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Dentist in Carmel Outlines Benefits of Invisalign

January 15, 2017

Invisalign aligners straighten smiles invisibly. Your dentist in Carmel, Dr. David Kristoff, tells how they are preferable to traditional braces.

When you smile or laugh in public, you feel embarrassed about your crooked, gapped teeth. Invisalign clear aligners from your dentist in Carmel, Dr. David J. Kristoff, straighten smiles comfortably, discreetly and quickly. In fact, you could have a beautiful new smile in about a year, and without the hassles and obvious look of metal or ceramic braces.

Very Discreet Treatment

So clear that few people notice them, Invisalign aligners in Carmel provide the orthodontic correction many older teens and adults desire. But, Invisalign treatment avoids lifestyle impact and “metal mouth look” of typical metal wire and bracket braces.

Custom-made from BPA-free acrylic and fitting snugly over top and bottom teeth, these innovative appliances move teeth into healthier positions quickly–in approximately one year. Metal or ceramic braces can take at least double that time.

Appropriate for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign aligners may be removed for easy cleaning. Just brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste, rinse and replace.

In addition, the aligners :

  • Cause no soft tissue irritation common with metal or ceramic braces
  • Do not restrict dietary choices (feel free to eat bagels, pizza crust, celery or nuts)
  • Require no complex oral hygiene routines
  • Need no time-consuming adjustments

Normally, Invisalign patients wear 18 to 30 aligner pairs during the course of treatment. Each pair is worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, and it’s changed every 2 weeks. The patient sees Dr. Kristoff every four to six weeks for a progress check and to receive the next pairs of aligners.

Candidates for Invisalign

Older teens and adults who can comply with the treatment plan make great candidates. Through oral examination, photos, and digital X-rays, the dentist determines if Invisalign is the right course of treatment. If so, he submits a care plan to the Invisalign lab where a technician crafts the aligner pairs according to a three-dimensional model of the patient’s mouth.

Invisalign fixes many mild to moderate alignment issues, such as:

  • Tooth rotation
  • Tooth tipping
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Overjet (protruding front teeth)
  • Gaps
  • Overcrowding

Benefits of Invisalign

Patients like that no one can  tell they are wearing braces. Also, patients enjoy that the aligners are removable; so they can take them out for brushing and flossing, for meals and for special events such as job interviews or weddings.

Most importantly, patients like the results: they are no longer embarrassed over the appearance of their smiles. Plus, well-aligned smiles are simpler to clean, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign smiles increase self-confidence and make a first impression a great impression.

Could Invisalign Help Your Smile?

Find out by contacting Kristoff and Associates Family Dentistry for an orthodontic consultation. Dr. Kristoff will tell you if Invisalign clear aligners are your best choice for a winning smile.

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