To date, more than 800,000 orthodontic patients have been treated with the Invisalign procedure. By now, you may have heard about the many benefits of this state-of-the-art orthodontic technology. The fact that the clear, removable aligners are virtually invisible and surprisingly comfortable is certainly intriguing. The possibility of achieving beautifully aligned teeth without the use of traditional wires and brackets is appealing. The ability to enjoy and unrestricted diet and brush and floss normally throughout the treatment can be liberating. The thought of fewer, shorter office visits can translate into fewer interruptions in your busy lifestyle.
With all of the advantages and benefits noted, you may still wonder if Invisalign is the right choice for your unique needs. No two patients have the same orthodontic needs, but the success of the Invisalign procedure can be attributed to its ability to address a broad range of needs:
Overbite/Deep bite (with the teeth closed together, the top teeth covers more than about a third of the bottom teeth)
Under bite (with the teeth together, the top and bottom teeth fit end-to-end)
Overjet (with the teeth together, the top teeth stick out much farther than the bottom teeth)
Crossbite (with the teeth together, the bottom teeth overlap or stick out farther than the top teeth)
Open bite (with the teeth together, the top and bottom teeth do not meet at all)
Spacing/crowding (the teeth do not touch the adjacent or neighboring teeth, or the teeth are tightly compacted together)
The Invisalign procedure is a welcome alternative to traditional braces. Most patients are able to achieve the same results, often with less treatment time. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, and gradual, comfortable tooth movement can be noted throughout the process.
The best way to determine the ways that Invisalign can improve your smile is to plan a visit to our Invisalign Plano dentist. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, don’t waste another moment, call 972-398-2550 to schedule your appointment today!