Affordable Dental of Illinois is rendering Invisalign in Dupo, Coloumbia, Millstadt, Belleville, and Imperial, IL.
Invisalign® is the preferred alternative to traditional dental braces. A lot of people worry about the aesthetic impact metal will have on their smiles, making the idea of a two-year sentence with braces unfathomable. With Invisalign® though, there’s no need to worry about that. The trays are clear, and the results are quick. Your smile will undoubtedly be amazing in no time.
Invisalign® involves a series of aligning trays that progressively move teeth where they are supposed to be. Dr. Stegmann will change the trays every few weeks to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. You can control when you wear the trays, so you may remove them for special occasions or meals. The flexibility and speed of this program cannot be beat.
What Can Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign® corrects all of the same problems that regular braces can correct. The only real difference is that the Invisalign® trays are not noticeable, and they can be removed at any time.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:
- Overcrowding – This is a result of having excessive teeth in one spot. If left untreated, overcrowding can result in gum disease and tooth decay.
- Large gaps among teeth – This occurs when teeth are absent, or the jaw is not aligned properly.
- Crossbite – This is an issue where multiple teeth from the upper jaw bite inside the lower teeth. This can lead to uneven wear and bone erosion.
- Overbite – This occurs as the upper arch projects over the lower arch. It might lead to jaw pain and TMJ.
- Underbite – This is the opposite of overbite, where the lower arch projects past the upper teeth. This can also lead to TMJ and jaw pain with time.
How Exactly Does Invisalign® Compare to Braces and Veneers?
The three most common orthodontics treatments in use today are metal braces, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign® aligning trays. There are various uses for braces, aligning trays and dental veneers, so you must work with Dr. Stegmann to come up with the very best treatment for you.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not normally a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens your teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and frequently last for less than 20 years.
What Does Invisalign® Treatment Involve?
To begin your Invisalign® treatment plan, you’ll need to come in for a consultation. Dr. Stegmann will gather three-dimensional digital images of the teeth and then move them around to identify the best fit. At this time, the dentist will undoubtedly be capable of seeing what Invisalign® will do to your facial features in the future.
Once planning is completed, a unique set of aligners are made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.
Are There Any Concerns With Using Invisalign® Trays?
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays might take a few weeks to get used to. The trays must be worn constantly, except when drinking and eating. You should remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped among the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
You will most likely get a new tray every two weeks, and you’ll be able to see visual improvements in between appointments. Invisalign® is regarded as probably the most comfortable and effective treatments in modern-day orthodontics, so you are guaranteed to see positive results using the system.
If you have questions about Invisalign®, please ask Dr. Stegmann and our Associates or schedule an appointment here.