Getting a brand new smile has been on your to-do list for a while, and you are finally realizing that it will never happen unless you take that first step. Maybe your teeth are overly crowded, or maybe you have unsightly gaps between your teeth. Invisalign treatment will correct these issues while being virtually invisible. You may see results in as little as a few weeks after beginning treatment, and treatment should be completed in about a year.
Invisalign is ideal for individuals who are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces, such as teenagers who want to feel confident socially or adults who want to avoid looking “juvenile” in the workplace. In addition to treating gapped and crooked teeth, Invisalign can fix overbites—when the top teeth stick out beyond the bottom teeth, and underbites—when the bottom teeth stick out past the upper teeth.
Invisalign additionally can fix an open bite, where some top teeth fail to meet the bottom teeth, and a crossbite, which is the result of the misalignment of the bottom and top jaws. Invisalign offers the advantage of essentially being nearly invisible, so no one else has to know that you are straightening your pearly whites.
Once your orthodontist determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, a three-dimensional image of your teeth will be created using dental impressions, photographs and x-rays. Then, you will receive aligners that are customized for your teeth. The aligners are made of smooth plastic and therefore will not irritate your gums like traditional braces can. You can remove your Invisalign aligners before eating and drinking, which makes brushing and flossing easy as well.
You will receive new aligners every two weeks and will have a checkup with your orthodontist about every six weeks. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into their proper position. The treatment process takes approximately a year, although the time varies from person to person. Contact Bunn Orthodontic Group today to discover whether Invisalign can help you achieve your long-awaited “Hollywood smile.” Call 210-921-9191 to schedule your consultation.