75% of people choose to straighten their teeth for a variety of reasons, from aesthetics to function. Teeth can often be too crowded, too far apart or even need to be rotated to face forward. No one is born perfect, Invisalign® helps you achieve the smile and healthy alignment that you deserve. With over 4 million people in the US are wearing braces at any given time, Invisalign® offers the best of both worlds with teeth straightening that allows you to feel confident during and after wearing them. This is very important because teeth are the second highest cause of insecurity. In addition, dental health is directly related to overall health. Issues like crooked teeth affect physical and mental health and can make it very difficult to live a simple, easy and painless life. Invisalign® works to bring the future you to the surface and helps prepare you to accomplish your goals. Dr. Lichter’s office continuously strives to offer the best and most reliable patient care available. At Joseph Lichter D.D.S., you’re in good hands with good people.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a modern type of braces that is clear and covers the teeth with a nearly invisible cover. Invisalign® allows the wearer to drink water, kiss, speak, and feel confident while in social situations. Invisalign® is a computer generated teeth tray that changes every one to two weeks. Invisalign is used instead of braces and is for people of all ages from teens to people in their 60’s. For teens, Invisalign® offers a unique color changing offer that starts the tray with hidden blue tinted dots and changes to clear when it is time to switch trays.
What happens once I have Invisalign®?
Invisalign® should be worn for 22 hours out of the day. The other 2 hours should be maintenance of the aligners and removal for eating. After brushing your teeth in the morning and night, you should also brush and rinse your tray and then put the aligner back in. We recommend drinking lots of water to ease any dry mouth. As with braces, teeth straightening devices can often cause a little discomfort, but it can usually be relieved with wax and hydration. Braces made from metal can also irritate and cut the gums, while Invisalign® is made from SmartTrack material that provides a comfortable and easy fit. Joseph Lichter’s office recommends Invisalign® to our patients because we know that it has already helped create 2.6 million straight smiles and our patients deserve only the best!
Wearing Your Aligners
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