Dr. Bennett is a certified Invisalign® provider and has performed numerous orthodontic cases with Invisalign®. Invisalign® is a great alternative to traditional braces and barring that you are a good candidate you can have the smile of your dreams in as short as one year. Invisalign® utilizes a series of custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. The aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Bennett plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply use a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you have always wanted. The best part is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
The first step is a free Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Bennett. You and Dr. Bennett will discuss your case in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the treatment. If you and Dr. Bennett decide that you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, then the next step is scheduling your initial Invisalign® records appointment. At this appointment, Dr. Bennett and his staff will take digital X-rays, pictures, and impressions that will be sent directly to Invisalign® where a 3-D image will be created. Dr. Bennett will utilize these images to personalize your treatment plan and determine the exact movements that your teeth will need to make. Dr. Bennett will show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
Once Dr. Bennett has completed your treatment plan, a series of custom-made clear aligners will be created specifically for you. The retainers are made of clear, smooth, BPA free plastic that minimizes any irritation to the gums and cheeks that traditional metal braces often cause. You wear the aligners throughout the day only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss. Your teeth will gradually move into place as you wear each set of aligners.
Approximately every two to three weeks you will be switching to a new set of aligners quickly moving you to the next phase of your orthodontic treatment. Despite changing your aligners every two to three weeks, you will only have to visit Dr. Bennett for a check-up about every six weeks.
Every individual is unique with their orthodontic treatment. Typically for adult cases, a year is necessary. For teens, the length of treatment mirrors that of traditional metal braces; however, vast improvements can be seen more quickly because of the clear aligners. It is recommended that your aligners be worn for 20-22 hours per day throughout your treatment. Visit www.invisalign.com for more details.
Six-Month Smiles are an orthodontic treatment option for adults and teens ages 16 and over, looking to straighten their teeth and improve the look of their smile. Six-Month Smiles utilize clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to create a nearly invisible solution for adults who are looking for a subtle alternative to traditional braces.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles include:
- Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
- Reduced treatment time over other orthodontic methods
- Less expensive that traditional braces
- A beautiful, straight smile!