Have you noticed that your teeth have moved over time? Or that they are sensitive to cold temperatures and sweets? Maybe there are dark spaces in between your teeth (black triangles). Your teeth may look shorter or worn down. As we age, teeth move and become crowded resulting in opposing teeth colliding with each other. This movement can cause tooth sensitivity, pain, fractured edges, and TMJ/joint pain as well as unexplained headaches. Invisalign is an excellent procedure to move teeth into the most stable and straight position. The result is a natural smile makeover where teeth are no longer crowded and crooked; instead, they are working together instead of against each other.
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.
Why Would I Want It?
Not only are the aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during the treatment. Not to mention brushing and flossing are no problem! They are comfortable, with no metal that would cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Since there are no metal wires, it means you spend less time in the dentist’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how straight your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How Does It Work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next pair in the treatment plan, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position that Dr. Markowitz recommended. You’ll visit our office about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.