Choosing an experienced and qualified orthodontist is important when considering Invisalign® treatment. Orthodontists are specialists in procedures designed to straighten the teeth, correct bite and jaw alignment, and enhance the appearance of your smile. Our highly-skilled orthodontist, Dr. Mita Parikh, has gone through extensive Invisalign® training. She has completed the two-year postgraduate orthodontics program at the New York University College of Dentistry, and regularly attends continuing education courses on the latest orthodontic techniques. Her education and training in Invisalign® allows her to provide you with an effective treatment plan which can help you achieve the best possible results.
Invisalign® clear teeth aligners offer a revolutionary new way of straightening your teeth and correcting over- and under-bite issues without having to wear traditional metal braces. This innovative treatment utilizes a system of clear aligners that are removable, comfortable, and virtually invisible. Many patients who have Invisalign® achieve optimal results in less time than it takes with other orthodontic methods. Dr. Victor Oelbaum leads a skilled team of dental care professionals, including an orthodontist with extensive experience performing advanced Invisalign® procedures.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Metal braces can not only be aesthetically unpleasant, they can also be somewhat difficult to deal with and uncomfortable to wear for such an extended period of time. Invisalign® offers many of the same benefits as traditional braces, as well as relief from the disadvantages of wires and metal on your teeth. Benefits of Invisalign® include:
- Virtually invisible teeth aligners
- Aligners that are removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene regimens
- No broken wires or other problems associated with braces that may necessitate an office visit for fixes and adjustments.
- Invisalign® treatment often takes less time to achieve optimal results than other treatments
The Invisalign® Procedure
The Invisalign® procedure begins with an impression of your teeth being taken by Dr. Victor Oelbaum here at our practice. Based on this impression, the Invisalign® clear teeth aligners will be custom-designed for your teeth for the most accurate fit possible. After the aligners have been made, you will receive a series of Invisalign® trays that you will use over the treatment period. Once every two weeks, you will discard the set you are wearing and replace it with the next tray in the series. Each set is a bit different from the last one, ensuring a gradual progression of teeth realignment over a period of about 9 to 15 months. Although the Invisalign® clear teeth aligners should be worn consistently throughout the day, they are completely removable and can be taken out for daily brushing and flossing, eating, drinking, and sleeping as directed by your Orthodontist.
When you have completed your Invisalign® treatment, you should have much straighter teeth and a beautiful new smile!
Although candidates for this procedure are usually adults, Dr. Victor Oelbaum and Associates can recommend a number of effective alternatives for adolescents and children who require teeth straightening or correction of overbite/underbite issues.
Please contact Dr. Victor Oelbaum for more information on Invisalign® clear teeth aligners.