Orthodontic treatments offer solutions for various functional and cosmetic dental issues. They can effectively address problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, gaps between teeth, and overbite, underbite, or crossbite issues. Fortunately, numerous treatment options are available, allowing patients to avoid the discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with traditional metal braces.
If you’re seeking an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment to address gaps between your teeth and enhance your smile, Invisalign treatment could be the ideal choice. With the Invisalign system, there’s no need for metal brackets and wires. Instead, Dr. Sheila Mahooti utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are removable and designed to shift your teeth to the desired position gradually. This innovative approach offers a discreet and convenient way to achieve your desired smile.
The length of your Invisalign treatment will vary based on your unique circumstances and tooth alignment. It generally takes between 6 and 24 months to finish the treatment. Following completion, you must wear retainers to prevent your teeth from reverting to their original position.
Once you are deemed a suitable candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Mahooti will conduct X-rays, digital scans, and a dental impression to create your personalized treatment plan. These details and the prescribed treatment will be sent to a specialized lab where a 3D treatment plan will be crafted, and your custom clear aligners will be produced.
During your next appointment, you will be provided with 3-4 sets of customized aligners to wear daily for at least 22 hours each day. Once a two-week period has passed, you will transition to the next set of aligners. Compared to traditional braces, you won’t need to visit the office as frequently. However, it is recommended to have a dental check-up every 6-8 weeks to receive the subsequent series of aligners and for Dr. Mahooti to monitor your treatment progress.
After completing your Invisalign treatment, wearing retainers may be necessary to ensure the long-term stability of your teeth in their new position.
Why choose Invisalign?
Clear aligners are a highly effective alternative to traditional metal braces when addressing wide gaps and various orthodontic issues. In addition to their effectiveness, they provide distinctive advantages such as wireless treatment, improved oral hygiene, enhanced aesthetics, greater comfort, and added convenience.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to explore your treatment options and achieve a better smile.