Whether you’re a child or an adult, if you’re considering orthodontic correction for malocclusion, Invisalign may be just what the doctor ordered. As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, and they are removable so you can take great care of your teeth and won’t have to worry about a tangle of wires in your mouth.
Invisalign is a method of realigning your teeth by making small movements over time. It’s completely customized, it’s faster than traditional braces, and it has a minimal impact on your appearance.
After Dr. Shoumer determines the best position for your teeth for both the health of your oral cavity and your appearance, you get a series of Invisalign trays. You wear each tray for one week, and each tray moves your teeth a little at a time. The trays are worn for 20 – 22 hours per day, but you can remove them when you’re eating, drinking anything except water, and brushing or flossing your teeth.
The system allows you to take great care of your teeth during the entire process. Once your teeth are in their ideal location, you get a Vivera retainer to keep them in place. You only wear that at night, and you will get four sets of duplicate retainers so you can have one for every occasion – at home, on vacation, or wherever you might need it.
It generally speeds up the process of straightening your teeth by at least six months and sometimes as much as one year as compared to traditional braces. It works for children and adults of all ages. It’s a great way to get a bright smile no matter how old you are!
There are a number of reasons why Invisalign is better. It’s a proven method that straightens your teeth faster. The system is based on more than 20 years of research and has worked effectively on over 5 million smiles.
Because the trays are practically invisible, you won’t feel embarrassed or hindered in your social or professional activities. Additionally, unlike traditional braces, you can remove the trays to continue to practice good oral hygiene.