Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Clear aligners, a cosmetic service, have become very popular over recent years, as they offer teeth aligning treatment, through the use of a clear, discreet appliance.
Invisalign are made from a see-through resin, that sit on the upper or lower dental arch, to move the teeth into a more ideal position. This can be for aesthetic reasons, but also to help relieve problems with talking or eating, and reduce the risk of teeth from being damaged, if they’re positioned at an awkward angle.
Robert J. Malone DDS offers a range of different braces, retainers and aligners, to help straighten your smile.
The discreet nature of Invisalign’s treatment is what usually draws teenagers and adults alike to the aligners. It allows the user to receive all the benefits that other forms of teeth straightening appliances give, without the need to alter the aesthetics of the smile while having the treatment done. This has caused an increase in adults receiving treatment, and boosted confidence in children who are having the procedure.
Invisalign are removable, and therefore easy to clean. They require no special treatment and can be cleaned using your toothpaste and a toothbrush. Traditional braces can be quite difficult to clean, as the wires and brackets makes it harder to enact brushing of the enamels. Invisalign users do not have this issue and can brush their teeth as normal.
As well as these benefits unique to Invisalign, patients can also enjoy all the benefits of straighter teeth, that are the result of the alignment treatment. The patient will have a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile, which can help boost confidence. Patients may find it easier to chew and talk, if there was an issue with that before, and may experience reduced tension upon the jaw.
How Do They Work?
Invisalign works by exerting constant pressure onto the teeth, over a long period of time, in order to move them into place. Invisalign has no parts that can be adjusted, as traditional braces and retainers do, instead dentists can alter the pressure exerted by constantly replacing the Invisalign worn. You will wear each pair for 2 weeks and can expect to wear 12-48 different pairs for the duration of the treatment.
In a consultation appointment our dentist can show you how your teeth look now, and how they will look at the end of your treatment plan. Treatment usually takes between 12-18 months.
Invisalign have to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day and taken out when eating or drinking anything but water, otherwise you risk trapping bacteria in the aligner tray, which can cause detrimental damage. You will have appointments with us every 3-4 months, to monitor how the treatment is going, and to give you your new sets of Invisalign.
Robert J. Malone DDS offers Invisalign aligners for those looking to experience the benefits of a straighter smile, without having to compromise on their smile while receiving the treatment for it. We can assess whether your teeth are suitable for aligners during a consultation appointment and discuss the best options for your alignment process.
Our office also offers a wide variety of dental services, including preventive, restorative, and emergency dentistry. To book a consultation appointment, call us at (760) 546-5557.