Choosing to get orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth is a big decision, since it can affect your appearance and your lifestyle. For many adults the reason for getting Invisalign® treatment maybe is to improve smile for business or social reasons; perhaps your wedding day. Or, as a teen or an adult you are just looking for an affective yet convenient solution.
At Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Mark Rashidi can help you get the smile you always wanted using the clear aligner technology. As the regional preferred provider of Invisalign® Dr. Rashidi has helped over 1000’s of Invisalign patients of all ages to smile with confidence. All you have to do to get that beautiful long-lasting smile is to follow Dr. Rashidi’s recommendations in wearing your clear aligners.
Invisalign® uses a series of clear, comfortable, and removable aligners to straighten your teeth for adults. Now, Invisalign® is also available for teenagers, Invisalign Teen®, where it allows for continuation of normal process of teeth eruption. Because they are invisible no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign®!!
During your treatment you can eat and drink what you want because not only are the aligners invisible but also removable to make eating less difficult. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle as well, which makes it a great option for frequent snackers. The aligners have no metal to cause mouth abrasions or sore spot. Hence, they are more comfortable and esthetic. The Invisalign® treatment has many advantages over traditional braces. For one, it has the ability to push the needed regular office visits further apart based on the need of the patient. So, instead of the usual 6-8 weeks interval office visits they can be set further apart to once every 12 weeks. Hence, it leads to taking less time away from work and/or school. Another advantage is for patients with sign/symptoms of TMD (Jaw joint pressure/clicking). Due to its inherent splinting affect it can alleviate loading and the pressure off the TMJ’s (jaw joints). So, at the same time that the teeth are set in their straight position the jaw joints are protected by the bite splinting affect (separation of the bite by a medium). Dr. Rashidi also recommends Invisalign® for patients who may have a hard time maintaining good oral hygiene due to the present predispositions. This makes Invisalign® a great choice for teenagers. The fact that Invisalign® aligners are removable it makes it great for musicians who play wind instruments, actors/actresses, athletes, models and other adult professionals.
So, What's the Process For Getting Invisalign®?
Stage 1: Complimentary consultation with Dr. Mark Rashidi
At your initial complimentary visit Dr. Rashidi will perform a complete facial and dental analysis and help you decide on the best course of treatment for you. After completing initial records (X-ray, photos, impressions) and compilation of Dr. Rashidi’s specific and precise instruction to Invisalign®.
Stage 2: Making your aligners base on your needs
Based on your dental needs Dr. Rashidi will provide precise instruction to Invisalign® to construct 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your impressions (A.K.A molds) into series of custom-made clear and removable aligners.
Stage 3: Receive your aligners
At this appointment you will receive you first sets of aligners. Dr. Rashidi will provide you with instruction for maintenance and wear-time of your clear aligners.
Stage 4: Wearing your aligners
Each aligner is worn for a period of time; the time duration is based on the fact if you are placed on the accelerated treatment plan vs. standard (Ask us about accelerated treatment option, which utilizes special technology that allows to finish treatment in half the standard time). You only remove your aligner to eat, drink, floss and brush. Then, you will follow with regular visits (6-8 weeks apart) so Dr. Rashidi can check your progress.
Stage 5: Getting the smile you want
After completion of all the aligners your bite will be evaluated by Dr. Rashidi. To keep your beautiful new smile, aesthetic retainers are given for wear during the initial 6 months. Dr. Rashidi may give you other special instructions for wear.