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Invisalign in Budd Lake
The traditional view of braces in is stark and not very appealing. To most, the idea of getting braces put on from a Budd Lake dentist means a complex webwork of metal that immediately changes a person’s appearance. In some cases, the perception is that braces should only be for adolescents, to fix dental alignment problems before they become more severe.
Braces can work for anyone at any age, and the traditional look of braces isn’t the only one. There’s a new generation of braces that are available to dental patients in the 21st century, and Invisalign is one of the most discreet and difficult to notice options available today.
ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES
Invisalign is a company that provides a new alternative to traditional dental braces. You apply this transparent aligner to your teeth that fulfill the same function as traditional braces. Invisalign braces use gentle, constant pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into better alignment so that people can eventually enjoy straighter, evenly spaced teeth.
As with standard braces, this is a “slow but steady” technique that can take anywhere from a few months a year to complete. The timeline is based on the amount of alignment required for each patient. Traditional braces may require up to two years to take effect.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?
If you are interested in Invisalign braces, your Budd Lake dentist at Gentle Family Dentistry will conduct a series of physical and X-ray examinations of your teeth to determine if your mouth is suitable for Invisalign braces. If you are a good fit for this technique, then detailed measurements of your mouth will be taken.
This mouth measurement data will be sent to Align Technology, the creators of this method, and 3D computer generated models of your teeth will be created. Based on this detailed CG model, a series of Invisalign braces will be created. Each one will be slightly different from the last, all of them custom designed to fit your mouth.
When you receive your first set of Invisalign braces, you will wear them for approximately two weeks. This is just enough time to move your teeth into a new, predicted position. At the end of two weeks, you will dispose of the Invisalign braces and wear a new set which will continue to align your teeth further into the desired position.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN
In addition to Invisalign being clear, making them far less visible, they are also removable. While you get the maximum benefit from wearing them as long as possible, they still can be safely removed for short periods of time. You can wear them while eating, or brushing and flossing teeth at the start or end of the day. If need be, they can also be removed for special events.
If you’re interested in using the Invisalign alternative to traditional braces, ask the team at Gentle Family Dentistry about it. Certain physical requirements need to be met in order to be considered a suitable candidate. Be sure to get properly evaluated to determine whether you can use this more modern alternative to traditional braces. Contact our team today for more information.