Clear Invisalign® Aligners
No one wants to have to deal with unsightly braces messing up their smile, which is why Invisalign® clear aligners have become so popular. When your smile needs some work but you don’t want to have to deal with the stigma of braces, Invisalign® gives you the option that you have been looking for. No metal, no brackets, no rubber bands, just a pristine smile. At Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics we care deeply for your oral health and want you to take pride in your smile.
What are Invisalign® aligners?
Invisalign® offers a unique take on orthodonture, which allows us to straighten your teeth using clear, plastic trays. Instead of using highly visible metal brackets connected by wires this process uses a series of clear trays that, as they are changed, alter the position of your teeth in the same way traditional braces would. The trays are not permanently affixed to your teeth, rather, they are removable and custom fit to your mouth. In order for them to work properly they should be worn around the clock, only removed while eating and cleaning your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign® Aligners
The most obvious benefit that Invisalign® aligners provide is that they fix gaps and misaligned teeth without affecting the appearance of your smile. They are comfortable and do not run the risk of cutting your lips or gums like some metal braces.
One of the most convenient aspects of Invisalign® aligners is that they are removed while you brush and floss your teeth. Metal and ceramic braces require the wearer to go through a lot of extra oral hygiene steps because food particles get stuck behind the wires. It’s also very difficult to floss between your teeth while wearing traditional braces. With Invisalign® all you have to do is take the trays off of your teeth and brush and floss as you would normally.
Because you graduate to a new set of trays in order to continue altering the position of your teeth, you are spared the time and discomfort that is normally associated with weekly or biweekly braces tightening appointments. Instead, you simply switch out the set of trays you are currently using for the next set of trays!
Being Fitted for Invisalign® Aligners
The first step in the process of having a series of Invisalign® aligners made is having an examination at our office. Our doctors will determine whether Invisalign® is a good solution for you and will fill you in on the particulars of what the process will be like for you. Everyone has different needs so factors like the amount of time required to get your smile looking great can be different depending on how much work needs to be done.
Once we determine that you would be a good candidate we can take some x-rays of your mouth and build a treatment plan for you. The treatment plan will include the progression of trays that you will need to wear and for how long they will need to be worn. We will also build a 3D model of your mouth that we will use to craft each set of trays.
Once the trays have been crafted you will be able to start using them immediately. If you have questions about Invisalign® clear aligners, please give us a call at (530) 756-7516.