Orthodontics & Invisalign®
Orthodontics, together with many other developmental problems, is the diagnosis, treatment, and correction of teeth, also known as malocclusion. These conditions can be resolved through orthodontics, thereby improving the appeal of your smile and improving long-lasting oral health.
Crown Dental Group offers a complete orthodontic care approach with braces and clear aligners in Invisalign. Are you wanting a healthier, more attractive smile or are you seeking to correct problems with morsel and misalignment?
You now have the advantage to quickly straighten your smile without compromising treatment quality. To schedule your consultation, please contact our office today!
Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important?
Orthodontic therapy is important for several reasons. The alignment of the teeth and jaw can prevent future invasive dental treatment. Orthodontic treatment, in some patients with a severe jaw issues, may also help prevent jaw surgery in the future. Orthodontics can also improve facial characteristics and positions of the lips. It allows for proper support of teeth, jaw and lips.
Orthodontic treatment goes far beyond straightening the teeth. Fixing these problems does not only make the smile more attractive but also leads to a healthier mouth. Crooked and crowded teeth make it more difficult to brush and floss because of this tooth decay, gum disease and possibly tooth loss can occur.
An inappropriate bite can interfere with the chewing process and can lead to abnormal tooth and jaw wear.
What is Considered Orthodontic Treatment?
The orthodontics field is comprised of braces, retainers, clear alignment trays and any treatment which transfers teeth to the ideal alignment.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign, as its name implies, includes a series of practically invisible alignments that fit your smile without metal components. Invisalign uses pinpoint pressure to gently move the teeth into the right position, as opposed to traditional straps where rubber strips, metal wires, and brackets are used to apply a continuous pressure.
Patients receive a new set of trays during treatment as the smile straightens and graduates with the therapy. Smooth plastic alignments are clear and can be removed, so that they can be removed for food and make it easy to brush.
How is Invisalign Different from Metal Braces?
The clear aligner system of Invisalign gives an advantageous yet reliable solution for orthodontic patients who want to discreetly straighten their smile. Metal braces consist of brackets attached to the teeth surfaces, using wires and bands for proper alignment. Invisalign does not contain any metal, often making it an easier solution. However, it still remains important to understand that traditional braces are a successful and extremely reliable type of orthodontic treatment for complex to severe orthodontic needs, depending upon the degree of malocclusion.
Notable Benefits of Invisalign
When patients are treated with Invisalign, their diet and daily hygiene does not have to be altered because these clear braces are removable.
The treatment you are looking for improves the smile while retaining a natural look. Additional benefits include:
- Removable design
- Discreetly invisible
- Safe for active lifestyle
- No metal fixtures
- Shorter treatment time
Those almost invisible lines are ideal for improving your smile unnoticed while preserving a professional or more natural appearance.
Still Considering Whether Invisalign is Right for You? 4 Common Questions Our Patients are Asking Crown Dental Group!
1. How Will I Know if I’m a Candidate for Invisalign?
The successful treatment of Invisalign includes the use of clear trays for at least 22 hours a day, and only pre-food and oral hygiene at home. As a result of the responsibility needed to remain in accordance with treatment, Invisalign is typically recommended for responsible pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
2. What Can I Expect from My Invisalign Treatment?
Once you’ve said yes to Invisalign, your dentist will build a custom plan for you. The process begins with digital x-rays, impressions and images of your teeth to create a digital road-map for your dentist to follow.
3. How Long will Invisalign Last?
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on many factors, including the frequency with which you wear your alignment and the complexity of your case. Normally, most dentists believe that teens will have to wear aligners for about a year and adults will need it for up to 2 years.
4. Do You Have to Wear a Retainer Forever After Invisalign?
Retainers maintain tension on the teeth after Invisalign treatment is complete. Even if you do not wear a retainer each day after treatment, you can move the teeth back to their original position. It's actually a common error, often leading patients first and foremost to Invisalign. Most people seek Invisalign treatment because, they didn't wear their original retainers. Normally, each nine to twelve months your dentist gives you a new retainer.
Still Have Concerns or Questions About Our Orthodontic Treatments? Contact Us!
Our entire team is excited to help patients to make sure that they are able to smile properly. Call your first orthodontic consultation in our dental practice today! Our welcoming and friendly staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.