Invisalign in Buffalo, NY
The Clear Alternative to Braces
Developed with orthodontists, Invisalign clear aligners are a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign treatment gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you've always wanted. And, almost no one will know you're wearing them unless you tell them!
These aligners look similar to whitening trays and each aligner is specifically designed to shift certain teeth throughout the course of your treatment. Once we decide that Invisalign is right for you, we will map out your treatment plan, which we will then send to an Invisalign lab so they can begin designing your aligners.
Invisalign Treatment Plan
Through Invisalign’s advanced computer technology we can determine which teeth need to move in order to achieve the proper smile. From there, each aligner is made to promote certain tooth movements. Invisalign treatment can address minor to more severe tooth movements, but can’t handle issues that require complicated or complex jaw or tooth movements.
Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You’ll wear these aligners for about 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You'll need to visit your Buffalo dentist every 4-6 weeks to check your progression and get new aligners. Average treatment time is about a year.
Orthodontic Issues You Can Treat With Invisalign
Many people incorrectly believe that Invisalign clear aligners are only effective in treating minor teeth straightening issues. But the fact is, it successfully treats the patients with moderate and severe conditions, including the following:
- Crowding- not enough room for the teeth
- Spacing- gaps between the teeth
- Overbite- protruding upper teeth
- Underbite- protruding lower teeth
- Deep Bite- upper front teeth hiding the lower teeth
Hygienic Benefits of Straighter Teeth
Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the changes of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal (gum) disease can be reduced.
Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear
Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone jaw joint