Everybody wants to have a beautiful smile, but for some people the process for undergoing orthodontics can feel uncomfortable and stressful. Fortunately, dental technology has advanced to the point where we can offer more accessible, approachable options to provide excellent results for even the most anxiety-prone patients.
Invisalign® can provide similar dental correction to traditional orthodontics while offering many advantages in terms of comfort and accessibility.
The process for Invisalign is straightforward and noninvasive. First, you attend an initial appointment where Dr. Alex creates a digital model of your teeth. This is done through the use of a digital scanner, meaning no messy dental impressions. After a few minutes of scanning with the digital wand, Dr. Alex can show you the model of your teeth right from the comfort of your dental chair. This digital scanning allows us to see how your teeth fit together as well provide a projection of what your smile will look like after the completion of your treatment. Once the model is complete, we send your digital impressions off to the lab where they create your Invisalign aligners.
Instead of traditional orthodontics, which rely on brackets being permanently attached to the teeth for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to help correct your smile over time. These aligners are clear and low profile, providing a much more subtle look than traditional braces. More than that, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you easy access to your teeth during eating and cleaning. This removable aspect allows you to more throughly and easily maintain your oral hygiene than with conventional braces. The aligners are also much more comfortable than traditional braces, as they facilitate tooth relocation without the use of wires, or any metal for that matter.
The removable aligners are worn for a few weeks, gradually shifting your teeth until you’re ready for the next set. At this point, Dr. Alex will bring you in for an appointment, check to see how your teeth are progressing, and send you home with your next set of aligners to continue your treatment. After a few adjustments, you’ll have the straighter smile you always wanted without going through the process of traditional orthodontics.
Invisalign treatments typically take between 6-12 months from start to completion, and never requires more dental procedure than the digital scanning. Invisalign has a comparable treatment cost to that of conventional orthodontics and can provide similar results while being virtually invisible.
If you have been thinking about adjusting your smile but have felt daunted by the process of orthodontics or the stigma of conventional braces, Invisalign offers a noninvasive, approachable solution.
It’s just one more way in which InHarmony Dental Care is dedicated to making dentistry as approachable and gentle as possible, no matter your level of anxiety.
That’s what makes us the practice with patience.