For many years, patients with misaligned or crooked teeth were forced to correct the condition with conventional metal braces. Through the use of metal brackets fitted to the front of teeth, an arch wire to apply pressure to the teeth in a controlled fashion and other components such as rubber bands; teeth eventually were moved into their ideal position. This entire process was very slow and could often take upwards of two years. During this time the patient was faced with difficulties with diet, cleaning and of course; appearance.
In the late 1990s a revolutionary approach to orthodontics was introduced; the product is known as Invisalign. Invisalign has become very popular, not only because it is virtually impossible to see, it can be removed for eating and cleaning and, the process can reduce the time to realign and straighten teeth from about two years to one. Although one year is a dramatic improvement there are patients who find even a year to be too long. For these patients there is a revolutionary new technology; accelerated Invisalign in West Loop.
How does Accelerated Invisalign work?
Invisalign does not use brackets, wires, rubber bands, etc to straighten teeth. Invisalign is a series of trays, known as aligners, which are changed every two weeks. Each aligner is slightly different, over time they manipulate the position of teeth to perfection. Accelerated Invisalign in West Loop compliments the force applied by Invisalign. The device fits over the Invisalign aligner, using vibration, the device accelerates the remodeling of the jaw bone.
The result is a remarkable improvement in the time it takes to straighten teeth. Tooth movement is accelerated by as much as 50 percent, shortening the time required to correct the problem accordingly.
The activator fits over the aligner and runs for only twenty minutes every day. As the patient you are free to choose your time, early in the morning or in the evening.
Invisalign aligners and accelerated Invisalign in West Loop are available from Washington Dental Care. You are invited to make an early appointment to discuss the process and how you can have straight teeth in half the time. Visit washingtondentalcare.net for invisalign.