No One Needs to Know You’re Straightening Your Teeth
How would you like to straighten your teeth and correct common orthodontic conditions without the need for noticeable, uncomfortable metal braces?
Invisalign® teeth aligners involve no brackets or wires and are designed to provide patients with more discreet orthodontic treatment.
Made of clear plastic material, Invisalign® removable aligners have helped patients all over the world successfully straighten their teeth without others even noticing they are undergoing treatment.
This advanced procedure is one of the many ways our cosmetic dentists at Germantown Dental Group can give you a more beautiful, healthier-looking smile!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is an advanced orthodontic system designed to improve mild to moderate teeth misalignment utilizing a series of removable aligners. When worn as directed, the clear Invisalign® trays should gradually move the teeth into a straighter, better-aligned position.
The treatment can also help patients affected by common bite irregularities.
Who's a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
Candidacy for Invisalign® is determined in our office during a consultation with one of our dentists.
In general, this revolutionary orthodontic treatment is often an excellent option for patients who are bothered by one or more of the following dental issues:
Gaps or spaces between the teeth
Underbite, overbite, or crossbite
Invisalign vs. Braces
Compared to traditional metal braces, the key advantages of Invisalign include:
- Custom-designed teeth aligners that appear virtually invisible on the teeth
- Aligners are removable for daily oral hygiene routines, as well as eating and drinking
- Greater comfort than traditional metal braces
In addition to these benefits, patients will often experience faster treatment times with Invisalign, and the aligners typically allow for fewer office visits and adjustments than standard braces generally require.
One of our experienced dentists will meet with you for an initial consultation and perform a comprehensive oral evaluation.
During this appointment, our dentist can determine if Invisalign is the best option for your needs.
iTero Element® Digital Impressions for Invisalign
Germantown Dental Group now offers an advanced, more comfortable dental impression process with the iTero Element® Digital Scanner. This futuristic technology removes many of the drawbacks associated with traditional impression techniques.
The iTero Element® digital scanning system does not require you to endure messy, gooey putties in order to make a physical mold of your teeth. In fact, the iTero Element® involves a simple scanning technique that utilizes a handheld wand gently guided over all sides of your teeth.
The images captured by the wand will be fed to a computer, which will almost instantaneously create a 3-Dimensional digital impression that can be used to create your Invisalign® teeth aligners.
This state-of-the-art system allows for extremely precise impressions, which will serve as the foundation for the development of your aligners. The process is much more efficient than what is necessary to create a traditional putty impression; in most cases, the creation of the digital impression can be completed in under three minutes.
One of the other major benefits of the iTero Element® digital scanning procedure is its ability to simulate what your smile can potentially look like after treatment with Invisalign.
Once the impression is created, our dentist will show you the image on the screen.
Through the use of the iTero Element’s advanced computer software, an Invisalign outcome simulation can then be produced, showing you what the treatment may be capable of before you even have the procedure.
Ultimately, the iTero Element digital scanning technology makes it possible for you to have more precise treatment, aligners that offer the best fit, and results that are in line with your expectations.