There are many ways in this day and age to straighten our teeth. The method Dr. Lane uses is with a product called Invisalign. This company is essentially the pioneer of the clear aligner therapy. By using a series of clear aligners, you can have the straight smile you always hoped for in a matter of months.
Aside from the cosmetic benefits, there are also more important reasons to consider Invisalign. When teeth are crowded and overlap, they are much more prone to losing precious bone around their root. This can cause inflammation and painful gums. Overcrowding also makes it more difficult to clean in and around, leading to cavities. If the orientation of your teeth is incorrect, you may develop notches on your teeth along the gum line. By moving your teeth to the ideal location, you not only get that beautiful smile, but you set yourself up to keep your teeth as long as possible.
To begin treatment of Invisalign, we take an impression of your mouth. This is done using a computer camera that scans all your teeth and their precise position. We submit those images, along with a series of photographs to Invisalign. From there, we digitally work up a plan to give us our desired result. You will be expected to wear your clear tray aligners for 22 hours per day for one to two weeks at a time as directed by Dr. Lane. You may remove them for eating and brushing your teeth. After we’ve reached the end result, you will be given four sets of retainers to maintain your new smile. You can also use one of these as a bleach tray!
Dr. Lane is a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, a group of doctors that focus on clear aligner therapy and are constantly seeking continuing education on the subject.
Please come in or give us a call to schedule your first Invisalign appointment!