As the saying goes, “You only get one first impression.” Thanks to Invisalign
® you can attain the long lasting great smile that will make every impression great, and you will look good in the process! At Bird Family Dentistry, our goal is to give you a great looking smile and keep you looking good throughout the entire process.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an alternative to other forms of orthodontia. It is not permanently affixed to your teeth
like metal braces. Rather, Invisalign® works much like a mouth-guard and is completely removable. Being made of a clear plastic, it is also almost completely invisible when in your mouth.
Benefits of Invisalign®
It can be hard to endure metal braces in order to attain the smile you want. Not only are they unsightly, they are hard to maintain and clean
. Flossing around them can be difficult and quite frequently food will get stuck in and around them. Invisalign® is an alternative to metal braces that allows you freedom from not only the appearance of having braces, but almost all of the other detriments of metal braces.
Because Invisalign® is removable your dental hygiene habits
don’t have to change a bit! Just remove the mouthpiece and brush and floss as you normally would. When meal time comes just pop the trays out of your mouth for convenience sake. Taking the trays out while you eat also protects them from being damaged by the chewing process.
Without metal brackets permanently glued to your teeth the comfort factor improves greatly. Instead of metal brackets, Invisalign® is made of smooth thermoplastic that doesn’t scrape or wear on soft tissue within the mouth. It is gentle in every regard.
What kind of bit problems can it fix?
Invisalign® is able to correct the same problems as traditional metal braces. Overbites occur when the upper teeth are far forward from the lower teeth, or when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth. Underbite is the inverse of an overbite, where the lower teeth protrude further than the upper teeth – both of these conditions are easily treated with Invisalign®.
If teeth are too close together, or overlapping, that is a sign over a condition known as overcrowding. Further, if teeth are spaced too far apart large gaps may exist between them. Invisalign® Is a great solution in this case as well!
A common dental problem known as crossbite occurs when upper teeth naturally rest behind the lower teeth. Crossbite can lead to many problems in the mouth, most notably uneven wear on teeth and bone erosion. Fortunately, Invisalign® can fix this issue.
What does treatment involve?Initially, we will take a three-dimensional image of your teeth so that we can create a treatment plan for the progression of trays that you will need. With this plan we can lay out what changes we will make to your teeth. It will give both us and you a good idea of how you mouth looks now and what we can expect it to look like when the treatment is done.
Once we have a plan we will craft the first set of tray’s. The time it takes to finish a treatment varies greatly from patient to patient, but it is common for 20-30 sets of trays per arch to be needed.
We are proud to be your home for Invisalign® in Tacoma, WA
. Please give us a call today at (253) 777-0252
to schedule your no commitment consultation today!