Crowded or crooked teeth are hard to clean which makes them more vulnerable to decay. Overbites and underbites can cause discomfort and jaw pain. Gaps and crowding can also diminish the appearance of your smile, so here at Hatamian Dentistry we are pleased to offer Invisalign® – clear, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place.
The process begins with either a physical impression or a digital scan of your mouth and teeth. Your dentist then works with the manufacturers at Invisalign to print several sets of clear, removable aligners that are custom fit to your teeth. The aligners are placed directly on top of the teeth and are virtually invisible. They work by gradually applying pressure to your teeth, shifting them into place. Your aligners are meant to be changed every week or 2 to further shift your teeth until they are perfectly straight. The aligners can be changed in the comfort of your own home and requires less intervention from your dentist adding convenience to the process.