Invisalign® is an Easy Fix for Crooked Teeth
Getting straighter teeth is still a dream for many adults. Though braces are a common treatment used to improve teeth alignment, most adults are reluctant to get braces due to their unappealing look and underlying hassles. With Invisalign®, people in Park Ridge can get straighter teeth without the discomfort of traditional braces.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable trays to straighten the teeth. These clear trays are custom-made, less noticeable, and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They are made from BPA-free plastic and can be worn by adults and teenagers. Invisalign® is a more aesthetically pleasing option for adults who wish to correct their alignment in half the treatment time of traditional braces, and with minimal discomfort.
These clear aligners are a discreet solution for getting your dream smile and correcting misaligned teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign® doesn’t use any metal wires or brackets to shift the teeth. This product also allows for better oral hygiene, as the aligners can be removed while brushing and eating. Invisalign® is an orthodontic innovation that is minimally invasive and highly effective.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
Irrespective of age, people with a wide range of malocclusion can be good candidates for Invisalign®. The system can help solve most dental issues, including minor corrections and adjustments or major issues with bite correction. Invisalign® is not effective in cases with severe oral problems where the jaw bone needs to shift, however.
Adults and older teenagers are the most suitable candidates for this treatment, as their jaws are fully developed and have stopped growing. Moreover, teens and adults are more dedicated to the treatment process than children, who may not wear these removable trays following the instructions and timings.
Invisalign® can be used to correct mild overbites and underbites, gaps in teeth, protruding teeth, imperfectly positioned teeth, mildly crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, and open bite issues. After careful screening and X-rays, our dental team can better guide you about your eligibility for this treatment.
Every Invisalign® treatment plan is personalized to suit your unique teeth and their structure. Initially, our team physically examines your teeth and takes X-rays to check the exact position of the teeth and the issues to be treated. The 3D scans and photos are sent to the lab to prepare custom-made clear aligners for your teeth.
Some orthodontists may place attachments to your teeth in the first appointment if you need it. These attachments are like small composite buttons, which are attached on the front side of the teeth, and serve as the specific rotation points for the aligners.
First Set of Aligners
The clear aligners are made in the laboratory. You may get the first few sets of your clear aligners after the first visit. These clear trays are custom-made so that they can fit in your mouth easily and move the teeth to their desired location. Our dentist determines how long you need to wear each tray and when to shift to the next one.
Typically patients are required to visit every six to eight weeks to assess their progress and get the next set of aligners. You can continue your normal routine while switching your aligners.
Invisalign® has helped people in Park Ridge get straighter teeth without the hassles of metal braces. An experienced dental team at DiFranco Orthodontics can provide Invisalign® treatment so you can get your dream smile with minimal time and discomfort.
Steps to Take to Get Invisalign®
Contact our dental office in Park Ridge to learn more about our Invisalign® treatment process and how they work to straighten your teeth.