Although many embark on orthodontic treatment because they desire a straighter smile, there are many other equally important reasons to do so. When our natural teeth are properly aligned as they were intended, our teeth become easier to clean, thereby reducing the chance of developing gum disease and cavities. Also, our teeth work better as a team to chew and they help protect each other from fracture when they contact with each other and are positioned in the most optimal way.
Due to the removability of the aligners, patients can do a much better job cleaning without the brackets and wires used with conventional, metal braces. While traditional braces can offer great results, a system of brackets and wires is not the best orthodontic solution for everyone, especially patients who are allergic to metals like nickel. Drs. Viglielmo: Biological Dentistry is proud to provide Invisalign® as an alternative form of teeth straightening treatment to those who want a more beautiful, confident smile with less of the fuss.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a teeth-straightening system that relies on a series of clear aligners to move teeth instead of metal wires and brackets. These aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each Invisalign® aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of your treatment plan.
Benefits Over Braces
Some of the benefits Invisalign® holds over traditional kinds of orthodontic treatment, include:
- Aesthetic Elevation—Invisalign® aligners are made from a clear material, making them virtually invisible and undetectable.
- Superior Comfort—Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit your smile and do not utilize any metal, wires or brackets that can irritate the mouth.
- Easy Removability—Invisalign® aligners need to be changed regularly, so they are not attached to your teeth. You need to wear them for approximately 22 hours a day; however, you can take them out to brush and Waterpick® your teeth, eat and drink, and for special social occasions or photos.
The Invisalign® Process
Invisalign® may not be appropriate for every patient but has been used for all age groups (children, teens and adults). Only your dentist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign® can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, your first step is to visit our Kingston office and be evaluated. If you are good candidate for treatment, your dentist will utilize advanced computer technology to translate precise treatment instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners. There can be as few as 6 aligners for minor movement like in cases where patients have had previous orthodontic treatment or there can be as many aligners as needed for up to18-24 months. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually until the desired final alignment is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like never before!
Smile Brighter Today
If you are interested in attaining a straighter smile without the hassle of braces’ metal wires and brackets, contact our Kingston, NY office today. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about Invisalign® treatment. You can also reach us directly at (845) 339-1619. Call us today: a straighter, more confident smile awaits you!