Invisalign - Alternative to braces

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to straighten the teeth. It is a modern approach to the metal braces and a new revolution in teeth straightening.

No one likes to smile with metal braces on. This is common among adults and teens that are unable to enjoy what they do because of the ever conscious feeling of braces. Invisalign offers an almost invisible, custom-made series of aligners to straighten the teeth without any metal braces. The ease of use and aesthetic appeal has made it the ideal choice for many patients.

Dr. Kantarovich will refer his patients to a certified Orthodontic specialist who will perform a Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you. The orthodontist then takes x-rays and pictures to create a 3-D image which will help draw up a plan of treatment. The Orthodontist can also show you how your smile will look post treatment.

The custom-made, plastic aligners are very comfortable and can be removed on occasion. Make sure your remove them when you eat, drink and brush/floss. You will start noticing a gradual shift in your teeth almost immediately. You will need to visit the orthodontist almost every 3-4 weeks to change your aligning trays to fit the new tooth formation. Within six months to a year you will be seeing the affects and have a straighter and healthier smile.

Invisalign can correct a wide variety of dental problems such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Large gaps between the teeth
  • Overbite: This occurs when the upper teeth completely cover the lower teeth.
  • Under Bite: Under bite occurs when the lower teeth tend to cover the upper teeth.
  • Open Bite: Open bite is when the lower and upper teeth are unable to come together to create a proper bite.
  • Cross Bite: This occurs when the upper teeth bite on the inside portion of the lower teeth.

Invisalign is extremely comfortable and effective. People will not notice that you are wearing aligners and this will not disrupt your lifestyle. Dr. Kantarovich and the orthodontist are committed to bring you back a more confident and impressive smile.