Springs Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY

Would you like a solution to gaining a beautiful smile without having to wear traditional metal braces? The team at Springs Dental in Saratoga Springs, New York, offers the innovative, state-of-the-art Invisalign® clear aligners. To find out if this painless, noninvasive treatment is right for you, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners that are clear and nearly invisible. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that you wear over your teeth, gradually and gently shifting them into place. 

There are no metal brackets attached and no wires to tighten. You just wear a new set of aligners about every two weeks until you get the successful results you want.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

At Springs Dental, your dentist evaluates your teeth to determine if Invisalign is a good option for you.

Invisalign might be a good solution for you if you have any of the following:

  • Gapped teeth

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Open bite

  • Crowded teeth

  • Crossbite

  • Malocclusion

Invisalign effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems that include mild cases of crooked or protruding teeth, as well as difficult dental problems.

How does Invisalign work?

Your Invisalign treatment is customized specifically for you.

Before treatment begins, your dentist takes digital X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to create a digital 3D image of them. Then a precise treatment plan is mapped out for you that includes the exact movements of your teeth with a scheduled timeline of treatment. Your dentist also shows you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. 

Once you receive your custom-made, clear aligners, you wear them throughout the day. Invisalign won’t irritate your cheeks and gums, and you remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth.

As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place.  Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, which is a great benefit to choosing Invisalign.

When will I see results from Invisalign?

For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day throughout your entire treatment. Approximately every two weeks, you wear a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment.

It takes approximately a year to reach your end result. Once your treatment is complete, your dentist might recommend retainers to keep your teeth in their new position and lock in your beautiful smile.

Schedule an Invisalign consultation at Springs Dental by calling the office today or booking an appointment online.