Having straight teeth is important not only for children, but for adults as well. As we grow older, our teeth tend to grow inward, creating crowding - a common problem for many teens and adults. As a result, it may be difficult to keep teeth clean and healthy. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system at Terrana Orthodontics can treat the crowding and thereby help you maintain your dental health. It can also help you get the smile you've always wanted!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is made to fit your lifestyle:
Clear, virtually invisible aligners
Removable, will not get in the way of your activities
Easy to remove to eat, brush, and floss
More comfortable than traditional braces
Lighter gentler forces
No wires or braces means less overall adjustments and less office visits
Graduate to a new set of aligners about every one to two weeks
Easy to monitor your progress with regular appointments with Dr. Anthony Terrana
How Long Will Treatment Take?
Every patient is different and treatment times vary. Treatment time may be comparable to that of traditional braces. It varies, depending on your needs, but in some cases, Invisalign works in less than a year.
Why See An Orthodontist?
Many dentists are now offering Invisalign to their patients after taking only a brief weekend course from the Invisalign Company. However, only a licensed specialist in Orthodontics like Dr. Terrana has taken an additional 2-3 years of study in growth and occlusion beyond Dental School and has passed the National Specialty Board Examination.
Not all teens and adults are candidates for the Invisalign aligner system. Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Terrana to see if the Invisalign system is right for you.