Please do not hesitate to call our office for a consultation on how Invisalign might work for you.
As you go through the treatment improving the health and beauty of your teeth, you can also use this time to focus on your overall health. The aligners need to be worn 22 hours a day/everyday or they will not work. Aligners are removed to eat and clean your teeth normally (no difficulty flossing your teeth as there are no wires connecting them together). If you are looking to also change your physical appearance through diet and exercise, utilizing your time during Invisalign treatment can be beneficial. Commit yourself to improving your health during that one year you are improving your smile. Wearing your aligners will be a constant reminder not to snack. Chances are, if you change your eating habits for the full time in Invisalign treatment, you will maintain that healthier lifestyle for the rest of your life. Your overall health and longevity should be your ultimate goal.
With Invisalign, the time required no longer needs to be seen by the outside world. People generally will not know you are wearing braces. Within 1-2 weeks, patients generally become very used to wearing the aligners. Most treatment with Invisalign takes approximately one year although each case is very individual.
Like a lot of things in life, the best things in life take more time. A quick smile make over with restorations may end up being the best choice in some situations, but then the maintenance issues of artificial materials on your teeth needs to be understood. Invisalign allows us to put your own teeth in the best position for your particular smile. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, function better against each other (decreasing occlusal stresses) and ultimately look better. It may take more time to move teeth rather than just cover them up, but in the end you will you will have a much more predictable long term result. Sometimes restorative procedures are unavoidable in a smile make over, but with orthodontics, teeth can first be moved to better positions allowing for more conservative tooth modification.
Cosmetic dentistry has been an ever increasing hot topic over the last number of years. Many times in the pursuit of that perfect smile, patients embark on dental treatments that require the removal of tooth structure. That tooth structure is then replaced in a more esthetically pleasing color or position. Although materials and techniques have greatly improved over the years, there is still no material better than that of your natural dentition. With good oral hygiene and reduction of occlusal stresses on your teeth and supporting tissues, you can maintain your natural teeth for a lifetime.
We are excited to be able to offer Invisalign as a way to improve the health and esthetics of your smile. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment delivered by the use of custom made, nearly invisible clear plastic aligners. It provides an inconspicuous, conservative way, particularly for adults, to create a healthy new smile.