A growing number of adults realize the benefits of an attractive smile with perfectly aligned teeth. Those benefits go beyond simply making a good first impression. Teeth that are in proper alignment are easier to keep clean and healthy. That is why we offer Invisalign treatment in our Reading dental office.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to teeth straightening by using a series of customized aligners to straighten teeth discreetly and efficiently. The treatment is removable and nearly invisible to onlookers.
Using X-rays and imprints of your teeth, your orthodontist will create a 3-D image of your smile to create your customized treatment plan. You can even virtually see how your teeth will progress stage by stage before treatment begins.
The aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that won’t irritate sensitive oral tissues like the wires and brackets of traditional metal braces. Every two weeks, you will progress to a new series of aligners that will shift your teeth to their next stage of alignment.
Subsequent checkups are required to monitor your progress. Since the aligners are clear, you will also be able to see notable improvement sooner than with traditional styles, and people may not even notice you are wearing them.
Most orthodontic treatments can make the act of eating somewhat troublesome due to the complexity of the appliances. Since Invisalign is removable, patients can continue to eat the foods they love without worrying about damaging wires or food getting stuck in brackets. Athletes also benefit by not having to worry about abrasive brackets cutting their delicate mouth tissue. When using the system in sports where mouth guards are required, the aligners can simply be removed.
Invisalign treatment lasts approximately one year for adults, and teen treatment times are comparable to those of traditional braces.
Invisalign is used to treat a wide range of orthodontic problems that include gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, openbites, crowding and crossbites. Your orthodontist can address any additional concerns you have regarding treatment and whether it’s the right choice for you.
Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Blimline, a Reading Invisalign provider.