At Buckingham Dental we know how important a straight and beautiful smile is to you and your entire family. Until recently traditional metal braces were the only option available to straighten teeth. With traditional metal braces brackets and wires are mounted onto your teeth which can cause pain and irritation. You may also have certain food limitations and traditional braces make it hard to clean your teeth properly. Invisalign braces have none of these restrictions. The aligner trays are removable and easy to clean, and there is nothing mounted onto your teeth so there is no pain or irritation.
Invisalign braces are custom made aligners which are virtually invisible. Dr. Buckingham will examine your teeth and develops a treatment plan specifically for you. X-rays, impressions of your teeth, and pictures will be used to create a digital 3-D image. These images help Dr. Buckingham determine the movement of your teeth and the duration of treatment. Every two weeks you will receive new aligners as your teeth are adjusted. Treatment with Invisalign usually takes about a year for adults, and for teens the length of treatment is about the same as traditional braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign aligners are worn during the day and removed when you eat or floss and brush your teeth. They are made from BPA-free plastic which is smooth and comfortable. As you wear them your teeth are gently shifted into place. Every two weeks you change aligners to help your teeth shift into the proper position. You should wear your aligners from 20 to 22 hours a day and you will need to return to the clinic every six weeks for checkups to monitor your progress.
With Invisalign you can have a beautiful healthy smile with no pain or irritation associated with traditional braces. Call or contact us today and ask about the modern alternative to braces.