Invisalign…When it comes to taking care of your teeth and long term dental health, a little knowledge goes a long way. The sooner you take care of orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, overjets, underbites, and crossbites… the better the chances of keeping your teeth and smile throughout your lifetime.
Did you know the average life expectancy today for men is 76 and women 81?
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums contributes to maintaining a good quality of life over the long haul. Research shows that loss of teeth, especially in later life, causes health issues that can affect how we function in later years.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear aligners to straighten teeth in a quicker amount of time and with fewer office visits than traditional braces. Thousands of orthodontists in the United States and Canada use Invisalign braces to accurately and effectively treat their patients.
The most commonly asked question from our patients is “how long will this treatment take?” With traditional braces, treatment times can take between 18 and 30 months; but with an Invisalign treatment, it may only take between nine to 15 months. That’s almost half the time of traditional braces!
When you begin your Invisalign treatment you will receive several sets of custom-fit aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for only two weeks. After two weeks you can switch your aligners with the next set and continue straightening your teeth. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth, and in just a few months you will have a straighter, healthier smile!
Orthodontic treatment during adolescent years is always the preferred course of action. However, it is never too late to get it straight. At Wilke Orthodontics we treat patients of all ages. For adults who are concerned about the aesthetics of traditional orthodontic care, Invisalign is a great option.