Dublin area dentist describes Invisalign orthodontics
When patients are unhappy with the alignment of their smiles, they may be hesitant to visit a dentist about this concern because they know that orthodontics will play a part in repairing this imperfection. Orthodontics often brings to mind metal bracket and wire braces. For adults, this concept can be embarrassing, especially if they are in high-powered careers. However, there is a way to address misalignment of the dental bite and the arch without using metal – this is done with the use of Invisalign orthodontics.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of Dublin’s StarBrite Dental is a dentist who is proud to offer Invisalign orthodontics as an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of gluing brackets to the teeth and then using wire to pull them into alignment, the Invisalign method works with a clear aligner tray. This tray is worn over the dental arch and it can gently provide the same results in a more discreet manner. Invisalign trays are made with professional-grade acrylics that are custom-made to cover the dental arch. There are a series of trays made at the beginning of treatment, and patients will wear each one for two weeks before moving onto the next tray in the series. This succession of wearing trays to reposition the teeth is just as effective as traditional braces and much less noticeable. Invisalign is perfect for patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of the bite and dental arch and want to achieve a more attractive smile without the use of conventional metal brackets and wires. Most patients can achieve a more attractive smile in less than a year with Invisalign.
Many adult patients who are ready to address malocclusion are interested in hearing about the use of Invisalign to accomplish these goals. Invisalign is affordable, effective, and discreet, and can be done in our practice. If you want to learn more, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental in Dublin today to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign aligner therapy.