If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign to straighten your teeth you probably have many questions about the treatment. Below, Dr. Ang and his team have answered some of the most common questions they hear from patients who are considering Invisalign. If you have more questions, why not schedule a consultation with Dr. Ang so he can show you how Invisalign can improve your smile?
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made aligners, similar to a sports mouth guard, to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are clear and blend in with your teeth so others won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. Each set of aligners are designed to help you achieve your ideal smile.
Why should I choose Invisalign over traditional braces?
There are many reasons to choose Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment. No wires or brackets are necessary with Invisalign. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible so nobody will know you’re undergoing treatment. Unlike traditional braces that are attached to your teeth, your Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat, drink, and clean your teeth so oral care remains simple. In addition, treatment with Invisalign is often completed much faster than with metal braces.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Using 3D digital images of your smile, Dr. Ang will create a customized treatment plan that maps out how the aligners will move your teeth into the proper position. This information is used to design your aligners so they apply the correct amount of force to gently move your teeth.
You’ll wear each set of your aligners for a couple weeks, discard them, and then continue with the next set until you’ve completed your treatment. You’ll visit Dr. Ang from time to time so he can check on your progress and make any adjustments to your plan that may be necessary.
Is Invisalign orthodontics only for adults?
Invisalign is a great solution for both adults and teens. In fact, Dr. Ang offers Invisalign Teen to help your teenager feel confident and comfortable throughout their orthodontic treatment. Teen aligners include a discreet blue dot that gradually fades as they wear them, allowing parents to make sure their child is completing each stage of the treatment.
What type of problems can Invisalign fix?
The innovative technology behind Invisalign allows us to treat nearly all types of bite and teeth misalignment issues, from simple to complex. So whether you have gaps, overcrowding, misalignments, or bite related issues, chances are we can fix them with Invisalign.
How do I start my Invisalign treatment?
It’s simple to get started with Invisalign at Amherst Village Dental. All you have to do is schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Ang. During this visit, he’ll answer any additional questions you have about the treatment and evaluate the current condition of your smile.
Using CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), Dr. Ang will create images of your teeth which he’ll use to create your customized treatment plan. With digital modeling, we’ll also be able to show you what your smile can look like after your Invisalign treatment is complete. Then, after a few weeks, you’ll receive your first set of aligners to begin your treatment.