Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces because they straighten teeth invisibly and improve smiles quickly. Patients like Invisalign because it requires no metal brackets or wires and because they can maintain their professional image while correcting their smile. The secret to Invisalign is the clear, comfortable aligners that exert gentle pressure to move teeth into their ideal position. To begin an Invisalign treatment, a patient must first schedule a consultation with Tulsa Dentist Dr. Winters and check to see if they meet the requirements for the treatment.
Invisalign works with most orthodontic issues however Dr. Winters will have to evaluate your teeth before you can follow through with a treatment plan. Most patients can expect that Invisalign can help to correct the following dental concerns:
Spaced Teeth- Invisalign can help remedy spaced teeth by gently repositioning them for maximum effectiveness and appearance.
Overly Crowded Teeth- If you have crowded teeth chances are there is a lack of room within your jaw for all your teeth to fit normally. This can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Crossbite- This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned and can potentially lead to abnormal tooth wear and chipping, and periodontal problems including gum disease and bone loss.
Underbite- Underbite is when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. This can be caused by overgrowth of the lower jaw, or undergrowth of the upper jaw, or both.
Overbite- Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth and is caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. Overbite can lead to chipped or fractured front teeth and even gum disease.
Invisalign works by the series of custom-made aligners that are worn most of the day. Dr. Winters will take impressions and photographs of your teeth during your initial consultation and send them to Invisalign where they manufacture your custom aligners. Invisalign uses 3D technology to design the aligners and they are made in accordance with Dr. Winter's treatment plan. Each stage of the treatment requires a new aligner that will be dispensed to the patient once Dr. Winters is satisfied with the results. The aligners are worn for about two weeks at a time, for 20-22 hours a day until the treatment is completed.
For more information on Invisalign or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Winters please contact our office.
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