Invisalign nearly invisible braces

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metallic braces. Both children and adults can use Invisalign. Some of the conditions that Invisalign can effectively treat are gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, open bites, overly crowded teeth, and crossbites.

invisalign treatment for gapped or missing teeth

Gapped or missing teeth

Why Choose Invisalign?

Because they are instantly visible, metallic braces can be embarrassing for adolescents who are self-conscious in front of their peer and for adults who feel that they are too old for braces. Invisalign trays are almost impossible to see, making the process of teeth straightening much more discrete.

The treatment is also healthier than traditional metallic braces are. This is in part because the trays are removable, enabling the teeth to be brushed and flossed thoroughly. In contrast, metallic braces often lead to tooth decay because of the difficulty of maintaining proper oral hygiene.

Finally, Invisalign treatment is more pleasant than metallic braces because the trays are not worn during meals. Those who have braces need to avoid many kinds of foods, including sweet foods that can cause tooth decay, sticky and hard foods that can damage the braces, and stringy foods that can get stuck. Because the trays are not in the mouth during meals with Invisalign, no foods are restricted during the months that the treatment lasts.

How Invisalign Works?

Plastic aligner trays that are nearly invisible gently guide the patient’s teeth into place. Each tray is custom-made based on the exact shape of the patient’s mouth and teeth and according to the treatment plan. The trays are removable, but should be worn all of the time except when eating and brushing and flossing the teeth. The process of creating a new, custom-made aligner tray is repeated every two weeks until treatment is complete.