Looking for a solution that will quickly fix your crooked teeth? Don’t worry – clunky metal braces are not your only option! Invisalign short-term orthodontics use a progressive series of comfortable plastic aligners to straighten teeth without using any metal at all. Best of all, Invisalign aligners are removable and nearly invisible when worn.
Dr. Lance K. Skinkys is a Certified Invisalign Provider and has the training necessary to develop a treatment plan that gradually shifts your teeth into their proper position. Using a special computer-imaging program, we can even show you what your new Invisalign smile will look like before we begin treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Our patients love Invisalign for many reasons:
- Invisalign aligners are discreet – No one will notice you’re wearing them!
- Oral hygiene is a breeze – You can brush and floss your teeth normally during treatment.
- Eat your favorite foods – Invisalign aligners are removable, so your diet is not limited by metal brackets and wires.
- No irritation – Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth plastic that won’t irritate sensitive tissue.
- Shorter treatment times – If you’re on a timeline for an upcoming wedding or reunion, Invisalign can improve your smile quickly, usually in about a year.
How Invisalign Works
Dr. Skinkys takes 3-D images of your teeth that allow him to map out a treatment plan that shows the exact movement of your teeth. Using these images, we can even show you how your teeth will move during each stage of treatment.
This information is sent off to a special Invisalign lab, where your customized set of aligners are fabricated. You wear each set for about two weeks, then progress to the next set. All the while, the aligners are working to gradually reposition your teeth.
Unlike traditional metal braces, you will see results each time you move to the next set of trays. Since you see continuous progress, you’ll stay motivated as you move through treatment. You will be amazed when you notice the results that are immediately visible each time you move to the next set of aligners.
Invisalign treatment varies, but desired results can usually be achieved in about a year for adults. For teens, the treatment times are comparable to traditional braces.
Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth
Most people who are looking for orthodontic treatment are unhappy with the appearance of crooked teeth. In fact, however, crooked teeth are more than just an esthetic problem.
Crowded and crooked teeth have the potential to lead to more serious oral health problems in the future. For instance, teeth that are crowded are very difficult to clean properly, which can cause decay and periodontal disease. Crooked teeth also put extra pressure on the rest of your teeth, creating problems like abnormal tooth wear, teeth grinding, and even TMJ.
If you’re unhappy with misaligned teeth that mar your smile but don't want to be saddled with conspicuous metal braces, Invisalign can help! Please contact our Plainfield dental office to arrange a consultation and learn how we can provide you with the smile makeover you’ve been waiting for.