Many people postpone getting traditional braces because they do not like the way that they look. Some teenagers believe braces make it difficult for them to fit in with their peers. Because Invisalign retainers are discreet, you can smile with confidence while your teeth shift into the proper position. Fox Lake Infinity Dental dentist office offers Invisalign® to teenagers and adults who are ready to commit to straightening their smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of clear orthodontic aligners that are designed to straighten the teeth. Dr. Thomas Prendergast will take molds of your teeth to create a series of custom removable trays specific to your needs. The trays will slowly shift and adjust your crooked teeth and realign your bite.
Other dental treatments may be required to offer you the best results. Dr. Prendergast will work with you to ensure you get the quality and compassionate dental care you need for a functional, comfortable, straight and healthy smile.
How Long Does One Have To Wear Invisalign?
There are several factors that affect the amount of time that one has to wear Invisalign including the problem that is being treated. The aligners will need to be worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day in order to be effective. About every three weeks you will receive a new set of retainers for the next stage of tooth adjustment. On average most patients will complete their Invisalign treatment with in 12 months. Timing will be dependent on the alignment of your teeth and your specific cosmetic goals.
Problems That Can Be Corrected With Invisalign
There are a variety of problems that can be corrected with Invisalign. Dr. Prendergast will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine whether your dental health concerns can be effectively corrected with Invisalign. This treatment can correct gaps, crowding, narrow tooth arches, cross-bites and underbites.
Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign retainers are removable. You can take them out during meal times or any time you are eating or drinking. This allows them to stay cleaner and avoid build up that traditional braces are susceptible to.
Invisalign can help maintain your oral health. It can be difficult to clean your teeth if you are wearing traditional braces. This can put you at a greater risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease. Because you can remove aligners, it will be a lot easier for you to brush your teeth and floss effectively.
The results offered from wearing Invisalign can improve your confidence. Because the aligners are transparent, they are not highly noticeable to other people. Once your treatment is complete, you will have a straighter more aesthetically pleasing smile to be proud of.
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Invisalign may be able to straighten your smile without the discomfort and social stigma of traditional metal braces. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact our Fox Lake Infinity dentist office today.