New advancements in orthodontics make it possible to have braces which are practically invisible!
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable by other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized removable appliances called “aligners” – no brackets or wires!
Invisalign uses incredible three-dimensional computer imaging technology to create your aligners. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Bosonac can determine if Invisalign is right for you. The examination enables him to develop precise treatment instructions. Invisalign uses their cutting-edge technology to translate his treatment plan into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners.
Patients wear each aligner for about 2 weeks, removing it only for eating, brushing and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move gradually, millimeter by millimeter, week by week, to the final stage of alignment Dr. Bosonac prescribed.
Learn more about Invisalign on their web site at www.invisalign.com.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How often must I wear my aligner?
A: 24 hours daily – remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Q: Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
A: No! Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you may eat whatever you like while in treatment! It is important to brush your teeth and aligners after eating prior to re-inserting to maintain proper hygiene.
Q: Will wearing aligners affect my speech?
A: Like any type of orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you talk, the quicker you’ll adjust!
Q: Is there much discomfort with Invisalign treatment?
A: Typically described as pressure, minor discomfort for a day or two is experienced at the initial insertion of each new stage. This is a sign that Invisalign is working – sequentially moving teeth to their final destination.
Q: Will cigarette smoking stain the aligners?
A: What a great time to kick the habit! We discourage smoking with aligners because it is possible for them to become discolored.
Q: Can I chew gum?
A: Gum will stick to the aligners; remove them to chew or snack.
Q: What’s the best way to clean aligners?
A: Brushing them with a gentle toothpaste and lukewarm water will keep them clean and fresh.
Q: How often must I see Dr. Bosonac while wearing Invisalign?
A: Regular appointments every six weeks will be needed. This will ensure treatment is progressing as planned.
Q: What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving?
A: RETAINERS! All orthodontic patients (whether traditional braces or Invisalign cases) at Dr. Bosonac’s office are instructed to wear retainers forever (just at night!). Studies and statistics provided by the American Association of Orthodontists have shown that teeth can and will move at any time. Sleeping in retainers at night forever ensures a healthy bite and fabulous smile will be maintained for life