Invisalign® For Crete Families
Do you want to know a secret? Dr. Rossini can put braces on your teeth and hardly anyone but you and he will ever notice. How? With Invisalign clear plastic aligners, you can enjoy all the benefits of orthodontic braces without having to endure the unsightly appearance of metal braces or the discomfort and hassle of frequent tightening appointments.
The Invisalign Difference
Like traditional braces, Invisalign can correct a number of orthodontic issues such as overbites, underbites, cross bites, rotated or crooked teeth and gaps between teeth. However, unlike traditional braces there are no metal brackets and wires to distract anyone or cause abrasions and sores in your mouth.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligners made of smooth, BPA-free plastic to move your teeth. The aligners are arranged in sets—one for your upper arch of teeth and one for the lower arch. You’ll wear each set for two weeks, toss them away and then advance to the next set. Each pair of aligners is designed to build on the progress of the ones prior. With time, you will begin to see your teeth come closer and closer to straight alignment. The entire treatment process usually lasts between one and two years.
The Invisalign Process
Before beginning your orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to schedule a dental cleaning and exam. Dr. Rossini will want to ensure the health of your smile before taking any steps to straighten your teeth.
Next, with x-rays, photographs and molds, Dr. Rossini will work in coordination with the Invisalign lab to develop a treatment plan that includes a 3D visualization of how your teeth will move. This sneak peek allows patients to see what their smiles will look like before they even wear their first set of aligners.
Invisalign sends your clear braces to Crete Family Dental and we’ll dispense them to you at regular intervals. All you have to do is wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day and watch your teeth gradually become straighter and straighter.
The Invisalign Advantage
Aside from being practically invisible, Invisalign clear braces offer the additional advantage of begin removable. Therefore, you will be able to eat all the foods you normally enjoy. With metal braces, certain foods can break the brackets or dislodge wires. Nothing is off-limits with Invisalign, however, including that bucket of popcorn at the movies, carrot sticks and dip, and those chewy, homemade toffees that grandma makes!
But after you eat, be sure to brush and floss your teeth. With Invisalign, even this is easier, too. Just take off your aligners and you can maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.