What is Invisalign?
- Invisalign makes it easy to straighten teeth without bands, brackets or wires.
- Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets
- Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t require you to change you busy lifestyle.
- Invisalign treatment time on average is only about a year.
- Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How does Invisalin work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the their final position
- You'll visit Dr. Tenaglia about once every 4-6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 6 - 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment but both will vary from case to case.
Will Invisalign work for me?
- Overcrowding: This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. Overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease.
- Large gap between teeth: This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this issue can also be caused by the other teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues in teeth can cause some periodontal diseases.
- Crossbite: This occurs 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/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
- Overbite: It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
- Underbite: This occurs 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 issue 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.
If you are in Lansing, MI contact Dr. Tenaglia Today, for a Invisalign consultation or call us at 517-347-6733