Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system used as an alternative to traditional braces. Many people, especially adults, find that wearing braces for an average of two years is undesirable and choose Invisalign as an esthetically pleasing option for treating their misaligned smile. Most adults complete their treatment in less than one year, which makes this aligner system desirable; however treatment times depend on the specific alignment problems of each individual patient.
The Invisalign system is not appropriate for all cases of misalignment or complex bite problems, and Dr. Henry J. Ernst will help to determine whether this system is appropriate for your orthodontic needs. Invisalign was designed to correct the following:
- Over crowding of the teeth where there is not enough room for all of the teeth to fit comfortably and straight
- Spaces between the teeth
- Relapse after traditional braces have been removed and tooth movement has occurred
At Pleasant Plains Dental, we have a passion for helping patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation to determine whether the Invisalign system is the best choice for creating the smile you have always dreamed of having.
ClearCorrect is a system of clear aligners used to adjust and straighten the teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Like Invisalign, this system uses a series of clear aligners that are very discreet in order for your orthodontic treatment to go unnoticed. However, ClearCorrect uses a newer technology in the development of their aligners, which offers enhanced clarity (meaning they are virtually invisible) and are resistant to clouding from wear.
ClearCorrect treatment for moderate orthodontic cases requires approximately 32 steps of treatment, which are delivered in eight phases; minor cases require 12 steps of treatment. Treatment times vary depending on the specific alignment problem that patients have, and your case will be determined on an individual basis. Treatment times vary from one to two years, and there are three treatment plans available: Unlimited, Limited 12, and Limited 6. Dr. Ernst of Pleasant Plains Dental will help you determine which treatment plan is most suitable for your desired outcome and your budget, walking you through the stages of treatment and the results you can expect.