straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible
With breakthrough technology that lets you have the smile you've
always wanted - without the hassle of braces.
The clear alternative to metal braces.
using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens
your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think.
The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately
every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position
step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike
braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and
brush your teeth as usual.
Less treatment time.
An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year.
You'll see your Invisalign Accredited Orthodontist or Dentist
every 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments and to check progress. At
regular intervals, you'll receive a new set of custom-molded
clear aligners to continue the straightening process. The total
number of clear aligners is specific to you, determined by your
doctor for your course of treatment.
Clear. And comfortable.
Invisalign is practically invisible, there's no unwarranted
attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice
at all - unless you tell them. They're comfortable to wear and
remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss.
All across the country, people like you now have great smiles
and straighter teeth, thanks to Invisalign. Why not join them?
To find an Invisalign Accredited Orthodontist or Dentist in
your area, just click here. That gorgeous smile you want is
just a click away.
Invisalign can improve the health of your mouth
that are crowded or too widely spaced can create unhealthy conditions,
including swollen gums, redness and pocketing, all of which
are signs of periodontal disease. As Invisalign invisibly straightens
your teeth, it can also do great things for the health of your
studies have shown that gum health may improve with the use
of Invisalign during orthodontic treatment¹. Properly aligned
teeth can help gums "fit" tighter around each tooth²,
which may lead to better periodontal health. Unlike braces,
with Invisalign, you can brush and floss normally, which can
help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
traditional orthodontics or braces, Invisalign has no metal
bands or wires to trap food and plaque. Maintaining a good oral
hygiene program will also reduce chances of plaque buildup,
tooth decay and periodontal disease.
some people, incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws can exacerbate
speech difficulties and chewing problems. Correcting your bite
by straightening your teeth can help improve both.
Lower Risk of Trauma and Abnormal Wear
aligned teeth can be less stressful on supporting bone and jaw
Invisalign For Me?
can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for
adults and teens.
your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments,
Invisalign can certainly help. It's successful in treating overly
crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex
issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.
In fact, an Invisalign Accredited Orthodontist or Dentist can
use Invisalign clear aligners in all or part of just about any
treatment plan. Click here to see "before and after"
photographs of the great results people like you have received
Made to fit your lifestyle, not change it.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to position and straighten
teeth, you can keep your active lifestyle during treatment.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires
to irritate your mouth. So go ahead and be as active as you
like. Since Invisalign is removable, just take the clear aligners
out for special events or if you're going to indulge in a sticky,
Look your best during and after treatment.
course you want to look great, at work, at school, with friends.
Maybe you speak to groups or conduct meetings. You still can.
Because Invisalign is clear and nearly invisible, most people
will never know you're straightening your teeth - unless you
tell them. And when your course of treatment has ended, you
can feel more confident, whether in front of people or not.
You're going to have a stunning smile.
Invisalign Accredited Practitioner is nearby.
best way to learn what Invisalign can do for you is to visit
an Invisalign Accredited Orthodontist or Dentist. He or she
can evaluate your specific needs and determine the best treatment
plan for you. Many offer free consultations, so check for that.
Click here to find one near you and make an appointment today.
smile," or excess gingival display, is a condition where
too much pink tissue can be seen when a person speaks or smiles.
Approximately 7% of men and 14% of women have excess gingival
display in full smile. A gummy smile is usually associated with
an enlarged upper jaw, a short upper lip, short upper front
teeth, or a forward position of the front teeth. This condition
may also result from disproportionate lip length or tooth height.
A gummy smile
can be corrected by orthodontic treatment, periodontal surgery,
jaw surgery, or a combination of these procedures. In general,
active treatment time with orthodontic appliances ranges from
1 to 3 years. The actual time depends on the growth of the patient's
mouth and face, the cooperation of the patient, and the severity
of the problem. Custom-made appliances are designed by the orthodontist
according to the problem being treated. They may be removable
or fixed (cemented and/or bonded to the teeth), and made of
metal, ceramic or plastic. By placing a constant, gentle force
in a carefully controlled direction, braces can slowly move
teeth through their supporting bone to a new desirable position.
