Get a beautiful, straight smile WITHOUT any of the metal of traditional braces with Invisalign!
Talk to our Portland area dentists to get a beautiful, straight smile without any of the metal of traditional braces with Invisalign!
If your smile suffers from teeth that aren’t as straight as you’d like, there are options to fix the problem. While most people think fixing crooked teeth requires metal braces and wires, there is an option that will give you the beautiful smile you want without anyone knowing you’re wearing braces!
Used successfully by thousands of satisfied patients, Invisalign® provides a great way to straighten your teeth using a system that is virtually undetectable to those around you.
A series of clear, removable aligners that you change periodically based on the prescribed schedule, will straighten your teeth in a length of time comparable to traditional braces. Invisalign® has been proven effective for thousands of people and is a great way to have “adult braces.”
How Does Invisalign® Work?
The Invisalign® approach employs a series of aligners that have been custom made for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, almost completely invisible plastic that you wear on your teeth. Each set of aligners is typically worn for a period of 2 weeks and you’re free to remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss as necessary.
As you wear these custom made aligners your teeth move gradually, a little at a time, until they get to the final, straightened position prescribed by your dentist.
While in active treatment, you will need to visit our office every month or so to ensure that your treatment is progressing as expected. The total time for most patients is typically 6-15 months and within that period, the number of aligners worn is somewhere between 12 and 30 sets.
What Are The Benefits of Invisalign®?
The most obvious benefit is immediately obvious: the aligners are NOT visible. Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign® straightens your teeth without announcing to the world that you’re wearing braces.
Another benefit is the simple fact that the Invisalign® aligners can be removed as necessary. This means that eating, brushing and flossing are no problem and you’ll be able to continue eating your favorite foods.
Finally, swollen gums is sometimes a result of teeth that are too crowded. Metal braces can sometimes aggravate this condition during treatment. Invisalign® can help resolve this issue because of the way your custom made aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into a position that is properly spaced.
Receive Treatment In Our Gorham Office Also Serving the Portland, Scarborough and Surrounding Areas for Dentistry
Throughout the entire treatment process, you’ll come into our conveniently located office about every month or so. During these check visits we’ll do any scheduled work on your teeth that is part of the treatment and we’ll verify that the treatment is progressing as expected and make any needed adjustments.
Once your treatment is almost complete, we’ll then discuss the type of retainers you will need to ensure your smile stays straight and beautiful for many years to come. It is important to know before you begin treatment in our Portland area dentist office, that it is always necessary to wear retainers after any orthodontic treatment and that you will need to continue wearing them for life, at least at night.