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What is Invisalign?
At Hampton Dental Associates, we strive to offer the most progressive dental services to our patients. Invisalign is the latest technology in teeth straightening and will straighten your teeth without unsightly metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic, virtually undetectable, and removable.
Invisalign is becoming very popular because it eliminates the need for unsightly braces. You will be fitted with clear plastic, custom aligners that will slowly move your teeth. You are given a new set of aligners every two weeks; each set represents the next stage of treatment. Since Invisalign is removable, the food restrictions and difficulty in brushing and properly flossing associated with braces is non-existent. Patients simply remove the Invisalign aligner when eating and brushing.
What dental concerns can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues ranging from mild cases of crooked and protruding teeth to more serious dental problems.
Invisalign can close gaps in between the teeth which could have been caused by missing teeth. It can also correct overbite where the upper teeth bites over the lower teeth that could have been caused by genetics, issues with bone development, or just plain bad oral habits. Invisalign is also recommended for use for under bites where the lower teeth protrudes past the front teeth of the patient and also for open bites where the lower and upper teeth are unable to make physical contact and make a proper bite. The Invisalign system is also proven effective in restoring the normal bite and appearance of teeth in cases of overcrowding and cross bite.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Patients in Milwaukee prefer Invisalign compared with braces mainly because of its aesthetic value. Invisalign is also far more comfortable than braces, without the wires and brackets that can cause sores and irritation to your cheeks and lips. It also promotes good dental health during treatment, as it allows you to clean your teeth normally.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made aligners for each patient. The Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic that is comfortable, smooth, and virtually invisible. The aligner is worn over the teeth and can be removed at any time by the patient.
To achieve the desired results, Invisalign must be worn a certain number of hours each day. Once in place, it will gradually shift the position of your teeth. Your dentist calculates the progression of movement and each stage of treatment is represented by each new set of aligners. The aligners are changed every two weeks and people you come in contact with will not even know your are having your teeth straightened.
The Invisalign Procedure for patients in Milwaukee, WI
After determining that your dental issue can be treated with the Invisalign system, your dentist will provide details of the treatment and what you should expect.
You will then have dental x-rays and bite impressions made. The unique software of the Invisalign system will use this information create a 3D image of your teeth. This will be used by your doctor to map out the planned progress of each stage of your treatment and the exact position of your teeth at each stage. A series of custom-made Invisalign aligners will then be made based on that treatment plan.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are made from clear BPA plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums. Invisalign aligners must be worn throughout the day, but can be removed any time to eat, or brush and floss. Your aligners are replaced every two weeks to continue the progression of your treatment. Regular check-ups with your dentist at Hampton Dental Associates will make sure your teeth are being straightened according to the treatment plan.
The treatment concludes with the wearing of retainers for a period of time to ensure that your new, straighter teeth stay in their new position.
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