WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is like wearing braces, except no braces are needed—or seen. This system tosses out the metal wires and brackets and uses clear, medical-grade plastic aligners in their place. These aligners are designed specifically for you, so they fit directly over the teeth, avoiding any gaps that would make them visible to those around you. This means that your treatment will only be between us and you.
How Invisalign Aligners Work
Aligners are made by scanning your teeth with a 3D camera. We then create a virtual 3D model of what your teeth look like now and the result you would like for your new smile. Once we know where we are starting and where we would like to finish, a series of virtual models are printed moving your teeth a fraction of a millimeter, a tenth of a degree eventually creating your one-of-a-kind Lemchen-Salzer smile.
Why You Should Consider the Lemchen-Salzer Invisalign Aligner Treatment
Invisalign is a form of treatment that comes with a lot of benefits. While some are fairly small, others are big enough to take those who are afraid of orthodontic treatment and make them converts. To help you see how Invisalign can help you, let’s take a look at the reasons our patients love it.
While there is nothing shameful about straightening your teeth, you don’t always want to let people know something as personal as medical treatment. Invisalign ensures that you can keep things as quiet as you are comfortable with.
It offers unbeatable comfort. One of the major downsides to braces is that they can be harsh on the tissues of the mouth, rubbing some spots raw until they toughen up and adjust. Invisalign uses smooth plastic that causes no abrasions.
You can remove them when needed. While they need to be in for about 22 hours a day to be effective, you can take them out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This means you do not need to change your diet or oral hygiene habits to accommodate Invisalign.
You know exactly what you are getting into. When we scan your mouth to map the anatomy and make the aligners, we also create mockups of your teeth at every stage of treatment. This allows you to see your smile before we even start treatment.
You will come in to see us less often. While we make our office as comfortable as possible, coming to see us means changing your schedule, and no one wants to do that more than needed. You can see us just every six weeks for a quick visit and then go on your way.
You will enjoy less time in treatment when compared to other methods. It doesn’t shorten treatment time significantly, but Invisalign can take a month or two off treatment time when compared to other methods.