It can be frustrating when your smile doesn't look the way you would like it to. It can be even more frustrating when you suffer from jaw pain or fatigue because your bite doesn't fit together. These are some of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic realignment, but braces can seem like a drain. When you want to fix your teeth but don't want to be burdened with the inconvenience or the unsightliness of braces, consider Invisalign. At Downtown Dental Care, we are happy to provide our patients with an elegant solution to the problem of tooth alignment.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an invisible tooth straightening system that uses a series of custom-made plastic trays that are specifically designed to guide your teeth into the correct positions, the same way braces do. They are very thin, incredibly strong, and totally invisible. There are no annoying brackets that cut your lips, no repeated visits to our office to have your wires tightened – only discreet, removable trays.
We will give you a new set of trays roughly every two weeks, and by the end of your treatment, your teeth will be in the correct position.
Choose Invisalign® Over Braces
Braces have so many obvious drawbacks that it is no wonder they have garnered such a negative reputation. The brackets are bulky and frequently cut or irritate the cheeks. Braces need constant maintenance and because they have so many mechanical parts they can break and require repairs. When they break they have the potential to cause injury and to top it all off, they limit the foods you can eat! Invisalign is superior to braces in every way, from convenience to appearance.
When you make the decision to get Invisalign clear aligners from Downtown Dental Care, we will schedule a consultation with you to discuss what we believe should be done and to learn what your goals are for the procedure. It is important to us that you get the results you want out of every treatment you receive from us and we will always do our best to ensure we meet your goals.
Next, we set up your customized treatment plan where we gather information on the state of your teeth using x-rays, pictures, and impressions. We do this so that we can begin the process of having your Invisalign trays crafted. To do this we create several 3D digital images of your mouth and the way it will look in the various stages of the treatment process.
When you receive the first Invisalign clear alignment tray, all you have to do is wear it. Sound simple? It is simple! Every two weeks or so you will have a new tray to wear that will advance your treatment. We recommend that you wear the trays for about 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and clean your teeth. The number of trays you will have to wear is dependent upon how much we need to alter the placement of your teeth.
Please call our office today at (503) 420-7600 to schedule your appointment today. If you would like to discuss Invisalign and how it can help you, we are happy to schedule a no-obligation consultation to answer any questions you may have.