Despite feeling self-conscious, many patients avoid straightening their smile because they do not want to wear traditional braces.
At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, we provide Invisalign®, a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment that allows for faster, more comfortable smile alignment.
Why should you choose Invisalign?
The clear plastic trays used for Invisalign are virtually invisible to others, allowing you to feel less self-conscious throughout treatment.
Invisalign trays are modeled to fit your bite and are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic that is less abrasive to your gums and lips.
You can remove your Invisalign trays while eating and brushing your teeth for an unrestricted diet and improved hygiene.
How does the Invisalign process differ from traditional braces?
Is Invisalign an effective orthodontic treatment?
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It can most likely help you, too.
Invisalign Can Treat:
An underbite is characterized by lower teeth that stick out farther than the upper teeth.
An overbite occurs when the upper arch of teeth protrudes too far over the lower teeth.
Horizontal misalignment between the upper and lower teeth is known as a crossbite.
If your front upper and lower teeth do not touch together, it is referred to as an open bite.
Sometimes, noticeable spaces, or gaps, remain between the teeth.
Overcrowding occurs when all of your teeth do not fit properly within your bite.
Still, not every patient is a good candidate for Invisalign...
Personal Factors You Should Consider:
If discretion is especially important to you, Invisalign may be the best orthodontic option. This is one of the reasons Invisalign is so popular among teens and adults.
It is important that you are committed to wearing your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. Otherwise, your treatment may need to be extended to achieve the results you desire.
However, the decision may come down to what is best for your smile...
The Extent of Misalignment Is Most Important
While Invisalign can correct a variety of issues, it is not usually recommended for patients with severe malocclusion such as rotated teeth. In these cases, braces may be the better choice. During your consultation, Dr. Craig Goldin will conduct a thorough evaluation to analyze your bite and recommend the most beneficial orthodontic treatment for your needs.
Dr. Goldin is an experienced Invisalign® provider who has actually performed cases at the request of Align Technology Inc., the manufacturer of Invisalign®.
A Timeline for Invisalign®
Many patients wonder how long the Invisalign® process takes. There is no uniform answer – it primarily depends on the position of a patient’s teeth at the start of treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® does not require frequent tightening, making the process a perfect fit for your busy life.
For most adult Invisalign® users, the entire process from initial consultation to completion takes approximately one year. For patients who only need minor adjustments, the projected timeline may be considerably less.
However, not everyone is a candidate for clear braces. During a consultation, Dr. Goldin can assess whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, or if a different cosmetic dentistry procedure might be a more effective choice.