Do you wish you could have straight teeth but don't want the hassle of metal braces?
Then you'll happy to know we now offer Invisalign at Burnhamthorpe Dental!
What is Invisalign?
The patented Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually reposition teeth into a proper, straight and more appealing alignment. The aligners are removable, which makes it easier to clean your teeth after eating. They're also smooth and comfortable, and they don't irritate your gums, cheek, or tongue. The Invisalign system also eliminates any allergic reactions that you may experience with metal.
You can learn more about Invisalign here.
Creating and using Invisalign
We first take impressions of your teeth, bite registrations, photographs, and x-rays. We send these materials, accompanied by a treatment plan, to the laboratory. The lab then creates the aligners – a set of precisely customized, clear molds. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, and you'll remove them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
About every two weeks, you will replace the aligner with the next one in the series. Your teeth will move, a little at a time, until they are straightened to the desired position. About every six weeks, you'll visit us at Burnhamthorpe Dental so that we can ensure your treatment is progressing appropriately. It typically takes 9 to 15 months to complete orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, during which time 18-30 aligners are used. The time it takes to complete treatment will vary according to your specific circumstances.
After a thorough exam and review of your health history and lifestyle, Dr. Van Winckle – the newest member of our team – will be able to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Contact us today to learn more about our service, or to schedule your appointment.