What Can Invisalign Do for You?
First of all, Invisalign aligners can straighten crooked and crowded teeth. Those mis-aligned teeth often cause unfavorable cosmetic appearance and make it difficult to brush and floss, which may lead to gum diseases. Invisalign can also eliminate gaps or spaces between teeth. These gaps often form as your jaw grows over time. Not only can these gaps be unattractive, but they can also allow other teeth to shift out of position. Furthermore, Invisalign can correct bite problems, such as malocclusion, deep bite, and underbite.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The first step is a free consultation at Downtown Dental Services. Dr. Lu will conduct a smile assessment and determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. During the smile assessment, you will get a preview of how Invisalign can improve your smile. We will use a digital scanner to create a 3D model of your teeth and show you how they will be aligned by Invisalign. Once both you and your dentist are satisfied with the predicted outcome, we will obtain Invisalign aligners custom-made for your unique teeth. You will need to wear your aligner throughout the day and night except when eating or caring for your teeth. Every month or every two months, you’ll visit Downtown Dental Services. We will track the progress of the tooth movement and give you new sets of aligners. This series of aligners will gently shift your teeth into the correct position over time. Total treatment time is typically 6 to 12 months.