Crooked teeth can have a negative impact on both oral health and self-esteem, but the prospect of wearing metal braces for several years is a big deterrent for people who want to improve their smile. Now, with Invisalign®, you can improve your smile without the inconveniences of a mouth full of metal braces! At Leading Smiles, Dr. Sapienza offers the clear brace alternative to patients looking for a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic experience.
The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear aligners to gently and gradually move teeth to the targeted position. The technologically advanced aligner system utilizes unique mouth trays made from sturdy medical-grade plastic. The trays are custom-fit for each patient, who receives a series of up to 28 tray sets, each of which is in succession to slowly shift your teeth into the desired position. The trays are worn 22 hours a day, and by switching out to a new set every two weeks, patients will begin to see the results in a short period of time. Invisalign® can be used as a stand-alone orthodontic treatment, or as part of a multifaceted full mouth restoration that includes other procedures such as veneers, bridges, or dental implants.
Prior to using Invisalign®, Dr. Sapienza will examine your oral health and treat any decay or damage to the teeth prior to starting treatment. When Invisalign® is used as part of a full mouth restoration, other components of your long-term care will be completed after your orthodontic treatment is complete. New crowns, bridges, dental implants or veneers are most successful when placed after your natural teeth are in their final alignment.
Dr. Sapienza is dedicated to providing patients with a positive experience and long-lasting functional and aesthetic results. Contact Leading Smiles today to find out more about Invisalign® or to schedule your next appointment!