Put Invisalign to work for you
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
The first step in Invisalign treatment is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After your consultation with one of our Norman, Oklahoma orthodontists, they will create a roadmap for your treatment plan. After this plan is created, it will be sent off to a lab, where clear, plastic tray aligners are created that will be used in succession to gradually straighten your teeth.
Depending on the treatment plan, your treatment might include as little as 12 trays (or as many as 48!) and your orthodontist will give you instructions on how and when to use them.
Each aligner is worn for two weeks on average and is only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
Choosing an Invisalign Provider
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult.
Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Besides the obvious unobtrusive, clear method for getting a straighter smile, Invisalign offers you the freedom to achieve your perfect smile without the metal. These clear aligners are worn on average 22 hours per day. This allows you to remove the aligners to eat, brush your teeth and floss or for special occasions, when you don’t want your treatment to interfere with your lifestyle.
Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to eat and drink what you’d like, without the worry of breaking a bracket or loosening a wire. Office visits for Invisalign users range from every five to six weeks, and at each visit you will be able to see just how much closer you’ve gotten to achieving your smile.
Invisalign for Teens and Kids
For teens who may be conscious of their appearance or are looking for another alternative to braces, Invisalign Teen is a great option. Forget those metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. The removable aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means teens can get the straight smile they want without anyone knowing.
By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces.
These conditions include:
- Overly crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
Your Invisalign Specialist
Drs. Craig and Streight are specially trained to offer Invisalign to patients in their practice. To learn more about Invisalign, or what you can expect from treatment at Craig & Streight Orthodontics, fill our our online form to have our staff contact you, or call our office (405) 321-1926.