Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign is one of the most convenient methods to straighten teeth, requiring patients to make minor life changes to accommodate their orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that straightens the teeth without the use of metal braces. Instead custom aligners are fabricated for the patient to wear during the course of treatment. The aligners are barely noticeable, but they still provide effective treatment with long lasting results. Invisalign can be used to treat and correct most orthodontic cases. Invisalign aligners are FDA approved. The aligners are clear, thin, and are made of BPA-free plastic. Hate to have impressions taken? With Invisalign you do not need to worry about that. Here at Navarro Orthodontics we have made Invisalign treatment even easier and more proficient with the use of our iTero digital impression scanner. This state-of-the-art technology allows our well-trained staff to take accurate 3D digital images of the patient’s mouth. By taking these scans we eliminate the need for impressions. Invisalign treatment and the iTero scanner is all about patient comfort. The iTero delivers a digital impression that is much more accurate than a routine alginate dental impression. The scanner does not expose patients to any type of radiation and is completely safe.
Dr. Navarro will closely examine your orthodontic case and customize a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Following the precise instructions given by Dr. Navarro a series of aligners are then created to move and straighten the patient’s teeth. Typically each set of aligners are worn every week. The number of aligners needed to correct your smile will vary based on your specific orthodontic problem and correction. Some of the pros of Invisalign Treatment include:
- Comfortable and easy to wear
- Individual custom prescription: Dr. Navarro will elaborate a custom prescription based on your Orthodontic needs. Unlike brackets which have prefabricated angles built in, your Invisalign trays will be made specifically for your teeth and needs and allows for a more efficient treatment outcome.
Aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces. Since there are no brackets or wires the patient does not need to worry about getting any painful nicks or cuts in their mouth. The aligners are smooth and typically do not irritate the mouth. The number of emergency visits due to a poking wire or broken bracket is essentially eliminated.
- Aligners can be removed and have virtually no food restrictions.
Patients can remove their aligners when brushing, flossing, eating or drinking which is a significant advantage to traditional braces. It allows you to practice better oral hygiene and to eat foods that are not recommended with traditional braces. You will not have to worry about food particles getting stuck which commonly happens with traditional braces.
- Minimal maintenance
Aligners require minimal maintenance. They can get discolored over time, however, our trained staff will advise you on how to keep your aligners as clean as possible until you are ready to use your next set of trays.
- Discreet, nearly-invisible look
Aligners are clear, making them a lot less noticeable than traditional braces. Most people cannot notice when aligners are being worn. That means you can feel free to smile and will not be self conscious. Is Invisalign treatment right for you? Are you a candidate? Please do not hesitate to contact our office to coordinate your complimentary examination. Dr. Navarro will provide you with the best treatment options to meet your individual needs.