Creekside Dentistry in Amherst New York offers Invisalign© treatment, giving patients the option to discreetly reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles. Well suited for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is the number one requested invisible braces system in the United States.
Invisalign can be used for 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 lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. This can lead to tooth decay and staining which will require additional treatment to correct. Your aligners can also be removed for routine dental care.
Invisalign aligners are made of an ultra thin, ultra clear, hard-soft plastic. Most patients wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each, completing treatment in about 6 – 12 months. Treatment time is dependent upon the number of aligners needed to address your dental health and cosmetic concerns.
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of 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