If you have always wanted straighter teeth but cringe at the idea of getting braces, Invisalign® could be the perfect treatment for you. Invisalign® is a modern teeth-straightening solution that uses clear trays specifically molded to improve your unique smile. Dr. Kevin Sands has used Invisalign® to transform the smiles of countless patients. With Invisalign®, you can achieve a perfectly straight, attractive smile without the unsightly appearance and discomfort of metal braces.
Gapped teeth can detract from the appearance of your smile. They can also trap food particles between them, contributing to poor dental and periodontal health. Invisalign® brings the teeth tightly together and eliminates any gaps between them.
An overbite is when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. This condition can cause chronic pain, tooth and gum damage, speech issues, and even sleep apnea. Invisalign® can correct an overbite by moving the upper teeth back and aligning the midline of the teeth.
An underbite is when the lower teeth extend or protrude in front of the upper teeth. Underbites can be caused by an overgrown lower jaw or an undergrown upper jaw. Invisalign® can correct an underbite by moving the lower teeth backward to properly align the two rows of teeth.
An open bite is when opposing teeth on the top and bottom are misaligned so that they do not make contact. This creates an open space between the rows of teeth. Invisalign® realigns the teeth and fixes the bite so that the teeth can line up and make contact.
Overcrowding is when the teeth are not correctly positioned and appear as though they do not all “fit.” They may extend at unusual angles, be turned sideways, or be situated in front of or behind nearby teeth. Invisalign® adjusts the teeth to create straight alignment and a more attractive, natural-looking smile.
A crossbite is when one or more upper teeth are situated either closer to the cheek or closer to the tongue than the corresponding lower teeth. This occurs when there is a discrepancy in the width of the upper and lower jaw. Invisalign® can realign the teeth so that the bite is normal in appearance and alignment.
Braces are known for their unappealing appearance. Most patients are only willing to tolerate braces because they want the attractive smile that braces can help them achieve. Invisalign®, on the other hand, is almost undetectable. Invisalign® patients can enjoy virtually invisible teeth straightening so that the smile will look increasingly more inviting throughout the course of treatment.
EBraces make oral hygiene habits more difficult to maintain. Even with vigilant effort, flossing and brushing are much more challenging and can fail to adequately remove food particles from between the teeth and wires. Invisalign® allows you to brush and floss normally so that you can maintain the best oral health throughout your treatment.
Braces consist of sharp metal pieces that can irritate your cheeks and gums, causing discomfort and pain. Invisalign® is made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that greatly improves patient comfort while realigning and repositioning the teeth.
With braces, foods such as nuts, popcorn, and sticky or hard candy must be avoided. Other foods such as lettuce or seeds can easily get stuck in the braces. The Invisalign® trays are removed when eating, which means that you can eat whatever foods you desire.
While most patients with braces typically need to visit their orthodontist once per month, patients with Invisalign® only need to make office visits every four to six weeks. This makes Invisalign® a more flexible treatment so that you can continue to manage your many appointments.
Invisalign® treatment for most adults takes approximately one year, though every case is unique. Invisalign® for adolescents is comparable to the length of time required for braces.
Invisalign® is an investment into your future and can give you an attractive, straight smile and better dental health throughout your lifetime. The total financial cost will be determined during your personal consultation. In some instances, your dental insurance company may pay for Invisalign®.
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