Horizon Dental Associates | Providing Invisalign® Clear Braces in Brattleboro, VT
In the past, many adults found the idea of having to wear metal braces to straighten their teeth discouraging, and even caused some to forego treatment altogether. Today, Invisalign® clear braces offer a virtually invisible teeth straightening system that works fast and effectively.
Horizon Dental Associates offers the Invisalign method for our patients in Brattleboro and have helped many to achieve a straighter smile conveniently and discreetly.
Invisalign can Correct Most Orthodontic Issues
When first introduced, Invisalign was widely believed to only be able to correct mild crowding and misalignment. After many decades of use, this new method has proven itself to be comparable to metal braces in most cases and far more comfortable. For severe bite issues, metal braces may still be required but Invisalign can correct the following orthodontic issues:
Crowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Crowding can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Large Gaps – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow after all the teeth have emerged.
Crossbite – This occurs when one or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth.
Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover the upper teeth.
These conditions can lead to painful TMJ conditions and make preventing cavities more difficult. In addition to the aesthetic concerns, a crooked smile may elicit, a straighter smile is simply a healthier smile.
The Invisalign Process
Treatment with Invisalign® at our Brattleboro dental practice entails wearing a series of custom-made aligning trays that work by gradually moving each tooth into their proper positions. Our highly skilled dentist will obtain a three-dimensional image of your teeth and jaw to send to the Invisalign lab. You will return to view an accurate, in-depth image of your smile as it exists and how it will change over the course of your treatment.
Once you make your final decision to proceed with the Invisalign method, your custom aligner trays will be ordered. When they arrive, our dentist will supply you with enough trays to last you a few weeks, each of which you wear for two weeks before moving on to the next tray. Upon your next follow-up visit, you will be given the next assortment of trays.
To achieve the best results, it is vital to wear the removable trays for at least 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, brush, or floss.
If you are considering treatment with Invisalign® clear braces in Brattleboro,
call Horizon Dental Associates today! You can have a straighter smile without metal braces!