How does Invisalign Work?
Find out how you could get that straighter smile without other people noticing your braces.
Finally decided that it’s time to get a straighter smile? If you're older and worried about what it would be like to wear braces now, your Hollywood, FL dentists Drs. Stephen and Blake Parker are happy to tell you that you can now get the smile you want without other people noticing. How? With Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom, clear thermoplastic aligners that are made specifically to fit over your upper and lower teeth to shift them into the proper alignment.
Once your Hollywood, FL dentist deems you a good candidate for treatment we will start to map out your unique orthodontic treatment plan, including which teeth will need to be moved while wearing Invisalign to get the look you want. Each patient is given multiple aligners and the number of aligners you get will depend on the severity of the dental problems you are looking to address.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
When your Hollywood, FL orthodontist starts to map out your treatment plan, we will use 3D computer technology to help us create your orthodontic plan. From your current smile’s position to your smile’s final position, you will be able to see and approve the plan.
Through slow, controlled force, and by also controlling the timing of the force, each aligner is able to gradually straighten your teeth. By wearing your aligners every day for a minimum of 22 hours each day you can ensure that you get the final results you want as soon as possible.
What problems can Invisalign address?
Contrary to what you may have heard, Invisalign is able to handle a broad range of cases from mild to more severe including,
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping/crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
- Overbites and underbites
More complex or serious dental problems that may involve changing the jaw’s position will require traditional braces in order to correct these issues. But for those looking to change just the shape of their smile Invisalign can help.
Turn to Parker Dentistry for all of your orthodontic, preventive and restorative dental needs. Call our office today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with us.