Malocclusion or misalignment of teeth is a common condition experienced by many patients. Depending on how the teeth erupt through the gum line, some patients may experience overcrowding, gaps, or crooked teeth. This can be addressed. A typical dentist in the Phoenix, AZ area may refer a patient to an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in malocclusion and provides braces and retainers. However, many patients can avoid this and enjoy a more discreet alternative known as Invisalign.
Why Choose Invisalign as an Alternative for Braces
Invisalign is available to patients who have mild to moderate malocclusion. They can realign their teeth to improve the dental arch and the bite. Instead of using brackets and wires made of unsightly metal, patients wear trays made of clear plastic to gently move teeth into alignment. The exciting part about Invisalign is that patients can wear their trays day and night and still feel confident and beautiful. This is because others will not notice the trays while patients are wearing them.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign does require strict compliance. Without wearing the trays, the teeth cannot be repositioned as desired. Not wearing the trays all day and all night may result in delays or the need for additional trays to be made throughout the process – resulting in a higher cost and delaying the results. We encourage patients to only remove their trays when they are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Otherwise they should be worn to achieve the results expected. The number of trays in a series will vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their misalignment.
Additionally, Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center is proud to offer a more advanced treatment that is integrated with Invisalign called Propel. Propel provides bone stimulation and alveocentesis which can speed up the process, allowing patients to obtain results faster and shorten their treatment time. In fact, treatment time can be improved by 50% when incorporating Propel with traditional Invisalign orthodontics.
Dr. Sameet Koppikar is a dentist who is excited to help his patients repair their smiles discreetly, comfortably, and affordably. Contact us today by calling (602) 954-8200 to discuss the many possibilities for enhancing the smile in his Phoenix, AZ area practice.