Invisalign Dentist Serving Amherst, NY

Having crooked teeth can lead to all kinds of issues, from low self-esteem to oral health and hygiene problems. As we get older, we're often reluctant to take the drastic step of wearing braces for several years to correct the problem. Fortunately, there's Invisalign - a tooth-alignment system that's virtually non-detectable and is suitable for both teens and adults. At Amherst Dentistry, our friendly and caring team of professionals provides Invisalign to people in the Western New York area as part of our commitment to offering the very best in dental care. We are the Invisalign dentist to trust to fix your teeth. 

Invisalign is an alternative system of tooth alignment that doesn't rely on obtrusive metal and ceramic fixtures. Instead, this system uses clear plastic mouth trays, customized to fit a patient's teeth and mouth. The trays are designed using sophisticated dental imaging equipment and, for most Invisalign patients, their personal Invisalign treament is completed within a year.

There are many advantages to having Invisalign clear aligners as opposed to traditional braces. For one thing, you will hardly notice our clear aligners. Instead of having those metal braces across your mouth, we can provide a plastic aligner that is nearly impossible to see. Also, you won’t have to go through the invasive procedure of having braces bonded or cemented to your teeth. In fact, our clear, plastic aligners are removable. You can take them out and put them back in at your convenience. All this provides you with a better, more discreet look without any discomfort.   

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign works in a similar fashion to traditional braces, in that force is exerted on the teeth to move them into new positions. However, the way the force is exerted is what makes Invisalign unique. With Invisalign, the plastic trays are what exert the force that causes the teeth to shift. Each tray in the series is slightly different from the last, with the first tray being very similar to your original tooth alignment. The last tray represents the tooth alignment goal—the alignment your teeth will be in at the end of treatment. As the patient switches from one tray to the next in the series, their teeth are gradually repositioned into the desired alignment, due to the force exerted by the durable plastic.

Invisalign may be right for you if you have problems with your tooth alignment. These include both minor and moderate problems. Alignment problems include gaps and crowded teeth. Dr. John-Roberts and her team at Amherst Dentistry can help you with your alignment problems. We can help you enjoy the best smile possible. Call us today to schedule a consultation for Invisalign treatment.
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