Invisalign is a relatively new way to straighten teeth without the traditional appearance of braces. Using a set of clear trays that move only selected teeth at a time, the work of “tin grins” is done within a short amount of time without anyone knowing a thing. One of the most remarkable aspects is that the trays easily come out of the mouth enabling you to brush and floss like normal unlike traditional braces that are difficult to brush around, impossible to floss, and usually requires the use of a waterpik, or something similar, to clean between the teeth. Quite often, before traditional braces are removed there are some gum problems just from the lack of ability to keep the teeth and gums clean.
There is no cutting of the gums when mini implants are placed.
They are simply drilled into the bone, usually four to six of them, and the old dentures are retrofitted to work with the mini implant system. This not only saves time, but a lot of needless pain and money.
Another consideration to Invisalign is how much straightening needs to be done to your teeth. Invisalign is not for everyone. If you have teeth that need to be severely moved in order to be straight, most likely this is not an immediate option for you. It could be an option at a later date, however. Also, if you have a bad overbite or underbite, Invisalign will not be able to help you with that. You will have to have other appliances used to correct such problems that cannot be used with Invisalign.Schedule a Consultation