If you have crowded or crooked teeth and dream of a more balanced smile, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Invisalign provides an alternative to metal braces that’s more comfortable and discreet. At Chesterfield Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Melba Akinwande, DDS, and the team are certified Invisalign providers. To make an appointment for yourself or your child, call the office in Chesterfield, Missouri, or book online today.
Invisalign is an aligner system that improves the position of your teeth and jaw. Unlike metal braces, there aren’t brackets or archwires involved. Instead, you wear a series of removable mouthpieces made from SmartTrack, an FDA-approved plastic. SmartTrack doesn’t contain gluten, latex, or other additives, making it safe for pregnant people and those with allergies.
At Chesterfield Dentistry, the team uses Invisalign to correct various alignment problems, including:
You might also be a candidate for Invisalign if you have a bite abnormality like crossbite, underbite, or overbite.
At Chesterfield Dentistry, Invisalign treatment begins with reviewing your dental records and an oral exam. Your provider also takes cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans (a particular type of X-ray).
If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, you qualify for orthodontics. Your provider uses the iTero intraoral scanner to capture digital impressions of your mouth. They upload your impressions to a computer program and map out the movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing the treatment plan, your provider sends the blueprint to an Invisalign lab. Technicians at the lab design and manufacture your first pair of custom aligners. When the aligners are ready, you visit Chesterfield Dentistry to try them on.
During treatment, you visit the office every few weeks. Your provider monitors your progress at each checkup and prescribes a new set of aligners. Each new set gradually improves the position of your teeth and jaw.
The team at Chesterfield Dentistry delivers excellent results from start to finish. If necessary, they can even make aesthetic modifications, like teeth whitening or veneers, once you’re finished.
Orthodontics with Invisalign typically takes 12-18* months, but it may take longer depending on the alignment issues treated. To reduce the risk of complications, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
To learn more about Invisalign, call Chesterfield Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.