A straight, beautiful smile may be on many wish-lists. Unfortunately, tooth misalignment is an extremely common problem.
If you have teeth that are crooked, twisted, gapped or otherwise misaligned, or if you have problems with your bite, then there is a good chance it is affecting your confidence too.
Alignment problems are more than just a cosmetic concern. They can also be detrimental to your dental health. This is because gaps between teeth can become traps for food debris and bacteria.
However, these gaps can be difficult to clean, meaning that plaque and then tartar can begin to form, causing decay and gum disease and putting you at risk of further dental and overall health complications.
Until recently, conventional orthodontic braces were the gold standard solution for treating tooth alignment problems. However, improvements in dental technology have led to the creation of Invisalign®, a unique and much less invasive treatment for alignment and bite concerns.
Invisalign® is a cutting-edge solution for dental misalignment. The treatment program uses a series of custom-created clear, plastic liners that fit over your teeth much like a retainer. Each liner in the series applies a gentle force to your teeth, gradually moving them into their new, desired position.
Every treatment program is completely unique to the patient, and the liners are provided and labelled with the order in which you need to wear them. Following our recommendations will be essential for your Invisalign® treatment plan to be effective.
The unique benefits offered by the Invisalign® treatment program make it a popular alternative to conventional braces. These advantages include:
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® liners are made from transparent plastic, making them virtually imperceptible once they are in place. Patients can talk and smile without feeling embarrassed by metal in their mouth.
Many patients who wear regular braces find them a little uncomfortable, particularly after each adjustment that is made to the brackets and wires. Invisalign® aliners are made from soft, clear plastic that is moulded to fit your mouth, making them substantially more comfortable to wear.
Patients must be disciplined about wearing their Invisalign® aligners for around 22 hours a day, in order to achieve the best result. However, one of Invisalign's biggest benefits is that they can be removed for short periods of time, such as to eat certain foods or to clean your teeth.
Their removable nature also means that there are no awkward wires and brackets to clean around, so you can brush and floss effectively and maintain a great dental care routine which will benefit your overall oral health.
Fewer visits to your dentist
Conventional braces require regular visits to your dentist for the wires and brackets to be adjusted. However, with Invisalign®, the patient can simply move on to the next liner for the next stage in their treatment. While it will be necessary to still attend some appointments to check on the progress of your treatment, there will be far less than is required for braces.
Projected outcome visible from your first appointment
Invisalign® technology allows each patient to see the predicted final position of their teeth before they even begin their treatment.
Invisalign® is non-invasive and therefore suitable for many patients. However, before we will recommend you for any dental treatment, we will ask you to attend a comprehensive consultation appointment here at our Wall Street offices where we can assess your candidacy in detail.
Invisalign® can straighten your smile and support your long-term dental health. Dr. Yan and the team at FiDi Dental are committed to delivering positive experiences through exceptional quality dental procedures and patient care. Make an appointment at our contemporary, state of the art facility today.