Invisalign® Teeth Straightening

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system using medical-grade clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into their correct positions through a computer-planned schedule. It is an excellent alternative to traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontic treatment and an ideal choice for adults not wanting to endure a mouthful of metal.

 Benefits of Invisalign

The benefits of Invisalign aligners are that they can be easily removed for normal eating, drinking, brushing and flossing; and there are no dietary restrictions. The clear aligners are nearly invisible; most people cannot tell you are wearing them. They are also more comfortable than wire braces and since they do not require regular adjustments, you spend less time in the dentist’s office.

The Invisalign Process

Invisalign aligners are custom fit. To begin the process, your dentist will take impressions and images of your teeth as they are now. These are submitted to a lab where 3D dimensional modeling software generates a treatment plan and the series of aligners you will need. You may receive between 15 and 30 aligners for your personalized treatment program. The treatment plan technology allows patients to view their own virtual progression so you can see how your teeth will look at the completion of your treatment.

To work properly, aligners must be worn at least 22 hours per day. Treatment time is often less than traditional braces and can typically last between 12 and 18 months, but may be shorter for minor adjustments.

Each set of aligners is exchanged for the next in the series every two weeks by the patient. And little by little, with each new set of aligners, your teeth will be straightened. Your dentist will check your progress about every six weeks.

Visit the Invisalign website for more information.

Miracle Dentist

My family and I have known Dr. Kim as our family dentist for 15 years. I am now 79 years young and having root canals redone, tooth extraction and 7 new crowns. This has been a very technical and tedious procedure over several visits. Each one lasting at least 3 hours. Dr. Kim has a surgical room with equipment that would rival a hospital operating room. The most expressive part of the practice is Dr. Kim himself. He is overly qualified so can not be called just a dentist. He is and has always continued going back to school to qualify in all the new procedures available. Dr. Kim is the only dentist that I will trust to do all the work he is now doing for me. His staff is so caring and professional. You have no fears in his office because they are practicing every form of sanitizing. The office is over seen by a special lady called Helen that goes out of her way to walk you through scheduling, insurance and followup. What ever your dental needs, feel safe and secure in Dr. Kim’s hands. The best part of my on going procedures is the care and concern to my comfort and well-being
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