Having crooked, crowded, or gaped teeth is an embarrassment for many people. In the past, the only way to correct the problem was with unsightly and uncomfortable braces. Now we can correct these problems without having traditional braces on the teeth. It is called Invisalign. If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your smile because your teeth are crooked, crowded, or have excessive spaces, you may be able to improve your smile with Invisalign.
With Invisalign, you can correct the position of your teeth without the hassle and discomfort of traditional braces. Invisalign clear braces use clear plastic aligners to correct many different aesthetic problems, including:
- Crowded Teeth
- Spacing Problems
One of the most common complaints people have about traditional braces is that the metal brackets and wires are very obvious, calling attention to a smile that they may already be self-conscious about. Also, traditional braces are permanently bonded to the surfaces of teeth, making it difficult to keep the teeth clean, and preventing people from smiling and eating the way they would like.
With Invisalign clear braces, the downfalls of traditional braces are completely remedied by using removable, clear plastic aligners to reposition teeth, providing you with the smile you have always desired.
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to correct your smile without calling attention to your teeth. In fact, many people can correct their smiles without their friends or coworkers ever knowing it. Also, since the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat the foods you love and brush and floss your teeth normally.
If you are interested in correcting your smile with Invisalign clear braces, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with us at our Windham, Maine cosmetic dentistry office. During your initial consultation, we will be able to determine if you are a candidate for treatment with Invisalign.
If you are an Invisalign candidate, a series of clear aligners will be made to incrementally move your teeth. A small amount of tooth movement is built into each aligner and each aligner is worn over your teeth for about two weeks before you switch to the next aligner in the series.
It is important that you wear the aligners for as close to 24 hours a day as you can, removing them only to brush your teeth and eat. The entire Invisalign treatment is usually complete in about 12 months or less. The actual treatment time will depend on your specific problems and the number of aligners needed to correct the problem.
If you would like to correct your smile with Invisalign clear braces, please contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation. Or feel free to visit Invisalign.com to explore more about how this type of treatment can give you the smile you have always wanted.