HOW INVISALIGN WORKS
You might be rather knowledgeable about how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we ‘d like to take you through each level of the treatment procedure, from examination to your new smile. Whether you’re thinking about treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the whole procedure can assist you to be more positive in your decision to select Invisalign, and take pleasure in a better smile every day.
Dr. Boatman and Dr. Spencer are Invisalign Providers
Your treatment begins after Dr. Boatman or Dr. Spencer arrange your initial consultation. Not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it’s important to find a doctor who has received the appropriate Invisalign training and can evaluate your needs and figure out how Invisalign can help you.
A Customized Treatment Plan is Designed for You
Your doctor will take X-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth, which he will utilize to develop a digital 3-D picture of your mouth. From these images, your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the precise motions of your teeth, and inform you of the approximate length of treatment. Using the very same innovation, Dr. Boatman or Dr. Spencer will have the ability to show you a virtual image of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment normally takes around a year for adults. For teenagers, the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.
Get Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Based upon your individual treatment plan, a series of customized, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made from a smooth, comfy, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums like standard metal braces often do. Just use them throughout the day, and take them out when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you put on each set of aligners, your teeth carefully and gradually begin to move into place. And because they’re essentially unnoticeable, the majority of people won’t even recognize you’re using them.
Use a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Roughly every two weeks, you will start using a brand-new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will likewise have occasional checkups with your doctor, generally just every six weeks or so. For best results and a prompt outcome, you need to use your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your whole treatment. At every stage, you will have the ability to see just how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the genuine you.
Show Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
CASES TREATABLE WITH INVISALIGN
Spaces between teeth can occur with continued abnormal growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can likewise cause the surrounding teeth to move due to the extra area, creating spaces in your teeth. Spacing problems and gaps in-between teeth can lead to gum issues, gum pockets and increased risk of gum disease.
Underbite can take place when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually due to the undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be induced by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can cause tooth wear. It can likewise trigger uncomfortable jaw and joint issues.
What individuals commonly describe as an “overbite” is understood to dental experts as “over jet.” It happens when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s normally due to genes, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can cause gum issues or inflammation, and wear on the lower teeth, and can cause agonizing jaw and joint issues.
Open bite frequently takes place when some teeth are not able to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Often caused by a hereditary unusual jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can trigger bad or agonizing chewing, as well as speech impairment. It can also cause greater concerns like thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
A crossbite can happen when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It triggers one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can occur on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
EXCESSIVELY CROWDED TEETH
Teeth crowding happens when there is merely an absence of space within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left neglected, excessively crowded teeth can become worse over time, and lead to badly jagged teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay and an enhanced chance of gum condition.
Dr. Boatman and his staff took amazing care of my family for years and years. When my job took us away from the area, we were all sad to lose him as our dentist. Flash forward a few years to yesterday. I developed a tooth problem my dentist couldn’t get to the bottom of, so I called Dr. Boatman’s office and said if I drove 6+ hours to see him if they would work me in even though it had been a few years since I’d been a regular patient. Of course, they were more than happy to do so. To make a long story short, Dr. Boatman, as usual, expertly got to the root of the problems (pun intended) and this morning I awoke pain free! God bless Troy Family Dental…a level of service so rare in this day and age!
Jay L.Troy Family Dental Ninja