The average orthodontic treatment time for adults with traditional metal braces ranges anywhere from 24 to 30 months. The process is time consuming and requires countless visits to the dentist’s office to check on the progress and adjust the metal wires and brackets as needed. Your diet changes to accommodate for the appliance, your teeth and gums are consistently sore, and the health of your smile is put at risk even with an involved, time-consuming cleaning regimen. In our office, we believe straightening your teeth should be quick and convenient, so you get the benefits of a beautiful smile without the hassle. At Dental Concepts & Orthodontics, we offer a modern alternative for patients that do not want to feel locked into metal braces, with Invisalign® clear aligners. Through advanced technology, Invisalign offers patients a far more discreet orthodontic treatment option.
Are you an Invisalign Candidate?
- Do you have crooked teeth?
- Do you hide your smile behind your hand?
- Are you tired of not smiling?
Who Uses Invisalign?
Our experienced orthodontic team can treat adults and teenagers. Virtually anyone with teeth out of alignment is a candidate, as the treatment can be applied to mild to complex cases. It is ideal for fixing:
Gapped Teeth: Gaps in teeth can be closed to prevent gum problems, periodontal pockets, and disease.
Overbite: A bite with the upper teeth over the lower teeth can cause increased enamel wear, jaw problems, and gum irritation.
Underbite: The lower teeth protruding in front of the upper set can cause pain and affect normal front teeth/molar function.
Open bite: Teeth unable to contact opposing ones can cause pain, poor chewing, and possibly speech impairment if not treated.
Crossbite: A misalignment of the upper and lower jaws can lead to tooth wear, gum disease, and bone loss.
Overcrowding: Too many teeth for the jaw to fit can lead to severely crooked teeth, plaque accumulation, decay, and an increased risk of gum problems.
The results of the treatment can be easily seen with each stage. There are fewer restrictions compared to the brackets and wires with traditional braces, and users can eat pretty much anything they want. Brushing and flossing can be accomplished as usual. Invisalign is, therefore, for anyone who wants straighter teeth without the hassle of braces.
Benefits of Invisalign over Braces
The benefits of the treatment are optimal when the aligners are worn 22 hours per day. They can be removed when eating food or brushing your teeth. Special cleaning products are available, so cleaning the aligners is simple. They’re practically invisible—a bonus for those who are self-conscious about the appearance of braces. Our experienced team at Dental Concepts & Orthodontics offers iTero scanning technology to give a 3D simulation of your smile after clear aligner therapy. No imagination. Just real-time simulation!
When wearing Invisalign, there is much less worry about gum irritation. Removable, the aligner trays are more comfortable to wear. They’re smooth, so they will not cut your gums and mouth. There’s also the perk of people not even knowing you’re wearing the trays when they’re in, which can provide a major boost in confidence.