One of the biggest dental problems that many people face is malocclusion. Millions of Americans seek orthodontic attention every year to straighten out their misaligned teeth. Smiletheory has an advanced solution to this problem, which is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and highly effective. We are proud to present to you, Invisalign!
Invisalign is a removable aligner that’s made up of clear dental-grade plastic material. It is custom fabricated according to the contour of the patient’s teeth and is designed to fit comfortably. If you’re looking for a metal-free orthodontic solution to get the beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamt of, Invisalign is the best solution for you!
Why should you choose Invisalign?
- Since Invisalign is made from a transparent material, it is hardly noticeable. People will not be able to easily find out that you’re getting your teeth straightened out.
- They are removable, unlike braces, which are fixed. You won’t be interrupted while eating your favorite dishes or while brushing or flossing your teeth.
- They are very safe. Since they are metal free and do not contain sharp edges or hard brackets, the chances of getting hurt are next to none.
- The technology used for Invisalign is highly sophisticated and lets your dentist track the changes in the alignment of your teeth. This way, you can make sure your teeth are moving in the right way to their desired positions.
Are you the right candidate for Invisalign?
The causes of misalignment differ from person to person. The most common causes are genetics, the improper growth of the jawbone, thumb sucking as a child, and the drifting of teeth after the extraction of a tooth, among others. Dr. Singh would carefully examine your condition and determine how best it can be dealt with.
Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic choice for both teenagers and adults. Patients who suffer from various malocclusion issues such as open bite, closed bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite, etc. will benefit from it. Teens love it as Invisalign is transparent and is hard for their peers to see (nevermind no potential senior pictures or Prom photos with metal braces!). Young professionals and older adults appreciate Invisalign so they can avoid a major change to their appearance that often comes along with traditional, metal braces.
What is the treatment procedure for Invisalign?
Your dental team would start the treatment procedure by taking x-rays of your teeth to determine the exact positioning of the teeth and the jawbone. 3D scanning may also be recommended to provide the necessary views of the teeth and the extent of misalignment. The exact dimensions and the contour of the aligner will be sent to a laboratory for manufacturing the aligners. They will be fabricated using a process of high precision so that they fit perfectly and gently move the teeth to their desired positions.
During the treatment, the aligners will have to be worn every day for an approximate 20 - 22 hours a day. They must be removed only while consuming food and beverages and while brushing and flossing the teeth. A follow-up visit to the dentist’s office every 4-6 weeks will be necessary for your dentist to track the movement of the teeth and to give you the new set of aligners. The treatment period will vary from 6 months to a year or more, depending on the severity of the malocclusion. Sometimes, a retainer will be recommended to prevent the teeth from moving back to their positions.
Schedule an appointment to let Dr. Singh and the team at Smiletheory handle your malocclusion issues.