Everyone loves the idea of having beautiful straight teeth, but not everyone is that fortunate. Invisalign® aligners are the easier, less invasive method for straightening teeth without braces. When you schedule your complimentary consultation at Schatz Orthodontics, we will examine your teeth and determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
When you think about straightening teeth, you may be thinking that braces are in your future. This is not necessarily true. With Invisalign, crooked teeth can be straightened and moved into the proper position without the metal brackets and ligatures used in traditional braces. Instead, you wear a series of comfortable, removable clear aligners.
In addition to being practically invisible, Invisalign aligners make straightening your teeth a breeze. You get to enjoy regular meals and snacks without dietary restrictions. Remove your aligners when you eat, and pop them back in when you are finished. It is as simple as that.
You also maintain your usual oral hygiene without special equipment. Take your aligners out to brush, and floss your teeth. Rinse the aligners well, and put them back in. No special brushes, no extra time. Invisalign aligners allow you to continue your usual routines.
This system for straightening teeth has been proven to be very effective. Dr. Schatz is one of the 70% of orthodontists in the United States and Canada certified to treat with Invisalign. If you have misaligned teeth, consider treatment with Invisalign.
Invisalign for Adults and Teens
Because this method of straightening teeth is so discreet, adults of all ages consider renewing their smiles by straightening out crooked teeth with Invisalign. More older adults than ever seek orthodontic care with clear aligners.
Teenagers can often be self-conscious and may not want the attention traditional braces may elicit. Invisalign Teen is perfect for the young person who desires to have beautifully straight teeth without the constraints of regular braces. Whether you are younger or older, if you have a problem with misaligned teeth, you may want to consider the benefits of Invisalign aligners.
Dr. Schatz is happy to answer the questions you may have about this simple and discreet method of straightening teeth, no matter your age.
Advantages of Invisalign
Traditional braces use brackets placed on the individual teeth and wires to move the teeth into the optimal position for the best occlusion. Although this method of straightening teeth has made many advances, it still requires certain measures for upkeep. With Invisalign, straightening your teeth is discreet and simple. You wear the clear aligners for most of the day. You remove them when eating, brushing and flossing. Rinse them off well, and put them back on when you are finished.
The clear aligners are smooth plastic, so they are comfortable to wear with no sharp edges or wires to irritate your soft tissues. You get a new set of aligners every two weeks or so as your teeth move into position little by little, week by week. The aligners do not need adjustments as frequently as the wires with traditional braces, so you have fewer visits to the dental office.
Another advantage with Invisalign is that you have the opportunity to see your final results before you start the process. You can view your virtual treatment plan, and see how beautiful your straightened teeth will look.
Treatment with Invisalign takes on average from 9 to 15 months. You will change aligners between 18 and 30 times, depending on the amount of misalignment that needs to be corrected. Timing and the number of aligners varies from case to case.
Contact Schatz Orthodontics today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Schatz. Learn more about how you can discreetly develop a more beautiful smile.