Posts for: August, 2018
Do your crooked teeth detract from your smile? Invisalign offers a simple solution to many orthodontic issues. Villa Park, IL, dentists Dr. Muzammil Saeed and Dr. Javed Bhojani offer Invisalign and other treatments that enhance your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Metal and ceramic braces use wires threaded through brackets to straighten crooked teeth. Adjusting the wires periodically changes the amount of pressure on the teeth, allowing them to move gradually. The innovative Invisalign system doesn't require wires or brackets. In fact, nothing will be attached to the fronts of your teeth.
Instead, straightening is accomplished with a series of clear, removable aligner trays that look a little like mouthguards or nightguards. The aligners are molded to fit your teeth precisely, thanks to the Invisalign computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. The system combines digital X-rays, images, and impressions taken in your Villa Park, IL, dentist's office to produce a perfect 3D image of your teeth.
You'll receive a series of aligner trays and will wear each tray for two weeks. Your trays exert constant, gentle pressure on your teeth, which slowly realigns them.
Is Invisalign a good choice for me?
Invisalign is an excellent option if you're concerned about your appearance or you have a bite problem. The treatment is just as effective as traditional braces in correcting mild to moderate underbites, overbites, crossbites and overbites. Severe bite problems or complicated issues may respond better to treatment with metal braces.
The aligner trays are made of clear plastic, which makes them practically invisible and offers a comfortable wearing experience. You'll remove them when you brush your teeth and won't have to make any changes to your usual oral hygiene routine.
You also won't have to worry about food restrictions, which will be an issue if you choose metal or ceramic braces. You'll take out your trays before you eat and continue to eat your favorite foods, even if they're hard or sticky.
Orthodontic treatment for children and teenager takes the same amount of time whether traditional braces or Invisalign is used. If you're an adult, you may only have to wear your aligner trays for about a year to achieve your straightening goals
Are you ready to improve your smile with Invisalign? Call Villa Park, IL, dentists Dr. Muzammil Saeed and Dr. Javed Bhojani at (630) 359-0105 to schedule your appointment.