Is Invisalign® Right For Me?

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Are you looking for the even smile of your dreams? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that we offer at our Amherst, NY office. Because it is almost invisible, Invisalign can be a great choice for adults and older teens who don’t want to advertise their orthodontic treatment.

Who Can Benefit From Invisalign?

Invisalign is best suited to adults and teens with relatively minor orthodontic complaints. Invisalign can treat a variety of alignment issues, including:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth

How Does It Work?

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently move your teeth. The aligners are custom made for you so they fit and work as well as possible. The first step to any custom appliance is impressions. At Creekside Dentistry, we use digital impressions – no need to bite down on uncomfortable molding trays. The digital impressions allow Drs. Karl and Walter Neuhaus to model your treatment plan using CAD/CAM software.

We will send your digital impressions to the Invisalign lab. They will make your first set of custom aligners and send them to our office. We will discuss the care of your aligners with you and establish a plan for changing to new aligners.

Throughout your treatment, periodic checkups will let Dr. Neuhaus track your progress. Periodically, we will give you a new aligner to continue straightening your teeth. Once treatment is complete, your final aligner is also your retainer. We recommend you keep using your retainer for lasting results.

Benefits of Invisalign

While Invisalign doesn’t work for everyone, it is very effective in mild to moderate cases. The gentle, graduate alignment process is typically more comfortable than metal braces. It can give the results of traditional braces, but the clear aligners are less unsightly than metal brackets. Hygiene is also much easier; since they aligners are removable, you can brush your teeth normally. You can even eat all of your favorite foods.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you interested in straightening your smile with Invisalign? Schedule a consultation with Drs. Neuhaus today to learn if Invisalign is right for you. Contact Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY online or at (716) 262-8070.