Northgate Smiles is excited to offer the latest in orthodontic solutions, giving our patients the option to use Invisalign invisible aligners to help realign their teeth. Invisalign is a strong, custom-made casing to help improve dental structure without many of the drawbacks of traditional braces, including intrusiveness, difficulty cleaning, and appearance. Invisalign is the result of more than 20 years of orthodontic innovation and has become extremely effective with advances in 3D modeling and printing technology.
Invisalign aligners are custom made for each patient. Treatment starts by creating a 3D image of the patient’s dental structure, which is used to map out a treatment plan and to custom print every aligner prescribed along the way. Each set of aligners is designed to “nudge” your teeth a little bit at a time and are rotated every 2 weeks to bring your teeth closer to proper alignment. Regular check-ups will be held every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and design the next set of aligners. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be easily removed from the mouth for cleaning and maintenance, as well as eating and drinking.
Invisalign is an effective treatment for many of the most common orthodontic complications, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped or crowded teeth, and general straightening. Treatments typically take 6-18 months depending on severity, and are significantly shorter than comparable timelines with traditional braces in most cases.
In short, Invisalign is an easier, less noticeable, more comfortable, and often quicker alternative to traditional braces. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign, and to see if it’s an effective treatment option for you.