Many adults who want straighter teeth shy away from wearing uncomfortable, unattractive metal braces. How can you achieve a more attractive smile quickly and without enduring a mouth lined with metal? Invisalign™ clear braces! At Broadway Dental Excellence, we’re certified, Invisalign™ providers.
WHAT ARE INVISALIGN™ BRACES?
Invisalign™ is a modern approach to straightening teeth using custom-made aligners. These aligners are smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible. They are made from plastic and worn right over your teeth.
When you wear the aligners, they gradually and gently shift teeth into the proper position. These movements are based on movements your dentist has planned for you. These aligners require no metal brackets or wires.
Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks until you are ready to switch to your next one. Each case of aligners varies in time. It depends on how many aligners are needed in your treatment course.
Depending on your treatment plan, you will wear your aligners full-time for 12-24 months. No longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. Some patients actually achieve their ideal smile in less than a year!
You can remove your aligners to brush your teeth, eat, or for an important occasion. The dentist checks you every six weeks. Our goal is for you to achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life. The best part is that most people will not even know that you are straightening your teeth!
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN™ BRACES?
There is no upper age limit on treatment for patients without major dental issues. You must be willing and able to wear the trays as instructed for the best results. Invisalign™ is most commonly used to correct mild to moderate tooth crookedness and spacing issues. Patients with severe bite problems are usually treated with traditional braces because they can be augmented with additional appliances like bands or headgear.
HOW TO GET STARTED
To begin the straightening process, the dentist will take a 3D image of your smile. Next, we’ll plan your case. Then, an Invisalign™ lab will create your custom series of aligners specifically for your unique needs.
Regular progress checks and a new set of aligners every few weeks are all that’s needed to keep you on the path to a fantastic new smile! Contact Broadway Dental Excellence to schedule an initial consultation to see if Invisalign™ treatment is right for you.