What is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?
Dr. Abraham of Abraham Orthodontics in Leamington, ON is excited to be the only orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign and only Platinum Provider in Leamington ON and surrounding communities of Kingsville ON, Essex ON and Harrow ON, Amherstburg ON and Tilbury ON and Wheatley ON! Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.
How does Invisalign work?
3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made, clear “aligners” are produced. Each “aligner” moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, it treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?
While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, specific training is needed. All orthodontists treating patients with Invisalign must attend training before cases will be accepted from their office. Although other providers may provide Invisalign for very mild cases, Dr. Abraham is trained to provide Invisalign for all types of cases!
How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through controlled force on the teeth. The difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
What is Invisalign Express ?
Invisalign Express is an orthodontic treatment designed to correct mild orthodontic problems such as minor crowding and spacing. Since it’s designed for mild problems only, treatment time is generally less than six months. If you live in or around Leamington or Kingsville, and are considering Invisalign treatment, call us today!
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