Would you like a new smile sooner rather than later? Try Invisalign. Dr. Embury is a trained cosmetic dentist and certified in Invisalign invisible braces in West Seneca. Invisible braces are a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without the long commitment of traditional braces. This orthodontic system developed in the 90s uses computer-engineered precision to gently apply pressure to your teeth enough to shift them into place. The bonus is it all happens while most people don’t even realize you’re wearing them.
The aligning process starts in Dr. Embury’s office. He takes optical impressions of your teeth with a special camera. They are then scanned into a computer. The Invisalign lab then creates 12 to 48 clear plastic aligners and delivers them to Dr. Embury. Dr. Embury will insert the first set of aligners. Every two weeks, you will change to a new set while we monitor your progress every few weeks. Because of the pressure applied from the aligners, your teeth gradually move into place. It usually takes six to 12 months for your teeth to move into the desired position.
Advantages of Invisalign
The advantages of Invisalign invisible braces are that they are convenient, comfortable to wear, are worn for less time, and are clear. They are convenient because you can remove them when you brush, floss, eat and drink, which means you can do all those things as you usually would. They are comfortable to wear because the plastic won’t irritate your tongue or cheeks. Aligners are worn for less time as they take about six to 12 months to straighten teeth compared to the traditional metal braces that take two to three years. And finally, patients love the fact that they appear invisible on your teeth, even close up, so that no one can tell you are wearing them.
Disadvantages of Invisalign
One disadvantage of Invisalign aligners is that they are more expensive than metal braces. Also, a lot of the success of the aligners is patient dependent. For example, a patient must remember to wear the aligners when they are supposed to and must follow the instructions, or the invisible braces won’t work. And, Invisalign doesn’t work for everyone. Some cases require conventional metal braces.
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If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign but aren’t ready to commit to a complete examination, call us for a complimentary consultation, or ask for one online with our appointment request form.