Patients in Las Vegas, NV ask about the advantages of using Invisalign treatment to realign the smilePosted By Dr. Christopher Lim
Patients in the Las Vegas, NV area who are faced with misaligned teeth may be concerned that their only option for a more beautiful smile is traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Thankfully, dental advances now allow patients to achieve the same results with a different methodology. There are many advantages to learning about the benefits of using Invisalign to achieve the smile of their dreams.
Invisalign explainedDr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental starts with an assessment for his patients to determine if they are appropriate candidates for this method of realignment. Instead of using metal glued to the teeth to move them into better positioning within the dental arch, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are made specifically for the patient to gently move the teeth over time. Dr. Christopher Lim and his staff find this to be not only an effective way to achieve results, but also a way that does not interfere with the natural beauty of the smile throughout treatment.
Invisalign trays are made of medical-grade transparent plastic that is formed to fit over the natural smile. These trays are to be worn day and night over the course of time to enjoy the expected movement of the teeth. They can be used on the top teeth, the bottom teeth, or both top and bottom for optimum results. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the smile can enjoy this method of treatment and achieve results without the embarrassment of traditional braces.
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Who is a candidate for Invisalign?Most patients with mild to moderate misalignment can enjoy the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics. However, the dentist can determine if it is right for an individual by assessing the smile during an initial consultation appointment and evaluation. X-rays may be taken during this time to examine the alignment of the teeth and decide if Invisalign can be used to get the results patients expect.
What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?
There are many benefits to the use of Invisalign for the treatment of misalignment. Invisalign treatment is:
- Easy to use
- Simple to maintain
- Readily available
What are the alternatives to Invisalign aligners?The alternative solution for patients with more severe misalignment is still traditional braces. However, many patients are appropriate candidates for the use of Invisalign and find it to be a more desirable method of treatment when compared with conventional orthodontics. It doesn’t hurt to take the time to find out if Invisalign is a solution for a patient’s specific dental needs, and our team is here to provide the evaluation!
How long does it take to achieve results?
Invisalign can improve the smile in a relatively brief period of time for patients with minor changes needed, such as a gap between teeth or the misalignment of just a few teeth in the front. It may take a year or longer for moderate misalignment or bite realignment.