Have you ever considered getting Invisalign? Or have you ever wondered what Invisalign can do for YOU?
If so, you are in the right spot!
You can get Invisalign at DiMichaelangelo Family Dentistry. We are a Gold Invisalign Provider. To be named a Gold provider, a doctor must complete at least 25 cases in a year!
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign uses clear aligners to make your teeth straighter and healthier. The first step is to have a consultation with any one of our four doctors. During this consultation, your doctor will talk to you about what Invisalign can mainly do for you. While you are in our office, we will use the iTero scanner to see if you are an Invisalign candidate. An iTero scanner is used to take a series of images that compile a 3D model of your mouth. From this scan, your doctor can show you how your teeth will move during the Invisalign treatment.
Once the doctor determines if you are an Invisalign candidate, you can choose to start treatment right away! We will take additional records and pictures that we may need as well. Then, we will send your scan along with any other information to Invisalign, and your clear aligners will be made. We will get you scheduled in about four to five weeks after the initial appointment you had with us to place tooth-colored attachments on particular teeth and deliver your first set of aligners. The patient should wear their Invisalign aligners 20-22 hours each day. You will be required to set up periodic appointments with us to get your additional aligners and track the progress of the movement of your teeth. When your Invisalign treatment is over, there may be refinement trays, and there will be retainers for both your upper and lower arch to wear at night.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over metal braces?
There are many advantages of using Invisalign to straighten your smile instead of metal braces. Invisalign uses clear aligners, unlike metal braces that use steel brackets and wires that are attached to your teeth. Some other advantages of Invisalign include:
- Taking your aligners out to eat
- Being able to eat whatever you want
- Comfortable to wear
- Easier to brush and floss your teeth because of less crowding between your teeth
- Fewer office visits
- No emergency visits for broken wires
And of course, the apparent advantage, they are INVISIBLE!!
How can Invisalign make my teeth healthier?
Invisalign can make your teeth healthier in three different ways. The first way is by having healthier gums. After completing the Invisalign treatment, it’s easier to brush and floss around your aligned teeth because there are no longer deep pockets that trap bacteria.
The second way is improved hygiene. Having correctly aligned teeth can reduce plaque, tooth decay, and the risk of gum disease. The third way Invisalign can make your teeth healthier is by reducing the risk of teeth chipping, breaking, and wear on your teeth. It also reduces stress on the jawbone and joints.