How does Invisalign work? Well, we create a series of clear plastic aligner trays — custom-made to fit your teeth. Every two weeks, you’ll switch to a different aligner, and your teeth will gradually shift into their proper places.
There’s no denying that straight teeth “just look better” than teeth that aren’t so straight. But this process is about more than just appearances — it’s also beneficial to your health.
When your teeth are in their ideal positions, they are able to fit together and function properly. When your teeth are not naturally in those ideal positions, you can run into problems with gum disease, pain, chipping, and even bone loss.
You may need orthodontic treatment if you suffer from spaced teeth, overly-crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, or underbite. Some patients think orthodontic treatment is just for teenagers, but the reality is that many adults are choosing the comfortable convenience of Invisalign. You’re never too old to take control of your smile.
Here are just a few of the ways Invisalign could help you…
Your upper teeth are designed to slightly overlap your lower teeth, so they can bite together in proper occlusion. If your jaws and teeth are naturally too far forward or too far back, you may have a bite problem. Bite problems can cause painful damage to your teeth if left untreated. Talk to us about how Invisalign can improve your bite.
When your teeth are properly aligned, they form a U-shaped arch. This makes it easy to brush them and floss between each one. If your teeth are crowded together, it makes it difficult to clean them properly, and that puts them at risk for decay. Some people are self-conscious about having crowded teeth, and wish their smile was properly aligned. Talk to us today about how Invisalign can correct crowded teeth.
If you have spaces between your teeth, the gaps can cause problems with your alignment and occlusion (bite). Spaces can be corrected with the help of orthodontics. When you're missing a tooth, the surrounding teeth slowly shift their position in an attempt to fill the gap. After losing a baby tooth, it's important to allow room for an adult tooth to grown in. Talk to us today about how orthodontic appliances can help maintain that space.
For straight teeth, such as Suresmile or Invisalign, preliminary records that are first taken may include a digital scan, photos, panoramic radiograph and an exam. Followed-up by a consult to discuss findings, cost, and timing for your case.
Q: How does Invisalign work to straighten my teeth?
Q: I’ve always been self-conscious about my teeth, but I don’t want anyone to know I’m wearing braces. Is Invisalign an option for me?