Many patients come to Dr. Kent to ask about what they can do to achieve straight teeth. Buffalo area patients can utilize a number of orthodontic treatments, including that of Invisalign. Invisalign is unlike any other orthodontic treatment. Instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires to pull and push teeth into new positions, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that the patient wears to straighten the teeth gently.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional orthodontics for many patients. It is used for teenagers and adults who want straight teeth but do not want to hide their smile behind metal during treatment. Patients can use Invisalign to achieve a more beautiful smile without the embarrassment or appearance of traditional braces.
Invisalign is worn at all times, day and night, to maneuver teeth into different positions in the mouth. A series of trays are made for each patient for the course of their treatment. Some patients may have eight or ten trays, while others may have twenty or more. This is dependent on the severity of the misalignment. These trays are made with medical-grade plastic, and are worn for two weeks at a time. Patients wear them over their teeth, with the exception of when they are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. They are easy to pop in and out, and can be cleaned with ease.
Treatment times may vary, depending on the compliance from the patient as well as the way the teeth respond to treatment. More severe misalignment may need longer treatments and more trays, and this can be discussed during the patient’s initial consultation appointment. Dr. Kent will be able to talk with the patient about what to expect during treatment, as well as how to achieve the best results for a more beautiful, amazing smile!
If you have been curious to learn more about this state-of-the-art way to realign teeth without brackets and wires, contact Dr. Kent and the team at the Smile Center of Buffalo today to learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve straight teeth. Buffalo patients can now seek an alternative to traditional bracket and wire braces in a fun and affordable way!