Let me set the record straight. Having straight teeth is not just about getting a beautiful smile. Vanity aside, straight teeth are important to overall oral health. Crooked teeth, widely spaced teeth, tightly spaced teeth, over bites, under bites, these are all signs of future problems that may lead to periodontal disease and eventually tooth loss. For this reason, Invisalign is one of the most exciting products the dental industry has seen in decades.
Today’s technology has given rise to these virtually invisible “braces” that can be removed when eating, flossing and brushing. Custom molds made for each individual’s teeth, the Invisalign system is virtually invisible and goes unnoticed. The process is typically around 14-18 months.
With the use of the advanced iTero 3-D digital imaging scanner, you are able to see the end results Invisalign will offer before your treatment even begins. It will allow you to see the entire treatment plan from the start to finish. The initial position of your teeth is depicted clearly and the progression of the series of the custom-made aligners, each of which is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series. With the iTero digital scanner, your treatment plan is arrived at more quickly than previous methods and more precisely.
If you’ve ever had the desire to straighten your teeth, there’s never been a better time. And without question, there has never been a more comfortable method for achieving a beautiful smile and better conditions for improved oral health.