What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the brand name behind the safest and most effective clear aligners used in the orthodontics world today. Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. The Invisalign® system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics.
Dr. Salaita will work with Invisalign® to create a virtually simulated treatment plan for the alignment of your teeth and correction of your bite. These precise treatment instructions are then translated into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place as you change aligners approximately every two weeks. For best results, aligners need to be worn 22 hours/day and are only taken out to eat, brush and floss. To enable the most efficient tooth movement, tooth-colored attachments or buttons are bonded to certain teeth based on desired movements. These attachments allow the aligners to more effectively grab onto certain teeth and move them accordingly. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you are straightening your teeth.
Why Should I Get Invisalign® Through Salaita Orthodontics?
You may have seen commercials on TV advertising mail order clear aligners. While this option may seem convenient, it is important to remember that straightening your teeth is a serious undertaking. When you are undergoing something as serious as moving your teeth around in your mouth, you want to be under the supervision of a team of professionals like the team at Salaita Orthodontics.
Even if we decide together that Invisalign® clear aligners are your best treatment option, we will recommend that you attend regular appointments to check in and make sure everything is going according to plan. You can use that opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to the plan, get any complaints or discomforts addressed, and have your health monitored by the professionals.
Furthermore, mail order clear aligners only address the aesthetics of your smile such as the straightness of your teeth. Since these clear aligners are a retail product rather than a medical plan, they do not address issues with bite — some of the most serious issues that orthodontics tackles. That is also why it is essential to work with an orthodontist who has been certified by Invisalign® to carry their product — just like Salaita Orthodontics has.
Curious about whether you would be a good candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners? We’d be happy to explore your options during a free initial consultation. Call us at (614) 888-4577 to set up your appointment.