Achieve Excellent Results with Invisalign® Clear Braces in Naples
For adults and teens, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be discouraging. Invisalign® clear braces offer a virtually invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Dr. Roger Koslen provides Invisalign clear braces for Naples and the surrounding areas. This method of teeth-straightening entails wearing a series of custom-made aligning trays. These trays gradually reposition teeth by being replaced every two weeks with the next tray in the series. Invisalign clear braces are both discreet and convenient, as they are removable to enable eating as well as thorough brushing and flossing.
What Kind of Bite Problems can Invisalign Correct?
There are some cases of severe bite misalignment that may require traditional braces, but Invisalign corrects most orthodontic issues. When worn for 22 hours per day as instructed, our patients have been extremely happy with their results.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:
- Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.
What does Invisalign Treatment involve?
A three-dimensional digital image of your teeth and jaw is obtained. Dr. Koslen works closely with the Invisalign lab to plan the exact way each tooth will be moved into the proper position. A simulation is created to provide a clear illustration of the treatment process.
When moving forward with Invisalign treatment, a unique set of aligners is crafted. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch are typical.
What are some Considerations When Wearing Invisalign Trays?
The Invisalign trays are designed to fit comfortably and our patients quickly become accustomed to wearing them. At the end of treatment, those who desire both a straighter and brighter smile can use the last tray with our professional take-home teeth whitening gel.
If you have questions about Invisalign Clear Braces, Call our Naples Office
Our warm and friendly staff is happy to help!