Today people are able to have their teeth straightened without needing to be seen wearing metal wires and brackets on their teeth. This is because Invisalign braces, that we offer at our dental practice, Michael B. Schwarz, DMD, use clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Our Fairview dentist, Dr. Michael B. Schwarz, can determine whether or not this innovative treatment option will work well for you.
Invisalign is often referred to as invisible braces. This is because this braces treatment uses clear plastic aligners instead to straighten teeth. If you want to have your teeth straightened, but become very embarrassed at the thought of being seen wearing braces, this may be the perfect braces treatment option for you. Since Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth, not all bite problems can be corrected with this treatment. Our Fairview dentist will be happy to meet with you to determine whether or not your individual bite problem can be corrected using Invisalign. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for this treatment, your individualized set of clear plastic aligners will be created with the help of CAD/CAM computer technology. Your set of aligners will have anywhere between 15 and 45 aligners in it, depending on the bite problem that is being corrected. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, and will slowly move your teeth into position for the next aligner in the series. Once you have finished wearing the last aligner in the series, your treatment with Invisalign will be complete. Our patients enjoy treatment with Invisalign because the clear plastic aligners are extremely comfortable in the mouth. In addition, since the aligners are removed during meals, our patients are able to eat anything they want during the entire treatment time.
For an appointment to meet with our Fairview dentist to see if you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign invisible braces, contact us today.