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Have you ever wanted straighter teeth but didn’t want to wear braces? We are pleased to offer our patients Invisalign, a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without affecting your day-to-day life.
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removal retainers called “aligners”. Aligners are custom-made for you and are switched approximately every two weeks as they gradually move your teeth into their straighter position. The aligners are made out of virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth and most people won’t even know it is there. Importantly, the plastic aligners are Bisphenol-A (BPA)-free and phthalate-free.
Aligners are worn almost all hours of the day, but they are removed for eating, brushing and flossing, contact sports which require wearing of a mouthguard, etc. One of the best things about Invisalign is that it is comfortable to wear and has a minimal impact on your day-to-day life.
To begin the process, Dr. Lewinger will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth which will be used to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images, Dr. Lewinger will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, you will be able to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment until the exciting final result. Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made aligners will be created specifically for you. Approximately every two weeks you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment and you will also have check-ups with Dr. Lewinger, usually only every six weeks or so.