Invisalign is an effective treatment option for a wide range of orthodontic and cosmetic dental concerns. The clear aligners provide teen and adult patients with a discreet option for realigning crooked teeth, closing gaps, fixing underbites, and improving the overall aesthetic of their smiles.
Dr. Marvin Kaplan is an Invisalign provider with comprehensive exams and a consultative approach to dentistry that make him uniquely qualified to help patients address cosmetic orthodontic concerns.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Many patients can benefit from Invisalign treatment. The ideal candidate for Invisalign has a mature bite and is looking for a discreet way to adjust mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Orthodontic relapse
Adult patients who have had previous orthodontic work may experience orthodontic relapse later in life. Invisalign is a great option for gradually shifting crooked teeth back into alignment.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Virtually invisible
- Removable for brushing and flossing
- Predictable results
- Custom-designed for comfortable wear
- No dietary restrictions
- No painful brackets or wires
What are the risks of Invisalign?
- Can have an effect on the vitality of your teeth
- Can also cause discomfort with your teeth
- The aligner can break
- Some people can swallow or inhale broken aligners
- Higher risk of TMJ
- Possible allergic reactions
Does Invisalign fix an underbite?
If your underbite stems from improper teeth position, Invisalign clear aligners can most likely treat it. If your underbite comes from a skeletal problem such as having an excessively large lower jaw, a surgical option in conjunction with Invisalign or traditional orthodontics could be a better treatment option.
What to expect with Invisalign
Dr. Kaplan designs Invisalign aligners using CAD/CAM digital technology. Each set of aligners is crafted to gradually bring your teeth into alignment. Treatment plans, including the number of aligners and length of wear, are customized and tailored to your unique concerns and needs to provide you with optimal results.
Dr. Kaplan will take digital impressions of your teeth and bite. The impressions are prepared and sent to an Invisalign lab where your aligners will be fabricated from state-of-the-art plastic material. Each set of aligners are typically worn in 2-week increments. Each set of aligners is slightly different than the last, allowing for movement in the teeth.
What should I do with my Invisalign while eating?
- Rinse your clear aligners after eating or drinking. When you eat or drink anything besides water, you’ll temporarily remove your clear aligners.
- Carry a travel toothbrush and floss
- Place your Invisalign aligners in their case anytime you remove them
- Avoid damaging foods with Invisalign attachments.
Dr. Kaplan offers Invisalign treatment for patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic concerns but do not want metal braces. Dr. Kaplan will provide a thorough smile analysis to determine if orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is right for you. Schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kaplan online or call today!