Orthodontics is known for solving bite irregularities and straightening teeth. But it’s also a way that dentists prevent and treat issues of the jaw and face. Orthodontists are dentists who complete additional training after graduating from dental school.
Dr. Guller is also an orthodontist who can provide a wide array of orthodontic services, from Invisalign to braces. As improvements in dentistry have led to fewer cavities and improved technology that makes restorations look as good as your normal teeth, people are putting more of an emphasis on the brilliance of their smiles.
If you’re looking for straighter teeth or a more comfortable bite that causes less jaw pain or stress on your jaw, talk to our dentistry team. We can give you the smile of your dreams while helping you feel your best.
The look of braces on a patient's teeth can be the reason why they don't pursue a straighter smile. They don't want to live with the metalwork in their mouth, even for a few months. Adults are especially self-conscious of having this device in their mouth, worrying about impacts on their careers and social life.
That’s why we’re proud to offer Invisalign® in our office. This allows us to align teeth fast with no metal in your mouth. Instead, it uses custom trays that your dentist will advise you to change out every few weeks. Each time you change them, the aligners will be slightly different to conform to your new teeth and continue to move them into the alignment we've designed.
Invisalign® can treat the same issues as braces can, just with greater flexibility and convenience. Alignment trays are invisible to most people, and you can feel free to remove them when you like.
As you evaluate what treatment option is best for you when looking to improve your smile, you’ll need to weigh several pros and cons. You can get nearly identical results from both Invisalign® and traditional braces.
Invisalign® provides a clear treatment option to solve many cosmetic and functional dental problems. But, to use this treatment option, patients must be disciplined and committed to working toward straighter, healthier teeth. Because the trays are removable, you’ll need to brush your teeth after eating or drinking and be diligent about wearing the trays if you want to see results quickly.
The first step in beginning an Invisalign® treatment process is to meet with your dentist. Your dentist will review your current teeth alignment and create a plan for your treatment. The dentist will take 3D images of your jaw to get a full look at everything and create a detailed treatment plan.
Starting Invisalign® treatment will take some getting used to. You’ll need to remember to remove your trays when eating or drinking anything besides water. If you eat and drink with your trays on, you could end up with food debris stuck between your teeth, which could make the perfect conditions for tooth decay to form.
You should promptly brush your teeth after eating and drinking and begin wearing your trays again. Consult your dentist on how long to wear a set of Invisalign® trays. Generally, you’ll change them every two weeks to continue progress toward a straighter smile.