Problems with dental alignment are not only a cosmetic issue. When teeth are not properly aligned, they can be more difficult to clean. As a result, these teeth are more likely to decay, putting you at risk of gum disease, tooth loss, and possibly even heart disease.
Method Dental uses Invisalign to gently adjust the alignment of your teeth and jaw, allowing you to maintain a higher standard of dental health and providing you with a straighter smile.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear plastic aligners to put calculated pressure on certain areas of the teeth, prompting them to shift into the correct position.
Invisalign treatment is based on a fully-personalized treatment plan created especially for you by your dentist. You will receive an aligner that is custom made for your teeth. This aligner will slowly change the alignment of your teeth. Every few weeks, you will be given a new aligner, keeping your teeth on track to reach their appropriate positions.
Invisalign serves the same basic purpose as traditional braces. However, the way Invisalign works is rather different. While traditional braces need to be tightened and adjusted regularly, Invisalign aligners are simply replaced at regular intervals. This means the patient spends less time in the orthodontist chair for similar results.
Traditional braces are made with brackets and wire, which protrude somewhat from the teeth and can be uncomfortable for some patients. Invisalign aligners follow the natural contours of your teeth, making them more accommodating to wear and less likely to result in injury.
There is also a hygienic benefit to Invisalign, as the plastic aligners can be removed at mealtimes or when the patient is performing their oral hygiene routine; allowing them to brush and floss their teeth normally.
Perhaps the most attractive benefit of Invisalign over traditional braces for some patients is that Invisalign aligners are clear and almost undetectable. Some dental professionals speculate that this subtlety allows patients to feel more confident in their smile during their treatment time.
Invisalign may be appropriate for patients with:
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