November 19, 2016
Are you hesitant to change your crooked smile? Do you wish to avoid metal or ceramic braces with their obvious appearance and inconveniences? Invisalign clear aligners from Maricopa dentist, Dr. Ehfad M. Shah, may be your answer. Invisible, comfortable and quicker than traditional orthodontics, Invisalign aligners treat a variety of orthodontic problems in older teens and adults. Find out if they could help your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a orthodontic correction done a whole new way. Unlike traditional braces with their metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of 18 to 30 clear acrylic aligners that resemble professional teeth whitening trays.
Changed out every two weeks, each aligner pair moves crooked teeth into better positions according to a customized treatment plan. The aligners are smooth, biocompatible and non-irritating to soft oral tissues, and perhaps most attractive to older teens and adults, the aligners are practically invisible.
Dr. Ehfad Shah of Cobblestone Dental Center in Maricopa recommends Invisalign for individuals with mild to moderate orthodontic problems such as:
- Tooth rotation
- Overjet (protruding front teeth)
While traditional braces are the standard for very complex orthodontic correction, Invisalign successfully treats a wide variety of concerns. Plus, unlike SixMonth Smiles, Invisalign addresses problems in the front and back of the mouth, including bite issues.
Dr. Shah qualifies patients with oral examination, digital X-rays and three-dimensional imaging. He custom-makes a treatment plan to send to a special Invisalign lab. At the lab, a skilled technician fabricates each aligner pair in the series. The aligners accomplish specific tasks toward molding that perfectly straight smile.
Besides their discreet appearance and comfort, Invisalign aligners are convenient. Patients wear them 20 to 22 hours a day. The system imposes no dietary restrictions as with traditional braces or SixMonth Smiles. Patients simply remove their appliances for meals and to brush and floss their teeth as usual. Cleaning the aligners is as easy as a gentle brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste.
Also, patients visit Dr. Shah every four to six weeks for progress checks and to get the next pairs of aligners. There are no lengthy, complex or painful appliance adjustments.
Finally, patients enjoy removing their aligners for special occasions such as weddings and job interviews. With Invisalign, getting straight, beautiful teeth can be a confident experience. There’s no need to hide your smile when you wear Invisalign aligners. And, total treatment times average 12 months, far shorter than the average two to two and a half years typical of metal braces.
What Would You Do for a New Smile?
Correction with Invisalign clear aligners may be just what you need for that perfect set of teeth. Contact the team at Cobblestone Dental Center today to arrange an Invisalign consultation. Bring your questions. Dr. Shah will be happy to answer them.
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