Crooked teeth are a common problem among teens and adults, but most people can’t afford to put their life on hold for traditional braces. This is why Dr Ritzau and Dr Livingston love Invisalign, and are one of the few Invisalign Premier Providers in the area. Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to traditional orthodontia.
However, having straight teeth isn’t just about a beautiful smile. It is also about keeping your teeth healthy. Crowded or gapped teeth can make teeth difficult to clean, which could cause gum erosion and cavities. Crooked teeth can also cause bite problems, which could injure your teeth or jaws. Straightening your teeth can save you from future significant dental problems.
Invisalign has been the clear choice for over 3 million people worldwide. The virtually clear aligners adjust your smile without the inconvenience of metal braces.
Invisalign aligners are removable to allow for normal daily activities, such as eating, drinking, and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Your first step towards a straighter smile is to come in for a consultation. We will assess your bite, take impressions, and map out a treatment plan. You will then receive a series of aligners that you will switch out approximately every 14 days. Your smile will get straighter with every new aligner.
How many hours a day would I have to wear the aligners?
For optimal results, we recommend wearing aligners for 22 hours a day. Ideally, you should only be taking out your aligners for mealtimes and to brush and floss.
How long does treatment last?
The length of treatment depends on your individual case, and we can determine an approximate length during your consultation. The average time for adults is about 12 months, and for teens, the length is comparable to the amount of time for traditional braces.