Invisalign orthodontist Dr Steven Semaan, recognises that your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A wide beaming smile is inviting and friendly, and can open doors to a positive interaction. If your teeth are crooked, chances are, you spend most of your time trying to hide your teeth. Did you have braces in your youth? Have you considered having your teeth straightened again but don’t want to go through braces again or don’t want to look like a teenager with metal braces? Many of our adult patients are self-conscious about traditional braces, especially those in the corporate world who think that metal braces detract from their professional appearance. Fortunately orthodontic technology has come a long way since then.
As we grow older, our teeth tend to move and shift, which leads to crowding that can cause swollen and red gums. The challenges of cleaning misaligned teeth can lead to periodontal problems long term as plaque gets progressively harder to eliminate. The good news is Invisalign – a clear alternative to traditional metal braces – is not only effective, comfortable and much less noticeable than metal braces.
Invisalign achieves the same great results as braces. You can use Invisalign to treat crowding and spacing issues, as well as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite just as you would with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets that tear at the inside of your cheeks and lips you get smooth plastic that grows and moves with your mouth. Invisalign is a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners, rather than just one. You’ll wear each for about two weeks, and then progress to the next, and then the next. With average treatments lasting between nine and fifteen months, the most positive feedback by far from patients is results, convenience, and its non-noticeable appearance. An additional feature of Invisalign is that the aligners are easy to remove for eating, brushing and flossing.
Invisalign is a great choice for those looking for a no-hassle approach to straight teeth. As much as we love to see all our patients’ smiles walking through our doors, we know that your time is incredibly valuable. Because you progress through the aligners on a schedule, you do not need to have your wires tightened regularly. Instead, all you require is a visit every 6-8 weeks so to make sure everything is moving as planned.