Well, you are in the right place, Arden Dental is known as an elite Invisalign® provider creating beautiful smiles and your treatment will be diagnosed and monitored by an Invisalign® trained orthodontic specialist.
When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to your mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® clear aligners. it’s a thin plastic covering or “tray” that fits over your top and/or bottom teeth. You’ll wear a series of aligners that will gradually move your teeth into better positions. Here’s how they work: Each aligner is custom-made with the help of a computer program that takes into account exactly where your teeth are now, and how they need to be moved. You’ll wear each tray for two weeks or so, to shift your teeth slightly, and then you’ll go on to the next, which is slightly different. Over time, all of the small movements will add up to a big change!
As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic. Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth as metal or clear braces are, clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for tooth-brushing and flossing. This advantage can also be a disadvantage: It means you must resist the temptation to take your aligners out more than is advised.
Is a clear aligner right for you? It all depends on what kind of orthodontic treatment you need. Traditional metal braces still work best in some situations — and you might be surprised to find that they’re still a popular option for many teenagers and adults as well!
Improved Oral Hygiene — With an orthodontic appliance that is removable, you will be able to clean your teeth much more easily than if you were wearing metal braces.
A Discreet Look — If you consider your orthodontic treatment to be a private matter, or simply feel that metal braces don’t fit with your self-image, a practically invisible form of orthodontic treatment might suit you.
More Dietary Choices — To protect metal wires and braces, some diet modifications are necessary. With clear aligners, you can still bite into an apple or a crispy pizza crust.
Comfort — The thin, flexible material of which Invisalign is made will not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, as metal wires and braces can.
Teeth-Grinding Protection — If you have a teeth-grinding or clenching habit, clear aligners can function as thin nightguards that will protect your teeth from excessive wear.
We will examine your teeth, jaws and take digital X-rays. Our expert team will then be able to determine whether or not Invisalign® is the right product for you, even demonstrating the future results that you can possibly expect to achieve. Afterwards an impression of your teeth will be taken and it will be submitted to the Invisalign® laboratory, which will create custom aligners using 3D technology.
You can expect to receive your first set of aligners. After two weeks, you will receive a new replacement set of aligners and insert them in place of the old. Although you will receive a new set of aligners every two weeks, you will normally only need a checkup at our office once every six weeks.
It is difficult to calculate the exact price for your personalized treatment as everyone’s situation is different. Call Dr. Arkady Pavlov at Arden dental Services, P.C for your Free Consultation. Dr Pavlov is a leading Invisalign® dentist in the area and has successfully completed over three hundred cases in 2016. Different payment options are available to fit any budget. Most patients start with as low as
As mentioned above, one of the main advantages of the Invisalign system is that the trays can be removed for easy cleaning. So please don’t neglect to do this! You’ll need to brush your teeth after every meal or snack so that food and plaque do not get trapped in the aligners, which could promote tooth decay and gum disease. Your aligners, too, will have to be cleaned regularly; you can do this by brushing them and then rinsing them with lukewarm water.
Also, please keep in mind that while wearing clear aligners is very different from wearing braces, the importance of retaining your post-treatment results is exactly the same. You’ll want to be sure to wear your retainer(s) exactly as prescribed after your treatment is completed to protect your investment in a beautiful new smile.