Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that has transformed the way we approach teeth alignment. This innovative solution offers a virtually invisible method to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. These aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements planned by your orthodontist. You switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
The Invisalign process begins with a free consultation at our office. We’ll take a 3D image of your teeth and create a comprehensive treatment plan specific to your needs. Next, we’ll craft your custom aligners. You’ll need to wear these aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss.
As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually move until they’ve reached their final positions. Regular check-ins at our office ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign has revolutionized the field of orthodontics, offering numerous advantages over traditional braces. The aligners are virtually invisible, allowing for discreet treatment. They’re also removable, enabling you to eat, brush, and floss normally. Moreover, Invisalign aligners are comfortable, with no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. Lastly, Invisalign often requires fewer office visits than traditional braces, saving you time and inconvenience.
Invisalign For Kids
In line with the American Association of Orthodontists recommendation, we suggest that children first visit an orthodontist around age seven. This is when a child’s mouth typically contains a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth. It’s an ideal time for the detection of orthodontic problems, and early intervention can often lead to simpler, more effective treatment.
Common signs that your child may need orthodontic treatment include:
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Chronic mouth breathing
- Prolonged thumb or finger sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
Invisalign First is specifically designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
Invisalign For Teens
Invisalign Teen comes with all the benefits of standard Invisalign, plus a few additional features tailored to teenagers’ needs. For instance, each aligner has a Blue Dot Wear Indicator that fades over time, showing your teen (and you) that it’s time for a new set of aligners.
Living with Invisalign as a teen is easy. The aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day, but they can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, or even for a special occasion. Caring for the aligners involves cleaning them daily with a toothbrush and lukewarm water. They should be stored in their case when not in use to prevent damage or loss.
Invisalign For Adults
Orthodontic treatment is not just for kids and teens. At Senestraro Family Orthodontics, we understand that adults have different needs, expectations, and concerns when it comes to orthodontics. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling, a range of payment options, and personalized treatment plans tailored to your adult lifestyle.
Invisalign provides several benefits for adults. It can correct a wide range of dental issues, including crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and gaps between teeth. The aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for social events, photos, or while eating or drinking, making them a popular choice for adults.
Furthermore, a well-aligned smile can enhance your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life. Many adults find that Invisalign treatment contributes to both personal and professional success, making them feel more positive about their appearance. At Senestraro Family Orthodontics, we’re proud to help our adult patients achieve their perfect smiles with Invisalign.