YOUR CUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN
Once you’ve decided to move forward with Invisalign, we will schedule a complete exam to initiate the process. This is where the works begin. Dr. Le and the team at Aspire Smiles Dental will tak a full set of X-rays and impressions of your teeth.
A comprehensive treatment plan will be mapped out and your custom aligners will be ordered. You’ll receive detailed instructions on how to put on and take off your aligners for optimal results. The dentist and the treatment coordinator will discuss with you the follow up schedule throughout your treatment plan.
YOUR PROGRESS WITH INVISALIGN CLEARS ALIGNERS
Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary Invisalign SmartTrack material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. That’s one of the most wonderful features of these clear aligners. Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out only to eat and to brush and floss.
Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you? For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex.
These are some common concerns doctors treat with Invisalign clear aligners:
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.