additionally, Invisalign Teen® does not have wires or brackets, which means that it does not cause sore spots in the mouth like traditional braces do. This reduces irritation, making it easier for your teen to get used to wearing Invisalign Teen®.
Invisalign Teen® uses the iTero Element(r) scanner to take a 3D scan of your teeth and map out a custom treatment plan for you. With this technology, your orthodontist can predict the movement of your teeth with greater accuracy than they could with traditional braces.
During teeth alignment treatment, we use brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. This helps improve your oral health & eliminate problems you may have with chewing, speaking, and keeping your teeth clean.
Metal braces are the most common orthodontic option and can correct crooked and overcrowded teeth, as well as bite problems such as crossbites or overbites. They also reduce the risk of jaw pain, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Traditional metal braces have been around for a long time and are effective in treating many different types of misalignment issues. However, they can become difficult to keep clean when food or plaque gets stuck in between the wires and elastic bands.
For those who want a more discreet option, ceramic braces are available. These are the same size and shape as traditional metal braces, but they have clear brackets that blend in with your teeth to make them less noticeable.
Removable Clear Aligners
If you’re looking for an esthetic and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, consider clear aligners. This method has become increasingly popular in recent years and is a good option for patients who want to straighten their teeth without the drawbacks of fixed appliances.
The treatment starts with a consultation with an orthodontist who will create a custom treatment plan and produce a series of clear, custom-fit aligners. Each aligner moves the teeth a small distance until they reach their final position.
During treatment, the patient wears each aligner full-time day and night except for eating or brushing their teeth. The aligners are replaced every one-to-two weeks as the teeth shift into their new positions.
They’re also more comfortable than wires and brackets, so patients tend to feel less discomfort as they progress through their treatment. Aligners are also easier to clean than traditional braces because they can be removed while eating, drinking, and flossing.