Straighten Your Smile in Style
Invisalign Clear Aligners
If you are interested in straightening your smile and don’t have severe bite issues, clear aligners may be a good treatment option for you. Clear aligners allow you to enjoy your smile as it improves throughout your treatment so you don’t have to hide your smile from your friends and family due to clunky, traditional brackets. If you are interested in a discreet treatment for a straighter smile, Dr. Bob can walk you through all the options during a consultation so you feel confident with your choice and excited for your new smile. Call us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation!
Correct Your Smile WITH Clear Aligners
Invisalign & 3M Clarity
Using a clear plastic aligner system like Invisalign, Dr. Bob can correct the position of your teeth and give you a straight, confident smile. Clear aligners give patients the ability to treat orthodontic issues with a virtually invisible procedure that produces beautiful results.
Invisible Straightening, Powerful Results
Invisalign in kingstowne
Invisalign is a popular choice for many orthodontic patients. Invisalign uses a series of clear, lightweight plastic aligners that look much like a retainer. These aligners are built to shift your teeth gradually, using gentle and even pressure. You’ll wear each aligner for about 2 weeks until you switch it out for a new set. Treatment usually takes 20-24 sets of aligners, making the average treatment time just under a year. Dr. Bob has been using the Invisalign system for almost 20 years and even teaches Invisalign curriculum at Columbia University.
Durable, Affordable Aligners
3M Clarity Aligners
3M is a world leader in plastic and adhesive products and has been innovating dental and orthodontic treatments for more than 50 years. Their Clarity Aligners are very durable and provide unparalleled comfort and aesthetics. During your consultation, Dr. Bob will discuss your needs, preferences, and budget to determine which clear aligner system is best for your orthodontic treatment.
Customization through digital scans
Suresmile by Sirona uses digital images of your mouth, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), and special software to plan the most efficient way to move your teeth in the proper position. With the information gathered from the images and scans of your teeth, clear aligners can be made to provide custom orthodontic treatment.
Individualized for comfort
Spark by Ormco is one of the newest aligner systems on the market. Spark aligners are crystal clear, hand trimmed for comfort, and BPA free. In addition, they are modifiable and customizable, which makes them easier to suit your individual orthodontic needs.
Why Choose invisible aligners?
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
- Virtually invisible when worn
- Minimal affect on speech
- No dietary restrictions during treatment
- Treatment can be much faster than traditional braces
Make The Most Of Treatment
How To Get The Best Results with clear aligners
When wearing a clear plastic aligner system like 3M Clarity or Invisalign, the most important thing to do is to wear your aligners as much as you can. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day for the best results. In addition, make sure you protect your aligners from damage by storing them in the provided case while you eat. It is also important to clean them regularly and avoid eating or drinking while wearing your aligners, since this could damage them and lead to longer treatment times.
How Invisalign Works
Understanding The Basics
Invisalign uses the same basic treatment concept as other types of orthodontics, such as traditional braces. All orthodontic treatments place pressure on your teeth based on a specialized treatment plan, which causes them to shift, rotate, and change their position within the mouth.
Braces achieve this by using a set of metal brackets and wires. These are adjusted to change the pressure on your teeth, moving them over time. Invisalign does the same thing. But instead of using metal wires and brackets, it uses a clear aligner.
Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks for 20-22 hours per day. When you switch to a new set of aligners, they will be very tight, and they will exert pressure on your teeth to move them toward the proper position in your mouth. This is why you may experience some pain and discomfort when you switch to a new set of aligners. Your teeth need to get used to their new position.
Once your teeth have become used to their new position, you won’t feel any more pain or discomfort. This usually takes just a few days. Then, the structures around your teeth will need to heal and accommodate the new position of your tooth, which takes a little bit longer.
Whenever you switch to a new set of aligners, this process is repeated again. Your teeth move, then start to get used to their new position, and are locked in place as your mouth adjusts to your treatment.
Invisalign treatment usually takes a total of about 20-24 sets of aligners, so most patients can be treated in under a year, but this depends on your situation. If you have mild orthodontic issues, your treatment may be faster, while serious alignment problems will require a longer treatment time.
The Benefits Of
Seeing An Orthodontist For Invisalign
Invisalign is a more straightforward treatment compared to braces and other orthodontic treatments, so it’s often offered by general dentists or family dentists. And while patients can get good results from these dental professionals, we think it’s best for you to see an experienced, board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Bob at Kingstowne Dental Specialists.
Why? Well, there are a few reasons. First, orthodontists have more experience with orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. It’s their specialty, unlike a general dentist. This means they are able to provide a better overall Invisalign treatment experience for orthodontic patients.
Orthodontists are also more capable of determining whether or not Invisalign or a similar clear aligner treatment is really right for you. Invisalign is powerful, but it’s not a good option for every patient. Some people with very crooked teeth may be better off with braces, which they can’t get from a general dentist.
Finally, seeing an orthodontist can help you avoid potential future complications related to the alignment of your teeth. After you get treatment from an orthodontist like Dr. Bob at Kingstowne Dental Specialists, you’ll know that your bite and your smile are perfect, and you won’t have to worry about any complications or issues related to the alignment of your teeth or your bite.