Work Toward the Perfect Smile without Metal
Invisalign consists of a series of comfortable and clear plastic aligners that work to shift misaligned teeth gradually into a straighter and healthier position. The aligners are made of PBA-free plastic that fit smoothly over your teeth and looks virtually invisible. Invisalign is also removable, which makes it easier to eat, drink and practice regular oral hygiene like brushing, rinsing, and flossing. Many adult patients prefer the transparency and flexibility that Invisalign is able to provide as well as its aesthetic appeal.
Benefits of Invisalign Include:
- Virtually invisible plastic aligners
- A metal-free method of straightening teeth
- Removable aligners for comfortable eating and drinking
- Improved oral hygiene as compared to other orthodontic methods
- Comfortable retainers that can be worn for long periods
- Easy to use and fit right into patient’s daily routine
- Custom made for patient’s dentition
Using Invisalign requires active participation from the patient who wears it in order for the treatment to be effective. The retainers must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day in order for the teeth to move the necessary amount. If the teeth have not fully shifted in time for the following aligner, then the aligner set could become compromised. Dr. Kohani will explain the necessary requirements for your compliance in order to help you determine whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.
Why Straighten Your Teeth?
Patients who come into Dr. Kohani’s office for orthodontic treatment will typically do so for cosmetic purposes. Crooked teeth can affect self-esteem and create social hindrances. However, straightening teeth has many health benefits as well, including fewer chances of tooth decay and cavities. Crooked teeth have an increased chance of retaining food debris, and this debris can be harder to clean if the teeth are not properly aligned. Orthodontic treatment is often a preventative solution for the dentition and ensures that your teeth remain as healthy as possible through the years.