What is Invisalign ?

Invisalign is the invisible and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without braces. invisalignWe use a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The Invisalign process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthdontic practices nationwide. However,
only certified dentists like Dr. Schuman in St. Louis can undertake this procedure.Invisilign



How Does Invisalign Work?

invisalignYou wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Schuman has prescribed.

You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Total treatment time averages 11 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Schuman’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the Invisalign company. cleaning of the tooth, the veneer is bonded to the teeth with a special dental cement. This cement is then hardened with a blue curing light.


4 Ways Invisalign Can Drastically Improve Your Life

It is no secret that a smile is powerful. It is a fact  that our smiles, along with our facial features and expressions, offer more than the words we actually speak. The tough part to accept is that not everyone, actually, majority of us, aren’t born with a perfect smile.

There are braces, but they’re bulky, extremely painful, and let’s face it, they’re far from sexy. For patients that desperately want a straight and beautiful smile, without the downsides of braces, there’s Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system used by thousands that straightens your teeth by using a series of removable, custom made, and clear retainer-like aligners. The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so no one even knows you’re wearing them. The best part? Because the Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t have to change your diet, stop eating your favorite foods, or switch your oral care routine.

A beautiful smile does a lot aesthetically, but it can also do a lot for you beyond that. Here are a few ways that improving your smile with Invisalign can improve your life:

  1. Be More Successful at Work

Yes, a beautiful smile really does have the power to make you more successful. Results from one study showed 96% of the sample equated a healthy smile with increased professional success. This success can come to you in your current profession or in changing career paths altogether.

Let’s envision that your boss has a project that is going to be handed to someone on your team. You may be the type to let others take it or step up and be the one to do it. Your approach mainly stems from your self-confidence, which is affected by your smile. A straight smile can give you the confidence to push harder, present more confidently, and take on more projects, all while commanding respect.

  1. Grow Your Friendship Circle

Aside from success in your professional life, a statement smile can improve your personal life. It is known that a nice smile can make you more approachable – studies even show that a smile is the #1 sign of friendliness and approachability. The exact reason for this is unclear, but it likely comes from the fact that a nice smile makes your facial features more proportionate, a big factor in how people think of you and treat you. Here’s to new friends!

  1. Improve Your Health

If you aren’t yet convinced to try out Invisalign for the reasons of improved career success and personal happiness, you will likely be convinced by the fact that a confident smile can improve your overall health.

Smiling is one of the best ways of combating anxiety and lowering your heart rate.  Smiling releases endorphins, your body’s feel good hormone. Flashing your pearly whites can even boost your immune system and help your body fight off illness by increasing your white blood cell count.

The Invisalign Choice is Easy

It really is that simple. Smiling is just so good for you that there is no reason why you shouldn’t be improving yours today. Traditional braces aren’t for everyone, especially if you’re above the age of 20. Luckily there’s another option for achieving straight teeth and getting the smile you’ve dreamed of.

Schedule a no-charge consultation with Dr. Schuman today to learn more about Invisalign and how it can bring you a more successful, happier and healthier life.