Clear Braces – Invisalign Treatment What is Invisalign?
Invisaligns are advanced invisible teeth brace solutions. Dr. Bui evaluates your present bite and molds a set of customized Invisalign clear braces to reshape your smile. With each Invisalign session, Dr. Bui makes adjustments with the invisible braces to make further improve your bite.
The total treatment time can take up to one year and can easily be financed in our office through CareCredit.
Primary benefits of Invisalign
- The braces are almost invisible. You can continue the treatment without the awkwardness of wires on your teeth.
- Removability is an amazing advantage. You can remove it easily while you eat or drink anything. Brushing the teeth also becomes possible.
- It is highly comfortable. The wire braces constantly scrape with the inner cheek and the tongue, often causing cuts.
- The treatment includes a 3D imaging system, which allows you to keep track of the progress in alignment. With 3D imaging, you also get to see a virtual representation of the transformation in your teeth.
- It is a highly hygienic process because you can remove the aligners and clean them adequately.
- Food particles do not stick in the Invisalign, which is a common problem with wire bracing.
For whom is Invisalign suitable?
- Crowding: This is the condition of excessively tight-packed teeth
- Spacing: This refers to the presence of gaping spaces between adjacent teeth.
- Class II/Overjet/Overbite: This is the condition of the front teeth sticking out of the rest. Sometimes the teeth can be outside the mouth even.
- Class III/Underbite: The lower teeth stick out in this condition.
- Crossbite: This refers to the lack of alignment between upper and lower teeth.
- Midline shift: The lack of alignment between the center lines of the upper and lower teeth set.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is Invisalign Treatment For?
Invisalign treatment can be a good option for both teens and adults. Really anyone who is looking for a way to improve their smile is a possible candidate for Invisalign. However, patients with implants or dental bridges are typically not recommended for Invisalign treatment. This is because with bridges, multiple teeth are connected together and the Invisalign trays are designed to move one tooth at a time. Additionally, implants are placed in a very specific way and are not able to be moved in the same way that we can move teeth.
Do I Have to Wear the Aligners All the Time?
Generally, the more you wear the aligners, the better; however, it is still okay to remove them while eating and drinking, and you need to remove them to brush and floss. In the instance of a special occasion where you wish not to have the aligners in such as job interviews, weddings, or playing sports/instruments, it is perfectly okay to take them out. Our dentists will let you know how long you need to wear the aligners every day, but generally wearing them 20-22 hours a day will deliver the best results.
Is Invisalign Painful?
The way that the teeth are moved with Invisalign is by a constant, gentle force spread out over 6-12 months, depending on the case. This being said, it is typical to notice a slight pressure/temporary, mild discomfort around the teeth when you switch to a new tray for the first time because the end goal is still to move the teeth to a slightly new position with each tray. Any prolonged periods of discomfort are not normal, however, and should be brought up to the dentist as soon as you notice a pattern
Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?
For many patients, wearing aligners is something to get used to, meaning it may take a few days for your tongue to get used to the aligners as well. It is not uncommon to have a slight lisp in the beginning of Invisalign treatment, but it will generally disappear quickly.