Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a great option for people who would like to straighten their teeth, but would like to avoid the unsightliness, discomfort, and hassles associated with traditional orthodontics treatment. This alternative to braces has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among adults.

Invisalign uses clear, removable plastic aligners which gradually straighten your teeth. Because they are clear, your Invisalign aligners will not be noticed by others, eliminating the stigma associated with a mouth full of metal.

While Invisalign is an excellent orthodontics option, it is not right for everyone. The best way to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign is to speak with Dr. Michael Negru in person. Please call (503)848-3606 today to schedule a consultation at our Beaverton cosmetic dentistry office.

Benefits of Invisalign

You will enjoy the following benefits when you choose Invisalign instead of traditional braces:

  • Invisible – The clear aligners are virtually undetectable to others, making them a great option for adults who do not want to have metal braces that are visible for all to see.
  • Improved comfort – The aligners are made of plastic and have smooth edges, eliminating the irritation caused by metal brackets and wires interacting with your teeth and gums.
  • Customized treatment – An impression of your teeth and bite will be used to construct a customized set of Invisalign aligners. This ensures your treatment will be tailored to your unique orthodontic issues.
  • Removable – You can take out your aligners when eating, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. You can also remove them for brushing and flossing, which improves your ability to maintain good daily oral hygiene practices.
  • Fewer office visits – You will only need to visit our Beaverton cosmetic dentistry office once every 4-6 weeks, cutting down the number of office visits substantially compared to what is required for traditional orthodontic treatment

The Invisalign Process

An impression of your teeth will be taken and sent to the Invisalign lab for use in creating your customized aligners. Each aligner will be worn for about 2 weeks so that it can gradually shift your teeth closer to their ideal position. You will then move on to the next aligner in the series. This process is repeated until your treatment is complete and you have straight, beautiful teeth.

It is important to wear your aligners for a minimum of 20 hours a day in order to receive the full benefit of your treatment. As a general rule, if you are not eating or brushing your teeth, the aligners should be in your mouth.

Invisalign Candidates

Invisalign is most effective when treating minor to moderate crowding, spacing, and rotation issues. However, Invisalign typically does not achieve the best results for patients with major orthodontic and bite alignment issues. In these cases, Dr. Negru may recommend:

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