Your smile is one of the first things people notice, and when it comes to straighter teeth, having a great smile gives you the confidence to thrive in the workplace and at home.
For a radiant smile, straight teeth make a great impression. However, many adults who desire to have straight teeth prefer not to wear braces. That is why we offer Invisalign!
Invisalign® is a clear solution. We create customized teeth alignment trays, made of smooth-invisible plastic, to wear over your teeth. Wearing the alignment trays will gradually shift your teeth into place in a painless manner.
With Invisalign, you achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Some people refer to Invisalign® as “cosmetic braces” because it’s an orthodontic treatment system that is aesthetically appealing. Invisalign® uses see-through plastic aligners to straighten your teeth discreetly. The Invisalign® trays disappear on your teeth as soon as you put them in place – no one but you and Dr. Christ will know that you’re working on achieving a straighter smile.
Patients who choose Invisalign® for their orthodontic needs enjoy the benefits of:
Comfort – Because Invisalign® uses smooth plastic to straighten teeth, instead of metal brackets, there are no sharp edges that will cut or scrape against sensitive, soft tissue.
Removability – Your aligner trays should be taken out for eating and drinking, as well as routine brushing and flossing. You can also take your trays out at any other time necessary, but should be careful to wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
Convenience – Metal braces are a lot of work – they must be cleaned with special tools and there’s a list of foods you can’t consume once you get them. However, Invisalign® doesn’t require any of these restrictions or special care instructions. Simply remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would.
Invisibility – Invisalign® is a popular choice for adults and teens alike who are worried about their appearance during treatment. Because Invisalign® is nearly invisible, you can feel confident wearing your aligners in social and professional settings.
The success of your Invisalign® treatment depends on your diligence in wearing the aligners for the recommended amount of time, but it also depends on the experience of the dentist. Dr. Christ is an experienced Invisalign professional.
Invisalign® is successful in treating common orthodontic issues, such as crowded and gapped teeth, and typically moves teeth quicker and easier than metal braces; the average length of treatment time with Invisalign® is just 12 months. Think of where you want to be at this time next year, and imagine yourself with a picture-perfect smile.
Dr. Christ can even pair your Invisalign® treatment with professional teeth whitening, so you get a dazzling new smile more comfortably than you thought possible.
Before beginning Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Christ will perform an oral exam and take impressions of your teeth to send to Invisalign®’s lab. When your new, custom-made aligners are ready, you’ll come back into our office to receive your first set and start on path to straight teeth.