If you pine for a straighter, more symmetrical smile but want your teeth to remain free of the conspicuous wires and brackets associated with traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® may be the answer. Repositioning teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing arrangement using discreet, transparent aligners, Invisalign® offers the best of both worlds.
At Dental Solutions, featuring the experience of Dr. William B. Stofer, we believe every patient, regardless of age, should be presented with an option to straighten their teeth in a method they feel comfortable with. Our practice offers Invisalign® to our patients in Warsaw and surrounding communities. Let us help you explore the benefits of this treatment during a consultation by scheduling an appointment today.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Unlike traditional orthodontics, Invisalign®'s effectiveness does not rely on metal wires and brackets but on a nearly invisible technology - clear, plastic aligners that fit around teeth. During an examination, you can learn whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign®. 3-D imaging is used to design a comprehensive treatment plan, as well as provide a preview of how your smile will look post-treatment. It is important during this time that patients work cooperatively with their care provider to develop realistic expectations of how their mouth will look and feel differently after treatment is complete.
Molds of your teeth will be taken, and a set of customized plastic, removable aligners will be prescribed to gently and gradually move teeth into their desired positions. As your teeth move, one set of aligners will be replaced with the next in the series every two weeks or so. Each patient's needs vary, but treatment typically lasts between six months and two years.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® offers a number of benefits over traditional orthodontics, including:
- Discreet treatment: Invisalign®'s transparent aligners are nearly invisible during use, meaning you can confidently wear them throughout the day without worrying whether everyone is staring at your orthodontic appliance.
- Comfortable fit: The aligners used to move teeth lack the metal brackets of traditional braces that can snag and irritate soft tissue.
- Lifestyle compatibility: While patients are encouraged to wear their aligners for the majority of the day and at night, Invisalign® can be removed before eating, flossing, and brushing, as well as for special occasions.
- Fewer appointments: Periodic check-ups will be performed to assess your progress, but Invisalign® does not require adjustment appointments like traditional braces.
In addition to the many benefits appreciated during use, the ultimate goal of Invisalign® is simple - to provide wearers' with a straighter, more uniform smile they can be confident in. Our experience with this type of technology has resulted in a consistently high rate of patient satisfaction post treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today
It's never too late to achieve a straighter smile that you can be fully satisfied with. Invisalign® patients have repeatedly attested to the treatment's life-changing effect, and ability to boost confidence and dispel embarrassment over crooked teeth. Dental Solutions believes everyone deserves a smile they are happy with and we are here to help. To determine whether you are a suitable candidate or learn more about this cosmetic procedure, contact our Warsaw office today.
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