Your Clear Alternative to Traditional Braces
If you missed the opportunity to straighten your teeth when you were younger, you may assume the window of opportunity has passed. Since you’re not interested in wearing metal braces as an adult, you just deal with your crooked or crowded teeth the best you can. What you probably don’t realize is that having misaligned teeth, an overbite or an underbite causes more than cosmetic concerns. There is a strong link between these conditions and gum disease. When gum disease is untreated, it often interferes with the normal functioning of your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign serves the same purposes as braces but with a drastically different treatment approach. Dr. Haque provides you with a set of clear plastic aligners that you must switch out every two weeks. Before giving you the first set, Dr. Haque takes impressions of your teeth and sends that to our dental laboratory. Technicians use information from your impressions to create customizable Invisalign trays. When a tray is in your mouth, it helps gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Major Benefits of Invisalign
The most positive thing about Invisalign braces for most adults is the clear appearance that makes them less noticeable to other people. When compared to treatment with traditional metal braces, the length of time you wear them and the Invisalign cost are both less. Another point in favor of Invisalign is that you can remove the trays whenever you want. However, doing this too often can affect your results. You should aim to wear the Invisalign trays for approximately 23 hours each day.
Developing a Treatment Plan
After evaluating you and recommending you for the Invisalign procedure, Dr. Haque’s next step is to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs and goals. After he provides you with a customized treatment plan, he will also go over Invisalign cost and the many options you have to pay for it. He also lets you know how long the treatment lasts and the results you can expect once it’s completed.