Invisalign® Teeth Straightening

Dr. Derek Rogers offers Invisalign® teeth straightening for patients. It’s important when deciding on options to take into account what will work best for both appearance and your lifestyle.

Invisalign® has inherent and obvious advantages when compared to braces or other teeth straightening alternatives.

COMPARISON CHART INVISALIGN BRACES
Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. Check mark, indicates yes Check mark, indicates yes
Straightens your teeth. Check mark, indicates yes Check mark, indicates yes
Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy. Check mark, indicates yes  
Lets you remove the device when you want. Check mark, indicates yes  
Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening. Check mark, indicates yes  
Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health. Check mark, indicates yes  
Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums. Check mark, indicates yes  
Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks. Check mark, indicates yes  
Invisalign Teen®: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken for teens. Check mark, indicates yes  

Advantages

Invisalign® aligners are smooth and more comfortable to wear than braces (that can cause gum and mouth irritation). Invisalign® aligners are also removable so, if you choose, you are able to remove them during special occasions. It goes without saying that because they're clear and nearly invisible, most people won’t even realize you are going through treatment when you are wearing them. Invisalign® also requires fewer doctor visits than braces so there is less disruption to your busy schedule.

Conventional braces can cause some of the following symptoms: pain, discomfort, mouth sores, tooth decay (difficult to brush and floss), plaque buildup, tooth discolouration, tooth/bracket breakage and mouth sores. It is also very difficult to enjoy certain types of food including: popcorn, chips, hard-crusted bread, nuts, some candies, etc.

Health Benefits

Besides a more appealing smile straightening teeth can greatly improve overall dental health. Invisalign® aligners allow for better oral health care as it is easy to brush and floss to better prevent tooth decay and gum disease caused by bacteria. Correctly aligned teeth can, in many cases, eliminate orthodontic issues from an improper bite such as; speech and chewing difficulties, jaw problems and excessive wear on tooth enamel.

Teeth that are overcrowded or too widely spaced can cause red and swollen gums. Invisalign® aligners are clear and comfortable, gradually moving teeth into their proper alignment allowing the gums to fit more securely around the teeth providing the best protection against potential periodontal problems.

Girl wearing invisalign aligner and smiling, invisalign advantages over braces

Invisalign® Treatments

Dr. Rogers will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®. Once evaluated and approved for treatment Dr. Rogers will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital 3-D image. A treatment plan will be discussed and he’ll show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move in each stage of treatment.

A series of custom-made, clear aligners are then created for you. Wearing aligners will help to gradually and gently shift your teeth into their proper alignment.

Wear your Invisalign® aligners throughout the day and remove them when you eat or when brushing and flossing.

Approximately every two weeks you’ll move to the next stage of treatment receiving a new set of aligners. Your smile will improve throughout each stage of treatment as your teeth move into their desired position. For best results aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day throughout the treatment. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended hours everyday without much effort.

Treatment Timeline

Each case is unique, however the approximate time for treatment with adults is one year while the length of treatment for teenagers is similar to braces.

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