Are you looking for a modern approach to straightening out your pearly whites without having to have metal braces or wires stuck to your teeth? Invisalign® may be exactly what you are looking for. Invisalign® handles a variety of dental issues, from crowding and spacing to underbites and overbites. Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to them, with minimal mouth and gum irritation and with very little impact on your schedule due to a low number of dental visits.
Invisalign® gives you the confidence of a great smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a custom-made series of virtually invisible aligners made of a thermoplastic material that look similar to teeth-whitening trays. These aligners are custom-made for you, to shift your teeth in the sequence determined by Dr. Bernard Lynch. Over the course of your treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners created only for you. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position. It takes about two weeks for each aligner to make the shifts needed for your teeth to fit into the next aligner set, which will continue the straightening process.
What is the process?
You will have a consultation with Dr. Bernard Lynch where your case will be discussed in detail and he will determine if Invisalign® is right for you. Dr. Bernard Lynch will take x-rays, pictures and impression scans of your teeth, which Invisalign® will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these detailed images, Dr. Bernard Lynch will chart a precise treatment plan, including the exact shifts of your teeth, and he will tell you the approximate length of time for your treatment. This digital technology also allows Dr. Bernard Lynch to show you a virtual representation of exactly how your teeth will shift with each stage of treatment.
Change your Invisalign® aligner every two weeks
About every two weeks, a new set of aligners will be ready for you to wear. This does not mean you need to make an appointment to see Dr. Bernard Lynch every two weeks. On the contrary, you will only need occasional check ups usually every 6 weeks so that Dr. Bernard Lynch can monitor your progress. To get the best results and a timely outcome, it is highly recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, till the end of your treatment. At every stage, you will be amazed to see how much closer you are to having the perfect smile that’s a true reflection of you.
How long does Invisalign® take?
Like all orthodontics, Invisalign® timing depends entirely on the complexity of the case. The average treatment time for Invisalign® is 12 months, but some treatments have taken less than 6 months while others have taken two years. The aligners provide approximately .25mm of movement to the teeth per aligner. The more crowded your teeth are the more time it will take.
Get a beautiful and confident smile with straight and aligned teeth with Invisalign®. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bernard Lynch at Dental Care Burke to find out if Invisalign® is right for you!