A genuine smile not only is a stress buster but adds to your face value and confidence level! Not surprisingly, 70% of American adults believe that their confidence level would get a boost by changing one simple aspect of their appearance- their smile! More than 90% believe well-aligned teeth are crucial for their confidence. What’s more, seven out of ten adults agree that they obtained the confidence to do things they would never have considered doing before getting their teeth straightened and aligned.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment to align and straighten teeth in a more comfortable way. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are invisible and are completely custom made to allow for gradual straightening of teeth without the use of brackets or wires.
The aligners are worn for a period of a week for up to 20 to 22 hours per day. They are removed only when you need to brush, eat or when playing rigorous sports. The aligners are designed to put precise amounts of pressure on the right spots to bring about the alignment desired. The aligner rotates or shifts teeth horizontally or vertically as needed to straighten them. Every two weeks, the aligners are changed to match the new position until the final result required is achieved.
At Smile Dental Practice, Dr. Edik Haghverdian has extensive experience offering various forms of the best Invisalign Glendale has available including Invisalign braces, Invisalign Lite, and Invisalign i7.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
If you are a teen or adult and bothered by crooked or misaligned teeth that make it difficult to chew or close your mouth, you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Generally, Invisalign is used to correct the following:
- Gaps in teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Crossbite or overbite
Children are not ideal candidates for Invisalign as their teeth are still developing and growing.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
If you are considering Invisalign, it is important to schedule a consultation and full examination to determine whether this treatment is right for you. With over 21 years of extensive experience in various dental procedures, the team at Smile Dental Practice is well equipped even the toughest cases with some of the best Invisalign Glendale has to offer its residents. Sometimes, if the extent of misalignment of teeth is very severe, we may advise other remedial treatments before you can take up Invisalign. During the initial consultation you will have a chance to get all questions answered and we will take the time to ensure you are fully informed regarding the Invisalign course of treatment.
Our team of dental professionals will draw up a complete, personalized treatment plan for you after carefully evaluating the condition of your teeth. During the initial consultation, accurate images of your teeth are taken. These images help the doctor understand what form of Invisalign to use and the exact movements of the teeth. You can get a preview of what your teeth will look like post-Invisalign and how they will move.
After the images are taken, the custom aligners will be made using proprietary materials. The advantage Invisalign has over traditional braces is that the aligners are practically invisible, offering maximum comfort for those who are self-conscious about conventional braces. The doctor will advise you to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day and the extent of treatment will also be determined by him.
Your teeth will begin to gradually shift and align into their new position. A new set of aligners will be fitted every two weeks and complete check-ups will be scheduled by the doctor every six weeks or so, depending on your progress.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WEAR INVISALIGN?
Each individual case is different and the duration of treatment can vary widely. Generally, Invisalign can take between 9 to 15 months. The team at Smile Dental Practice are best suited to guide you as to the exact duration of the treatment.
CLEANING THE INVISALIGN CLEAR ALIGNERS
Invisalign can be removed while brushing and eating and the aligners themselves can be cleaned using a soft toothbrush every time you brush your teeth.
THE ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN
- Because the aligners are removable, you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about them sticking to the aligners. Also, since the aligners are easy to clean, there are no hassles of running to the dentist every time something gets stuck in the teeth.
- Invisible aligners are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. Most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!
- No injuries that are usually seen with conventional braces, due to broken wires or brackets.
- You can preview the final result at every stage.
Health benefits of straightened teeth include easy-to-clean teeth that prevent decay and plaque-related problems. Well-aligned teeth also help the gums fit well around the teeth, protecting them from periodontal disease. Swollen and red gums are the result of wide spaces between teeth leading to gum disease. Invisalign helps to gently and gradually move your teeth into the proper position, closing the gaps which can lead to periodontal disease. Well-aligned teeth help prevent jaw pain and headaches associated with ‘difficulty chewing’ or gritting one’s teeth.
Consult the dental professionals at Smile Dental Practice to find out more about Invisalign! Feel free to give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
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