If you have uneven, crooked, or misaligned teeth, your smile can be something you try to keep hidden rather than a great source of confidence. Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, metal braces, and wires are no longer required to straighten most misalignments in teeth. Invisalign can bring back the confidence-inspiring smile without being noticed by others.
To see if you are a candidate for Invisalign Dr. Evola will conduct a comprehensive exam. Once you and Dr. Evola decide to move forward with Invisalign, a 3-dimensional model is created using CT and Computer Aided Design technology. Once the computer model is made a series of alignment trays are created.
Depending on the initial position of your teeth and how much movement will be needed most treatment plans can be completed within a year. The treatments themselves are easy and much more convenient than the older wires that require tightening in the office.
Your treatment plan will consist of a series of transparent trays. Every two weeks, you will begin to use the next tray that will slowly move your teeth into proper alignment. As there will be some shifting with each exchange, there may be some tenderness. However, this is temporary and should subside within a few days.
Best of all, the trays are nearly invisible. And since they are removable, they allow you to keep much better oral hygiene throughout the treatment plan. To get the most benefit from the trays, it is recommended they be worn for at least 22 hours per day, removing them to eat or drink.
There is no reason to allow crooked or misaligned teeth to keep you from having the confidence-boosting smile you deserve. If you want to hear more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Evola and the team at Forestream Dental in Depew, NY. The team will provide expert care, and help you maintain a great oral health regimen. Contact us at (716) 656-8686, or visit www.forestreamdental.com for a consultation, today.