Teeth that are not in proper alignment are not only unattractive, but this misalignment can also lead to improper forces and stresses on the teeth and jaw. This additional stress can lead to fractures and grinding as well as not being able to properly clean the teeth. Dr. Angela Abernathy is an Invisalign provider and offers the premier way to align teeth through the use of Invisalign aligners.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are custom made clear trays that gently and gradually move your teeth to a more ideal position.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Adults and teens suffering from common dental problems may be candidates for Invisalign. The aligners are clear making Invisalign the premier orthodontic option for teens and adults who are looking for a nearly invisible solution to straighten their teeth.
What Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign trays treat many different types of cases, including crowding, spacing, deep bite, and open bite.
Benefits of Invisalign vs Metal Braces
As Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, most people cannot tell when someone is wearing them. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is:
- Cosmetically appealing
- Less painful
- Lower cost
- Easier to clean
Because the aligners can be removed at any time, there are no dietary restrictions. Without metal wiring, there is no need to worry about injury to the mouth due to broken brackets or loose wires.
How Are Invisalign Aligners Created?
After taking a series of photographs and impressions, we work with Invisalign to develop the best plan for your specific case as well as an estimate of your time commitment. We also utilize the iTero Scanner at our office to assist in those digital impressions. The trays are to be worn on average 22-23 hours per day for optimal results.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost can vary depending on the length of your treatment. As with any orthodontic treatment, retainers will be required to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position.