Invisalign ® Teeth Straightening, the
Popular, Unobtrusive Alternative to
If you are interested in correcting crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, we invite you to consider Invisalign®. These custom, clear aligners can help you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile without the use of metal brackets or wires. Please feel free to contact Skyline Dental to learn more about Invisalign, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor.
Invisalign® aligners are a great choice for patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option for straightening their smile. The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently move to their desired positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
In general, Invisalign aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces.
Some of the problem areas addressed by Invisalign are:
Gapped and spaced teeth
Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are very comfortable because they are custom-made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed to eat, brush and floss. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign and the Invisalign logo, among others, are trademarks of Align Technology, Inc., and are registered in the U.S. and other countries.
What Skyline Dental Patients
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign is designed to slowly and gradually align your teeth in order to minimize discomfort. Results vary from patient to patient depending on how misaligned their teeth are. Some patients can start to notice a subtle difference in the alignment of their teeth within 10 to 12 weeks.
Chewies are only really needed when Invisalign aligners don’t fit correctly. This is common when switching to a new set of aligners. Invisalign chewies are specifically created for clear aligners so they will be very discrete and barely noticeable when they are used.
Invisalign aligners are intended to be worn every day for 22 hours a day. Not wearing the aligners for a day is not recommended as it will risk slowing down the alignment process meaning you will have to wear the aligners for a longer period of time.
Once the Invisalign treatment is complete, we have to ensure that your teeth don’t shift back to their old position. In order to keep this from happening, patients will be provided a retainer to wear for the first 3 to 6 months after completing the Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is intended to be a permanent solution for straightening teeth. With that being said, it is important to practice proper oral care during and after the Invisalign treatment to get optimal results. Consult your dentist, follow their instructions, and notify them of any major developments throughout the course of your treatment.