Dentistry, like other healthcare fields, has evolved and advanced dramatically in modern times. Nowhere is that more evident than in the area of orthodontics. Braces were once thought of as an unfortunate, embarrassing stage of adolescence. Few adults were willing to don cumbersome, unattractive metal braces. Thankfully, today’s metal braces are far more comfortable, stronger, and lighter-weight than those of the past. Additionally, traditional braces are no longer the only option available to the orthodontic patient. At Downtown Georgetown Dental we are proud to offer Invisalign.
Your smile affects your sense of wellbeing. The appearance of the smile is typically what gets the most attention. Misalignment is a problem, however, that also plays a direct role in the health of teeth, gums, and the body. If crooked, crowded teeth are distressing to you or your teen, we encourage you to schedule your free consultation here at Downtown Georgetown Detnal. Many teens and adults are happy to learn that Invisalign fits right into their needs for results, comfort, and convenience.
Historically, misalignment has been handled with bulky metal braces. As we have evolved as a society, we have become more discerning about our appearance. As a result, there has become a greater demand for attractive dental treatments. Dentists today provide care with this in mind, seeking to preserve the appearance of the smile with treatments such as tooth-coloured fillings. Fortunately, the advances in dentistry have also spread into the area of tooth straightening. If you have thought that your smile could only be corrected with metal braces, think again.
The beauty of Invisalign
Invisalign has been used worldwide for several years and continues to achieve predictable results. This smile straightening system is ideal for many teens and for adults of all ages. Once considered primarily a form of cosmetic orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has become an ideal treatment for the correction of bite problems as well. Patients of Downtown Georgetown Dental can achieve correction of issues such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite using this very discreet, very comfortable system.
How can aligners straighten teeth?
The effectiveness of Invisalign treatment stems from the precision planning process. Treatment begins with diagnostic imaging in which necessary data is gathered. Images are processed in the Invisalign laboratory and a progressive chart is created. From the individual steps of progression, an animation is made to clearly indicate the entire process. Before the first aligner is worn, patients are able to view the transformation of their smile on our computer screen.
Invisalign aligners are removable, but they are durable and place the necessary amount of force onto the right teeth at the right time. Through daily wear, patients witness the improvement of their smiles week by week. Aligners can be removed for meals and for oral hygiene, as well as for the occasional special event. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks. Each new set will feel tight, with force distributed as planned for the ongoing improvement of alignment.
Teens and adults now have a more comfortable, more discreet way to achieve the smile they have wanted. Don't let misalignment ruin your confidence or your oral health. Improve both with Invisalign from Downtown Georgetown Denal.