Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, New York, offers Invisalign© treatment. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that helps patients reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles discreetly. Well suited for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is the number one requested invisible braces system in the United States.
Invisalign benefits adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue, or TMJ. Invisalign is used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns, including:
- Crooked teeth
Invisalign vs. Braces
Studies indicate that clear braces can improve dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks. Traditional metal braces can be challenging to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. As a result, patients may experience staining. You can also remove your aligners for routine dental care.
Invisalign aligners are ultra-thin, ultra-clear, hard-soft plastic. Most patients wear a series of aligners for approximately two weeks each, completing treatment in about 6 – 12 months. Your specific treatment time depends on the number of aligners needed to address your dental health and cosmetic concerns.
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers several significant clinical benefits, including:
- Improved gum and tooth health due to better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign© software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely for reduced irritation
Invisalign Treatment in Amherst, NY
The Invisalign process begins with digital impressions and careful treatment planning using advanced CAD/CAM software. Dr. Neuhaus will use the digital images of your teeth and mouth to create a personalized treatment plan sent to the Invisalign lab. Finally, your custom aligners are made and sent back to our Amherst dental office.
Dr. Neuhaus will meet with you to discuss your new aligners. Periodic visits to monitor your progress are essential for the best possible outcome. Once treatment is complete, we recommend a retainer to keep your new smile looking its best.