In the past, orthodontic treatment consisted of metal braces, virtually always worn during adolescence. There were several problems with this approach. Some people with crooked teeth don't have the benefit of wearing braces as kids. Many who wear braces neglect to wear aligners, so their teeth go right back where they were. Additionally, even teens object to train-track smiles. Invisalign was designed to address these issues and more, with a convenient, beautiful orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages.
The beauty of Invisalign
The secret to Invisalign's success is, well, it's a secret. Your orthodontic treatment is nobody's business, so why use bright silver braces that can be seen from across town?
You don't have to. This system straightens your teeth using aligners, made of crystal clear plastic. There are no wires, no brackets, and no hassles because the aligners are removable.
Although cosmetic concerns are the number one attraction to Invisalign, don't be fooled into thinking it's just a pretty brace – Invisalign has brains too! At the core of this system is some of the most sophisticated technology on the market.
Invisalign is different from the very beginning. You might expect a dentist to examine your teeth, recommend a treatment method, and describe the expected results. Welcome to the future of orthodontics:
- We send your x-rays, impressions, and other records to Invisalign, where they are converted into three-dimensional images.
- With next-generation orthodontic software, your virtual smile is straightened. Every step of the procedure is depicted, so any glitches can be discovered and corrected before treatment begins. It also shows the final result, to ensure that your smile will be beautifully straight.
- Once your plan is optimized and accepted, the trays are fabricated by robots in the computer-guided Invisalign laboratory.
- The best part about all of this complex technology is, it makes things simple for you. All you need to do is wear your tray for at least 22-23 hours a day, for two weeks. Then you throw it away and start wearing the next one. They even number them for you to prevent confusion.
Maybe you'll never get your basement or your desk drawer straightened out, but at least straightening your teeth is easy! Call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule a consultation today.