Invisalign® is a great option for patients who are looking to straighten their smile, without the fuss of traditional wire braces. Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of custom made aligning trays, that are clear, making them discreet.
The Invisalign aligners will be changed every few weeks by your dentist as your teeth slowly reposition into your dream smile. In addition to their almost invisible aligners, Invisalign offers the patient the option to temporarily remove the trays for eating and cleaning.
Reasons you may need Invisalign:
- Teeth Overcrowding
Overcrowding is when there is little space for teeth to align properly. This can result in tooth decay as difficulty to properly clean teeth increases without ease of access between your teeth for brushing or floss.
- Large Gaps in Teeth
Invisalign may be recommended for patients that have large gaps between their teeth. This can occur due to missing teeth, or abnormalities in the jaw.
When your upper teeth project further out than your lower teeth, Invisalign may be a viable option to avoid jaw pain, and TMJ.
An underbite is the opposite of the overbite, and occurs when the lower teeth project out further than the upper teeth. This can also lead to jaw pain and TMJ and can be treated with Invisalign.
Crossbite occurs when one or multiple teeth bite inside the lower teeth. Due to the uneven bite, it can lead to bone erosion and gum disease. Invisalign can correct the bite.
What is the advantage of Invisalign®?
Your dentist will work with you to determine which method of teeth correction is the right choice for you.
With Invisalign, because the aligners are removable, it is critical to have discipline and commitment. Because new trays are necessary every two weeks, progress is quick. You should wear your aligners constantly, with the exception of eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.
The comfort and discreteness of the trays make it easy to wear the aligners every day without irritation. You will quickly get used to the aligners as they are custom fit to your mouth.
Invisalign® Invisible Braces Treatment
You will have a consultation with your dentist to create a custom tailored treatment plan for you. Three dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw, which allow your dentist to view the jaw and teeth from different angles and give you a visualization of what your smile will look like.
Your custom set of aligners will be made and the process will begin.
If you have any questions about is Invisalign is right for you, give us a call today.
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180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0