There is a common and mistaken thought regarding the teeth: they can be straightened only by children or adolescents. Of course, as children and adolescents it is much simpler because the mouth is forming, but it can also be done as adults. Invisalign®, an almost totally invisible dental aligner, is usually used to change the position of an adult's teeth.
To change the position of the teeth there will be no need for showy and unsightly braces, but for a discreet appliance that will do all the work. In this way not connected aesthetic problems or embarrassment connected to an appliance. If your teeth are not aligned in the right way you just have to come to us at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry and start a treatment with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment carried out with a clear aligner that allows you to straighten your teeth in a discreet and controlled manner. The first thing that is done is a 3D plan of the whole treatment. The positions of the dental arches are shown at the beginning and at the end of the treatment, with all the intermediate steps programmed and visible. Subsequently, the tooth impressions are taken and invisible aligners are created which, slowly, will move a few teeth at a time and will be replaced every 7 or 14 days. The aligners are worn 24 hours a day, day and night. You can only take it off to eat and brush your teeth.
The replacement and the transition from one aligner to another, will already be organized and programmed in the initial plan, as will the teeth to be moved and the order in which they are moved.
In an Invisalign® treatment everything is kept under control: the temporal and spatial displacement of the teeth, the order of displacement of the teeth and the final result. This way you not only have more control over the process, but you will also be aware of the end result from the start and know if that's what you want or not.
Why Use Invisalign®?
Crooked teeth, at any age, are not only a cosmetic problem, but also a problem that can worsen over time. Adults are often afraid of using appliances, thinking that they are just for children, but this is not the case. The use of Invisalign®, with a little luck, will go unnoticed by anyone. An invisible treatment designed exclusively for adults and aesthetic appearance. Of course, in the case of adults, moving the teeth is a more difficult job, due to the possible presence of capsules, cement or resin and other types of previous operations.
It is a treatment that can easily put an end to problems with your teeth and realign them so as to give you a dazzling smile and improve the health of your mouth. You can call us at 503-654-8283 and reach us at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry so that we can discuss the Invisalign® treatment and know all about this treatment, its costs and its application.