Invisalign orthodontics treatment is a new way to straighten your teeth without metal braces!
If you want your crooked teeth to look better Dr. Ethan Schuman has the solution-
The invisalign technique is personalized for you using a custom-made series of aligners. Because it is almost invisible, it is a great solution for people who always wanted to straighten their teeth but where embarrassed of wearing metal braces.
How it works
Special molds are taken of the patients teeth and from them aligners are created. The aligner trays are made of clear plastic and fit exactly on the patients’ teeth. Wearing the aligners gradually enables the teeth to shift into place according to the treatment plan your dentist created ahead of time.
Cases treated with Invisalign orthodontics
- Gapped teeth- teeth with gaps between them as a result of missing teeth or a difference between the size of the mouth and teeth.
- Overbite- when the upper front teeth cover a large portion of the lower front teeth.
- Underbite- when the lower teeth cover the upper teeth.
- Open bite – when the upper teeth do not make physical contact with the lower teeth.
- Overly crowded teeth.
- Cases of relapse after fixed orthodontic treatment
Advantages of Invisalign orthodontics
- Invisable- because the trays fit right on your teeth they are virtually invisible. This is a huge advantage when it comes to esthetics.
- Coloring- many times when metal braces are finally taken off their suddenly appears a discoloring between the area that was covered by the metal brace and the rest of the tooth. This can also be very unaesthetic and need further treatment even after the teeth are straight.
- Oral hygiene- because the invisalign trays are removable, while straightening your teeth you can continue to care for them and brush and floss. This is very important so as not to create cavities while straightening your teeth.
Dr. Ethan Schuman of St. Louis specializes in the invisalign technique and can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing and while keeping your mouth healthy and clean!