By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 29, 2019
Misaligned teeth are often a cosmetic concern, but a dentist in Las Vegas, NV may also educate patients on how a poorly aligned bite can also impact the teeth. Wear can occur when patients have a cross bite, overbite, or underbite. However, they may avoid using metal brackets and wires to restore the alignment of the smile. They may feel embarrassed. This is when a dental professional such as Dr. Christopher Lim may suggest invisible braces called Invisalign.
Invisalign is a way of realigning the smile without brackets and wires. Instead, this method is known as aligner therapy. Transparent plastic trays are fabricated and worn by the patient to gently reposition the teeth. Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces in addressing mild to moderate misalignment and is highly desired by both teenagers and adults seeking straightening.
The process starts with an evaluation. This is the point when the dentist can determine if a patient is an appropriate candidate for treatment. Patients can take this time to ask questions and speak to a professional about the benefits of undergoing Invisalign therapy. Once patients choose to move forward with treatment, they have impressions taken, which are switched to digital format and sent off to the Invisalign laboratories where a series of trays are made. Patients wear the trays for two weeks before moving onto the next one in the series, finishing treatment when they have reached the final tray.
Dr. Christopher Lim and his staff at Hillside Dental are pleased to offer this and many other cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients in the Las Vegas, NV area. Contact his practice today by calling 702-666-8584 to make an appointment at 6090 S. Fort Apache Rd, Ste 120.