People have always wanted straighter teeth; this desire dates back to the very distant past. Archaeologists unearthed the mummified remains of ancients with rudimentary metal bands around their teeth. Aristotle and Hippocrates pondered about possible methods for straightening teeth. In Egypt, a Roman tomb was discovered containing remains with teeth bound with gold wire. In the 1700s, a piece of precious metal shaped like a horseshoe was employed for expanding arches. In the 1800s, a wire crib with gum elastics was used. In the 1900s, the original metal-mouth braces were developed. Thankfully, today we can benefit from Invisalign braces in Phoenix AZ, Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his skilled staff has extensive training, skill, and experience with this method of straightening teeth.
In 1997, Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth, students at Stanford University used 3-D computerized imaging to create the Invisalign method. In 2000, the aligners were made available to the public. Now, more than a million people are enjoying the results of their Invisalign technology.
A trained and skilled dentist like Dr. Sameet Koppikar can use the Invisalign technology to treat most patients, both teen and adult. There is a variety of Invisalign options, and one may be perfect for you. Originally, Invisalign was only appropriate for treating minor alignment issues, but with advances in the technology, Invisalign can be used to successfully treat serious issues such as underbite, overbite, jaw problems, crowded teeth, spaced teeth, and crossbite. With the latest advancements, Invisalign offers Precision Cuts, which, using elastics, can effectively correct severe bite issues.
The process to get Invisalign begins with a consultation with Dr. Koppikar at Biltmore Dental Center. He will make a digital 3D image of your teeth and have the aligner trays custom made from the image. You will be given a series of the clear, nearly invisible aligners, which you will change about every two weeks as the movement of your teeth progresses. Your dental issues will be corrected in about the same length of time that traditional braces would require.
There are many benefits to Invisalign, they are comfortable to wear because they are smooth, they are removable for eating and cleaning, they are virtually invisible, and they require less doctor visits. Call Biltmore Dental Center today for a consultation to learn if there is an Invisalign option that is perfect for you.