The actual cost
of treatment depends on several factors, including the severity
of the patient's problem and the treatment approach selected.
You will be able to thoroughly discuss fees and payment options
prior to beginning treatment. Most orthodontists offer convenient
payment plans to patients. Generally, treatment fees may be
paid over the course of active treatment. Arrangements commonly
offered in orthodontic offices may include an initial down payment
with monthly installments, credit card payment, finance company
agreements, and other innovative ways to make treatment affordable.
Smile - Periodontal Gingiva Reshaping
preoperative treatment photo represents the extent to which
our patient's gum tissues had grown over the course of his treatment.
and tissue recontouring procedures were performed on a tooth
by tooth basis.
was used to assure absolute comfort during treatment, along
with Valium and Versed. The medications were very successful
in creating an almost ideal treatment environment for the sensitive
picture shows the natural appearance of normally sized tooth
structure relationships on both the upper and lower arches.
The crown lengthening,
gingival reshaping and recontouring treatments were performed
shortly before orthodontic treatment ended to assure a great
looking cosmetic result after the braces are removed.
procedure too early, for some patients, can result in the overgrowth
condition to occur again.
Gum Contouring with Dental Lasers
to fix Gummy Smiles
possess teeth that simply look too “short” for their gums, creating
what is commonly called a “gummy” smile. Gum contouring can
fix that problem by removing extra gum tissue to expose more
of the crown of the tooth.
Using a diode
laser, your dentist can accurately sculpt your gum line, crafting
the right fraction between gum tissue and tooth surface. First,
your dentist applies a local anaesthetic to the gums and removes
the extra gum tissue. Then, your dentist will use the laser
to reshape the edges of your gums that form a smile. The laser
vaporizes and closes the excess gum tissue, avoiding cutting
generates a more balanced smile with an even gum line. When
your gums are well-contoured, they look healthy, giving you
a more attractive smile.
Gum contouring with the diode laser usually takes about 15 to
30 minutes if only a small quantity of tissue needs to be removed.
For larger quantities, then gum surgery called crown lengthening
is required and is accomplished in one to two hours. This surgery
involves a four to six week healing period.
Once your dentist reshapes your gum line, you can also receive
porcelain veneers to further improve your appearance.
If your dentist trims too much gum tissue, the mouth may fail
to heal properly, leading to swelling and more treatment.
Gum contouring ranges in cost depending on the complexity of
Gummy Smiles - Visit with your cosmetic dentist today
Most people with gummy smiles feel embarrassed in social situations
as they stress over who’s focusing on their large gum line.
Cosmetic dentists have made things easier. You can achieve your
desired smile in a couple simple visits. Treating a gummy smile
does not mean extensive surgery and lots of pain. In fact, it’s
one of the easiest dental flaws to treat.
ready to make-over your smile, schedule a consultation with
your cosmetic dentist to discuss your dream smile and your concerns.
Most cosmetic dentists state that when you smile, your upper
lip should fall where your gum and two front teeth join.
To get a healthy, attractive smile, techniques such as lip repositioning
and crown lengthening are used.
Cosmetic Dental Techniques to
Treat a Gummy Smile
As one of the
techniques used to treat a gummy smile, lip repositioning is
most often used with crown lengthening but can also be used
on its own.
To treat, your cosmetic dentist takes out some of the tissue
on the inside of your upper lip. After removal, your cosmetic
dentist stitches the lip to your gums. Stitching prohibits the
muscles that lift your lip from revealing an excessively large
Lip repositioning is usually performed under local anaesthesia
and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Pros and Cons
of Lip Repositioning
- Visible results
- Usually has to be done with crown lengthening
- Your cosmetic dentist can only remove a small amount of your
As one of the
procedure in treating a gummy smile, crown lengthening consists
of gum tissue removal. While you’re under anesthesia, your cosmetic
dentist eliminates some of the gum tissue. This removal lengthens
Usually done in just one visit, crown lengthening only requires
about two hours to complete.
With advanced technologies and higher training, treating gummy
smiles has never been easier. Consult your cosmetic dentist
and discuss your treatment options.
Pros and Cons
of Crown Lengthening
- If the procedure shows the root of your tooth, you may have
to get veneers.