Invisalign: Its Work and Benefits

What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that you switch out approximately every two weeks. These aligners are individually manufactured to fit your smile through exact calculations so that your teeth will gradually shift into place. This creates a smile that truly fits your personality and facial features. Since the aligners are removable, patients are more easily able to drink, eat, brush and floss their teeth while in treatment. This prevents the staining and decay that can be caused by metal braces. Typically, an office visit for Invisalign involves taking impressions of the teeth, after which multiple clear trays are delivered. These trays are worn over a period of 2 – 4 weeks. A patient’s specific dental needs determines the number of trays and the length of treatment they will need.

Invisalign Can Help With:

Crowded Teeth
— when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally.

Widely Spaced Teeth — with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. If teeth are missing, this can also be caused by the other teeth shifting to fill extra space.

Crossbite — when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned.

Overbite — when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This is typically caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth.

Underbite — when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both.

Schedule An Appointment
If you are interested in creating or maintaining a smile that is healthy and beautiful, a dental exam and cleaning should be the first step. Contact us at 203-292-6644.