Offering comfort, convenience and virtual invisibility during treatment the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, custom molded aligners to slowly move the teeth to their desired position.
The Invisalign system is used to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions including crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbites, underbites and cross bites. Invisalign has come a long way over the past ten years in its ability to treat almost any condition that traditional braces treat. Since the aligners are practically invisible the embarrassment and discomfort that comes with metal braces is eliminated.
And because they are removable, you can take them out to eat, brush and floss, allowing you to maintain your oral health much easier.
Although treatment time varies considerably depending upon how much movement is necessary to achieve the desired result, aligners can often reposition teeth in a year or less. If you have previously had straight teeth and now they are starting to shift, Invisalign Express may treat your problem in less time. Usually treatment can be completed in 3 months.
The cost of Invisalign has come down in the last few years and is very comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The cost of Invisalign Express is usually about 30% less than a full case.
In addition, research has continued to show that straightening your teeth can actually improve your overall dental health significantly. Swollen & red gums are often the result of teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced which can be signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are straight, it allows you to clean your teeth and gums more effectively and helps to keep your tissue healthier. And a healthy mouth = a healthy body. So Invisalign not only can give you a more beautiful smile, it can also give you a healthier smile. And here at Broad St Smiles that is what our number one priority is: to give you a healthy smile for life!