As a member of the American Orthodontics Society who has performed hundreds of Invisalign® cases, Dr. Sujata Basawaraj has the experience to provide you with an outstanding Invisalign® treatment from her The Colony practice. Invisalign® is a very popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligner trays to straighten your teeth discretely and conveniently. To learn more about Invisalign® and find out if it is right for you, contact us today.
How Invisalign® Works
Orthodontic treatment, including both Invisalign® and traditional braces, uses gentle, consistent pressure to straighten teeth over a designated period of time. While traditional braces rely on metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses clear, removable aligner trays to correct your smile.
During your consultation, we will take impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth, and use this information to create a three-dimensional map of your smile. This map will help plan your course of treatment. Dr. Basawaraj will send this information to an Invisalign® lab, where technicians will create aligner trays made specifically for you.
You will wear your trays about 22 hours a day, taking them out only for eating, brushing, and flossing. Every two weeks you will begin wearing the next tray in the series, for a total treatment time of about 12 to 18 months. Following your treatment, it is recommended you wear a retainer to maintain your tooth alignment.
A Variety of Invisalign® Treatments
Dr. Basawaraj offers:
Traditional Invisalign®: Traditional treatment is suitable for treating crossbite, overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, and many other orthodontic issues.
Invisalign Teen®: This treatment works just like traditional treatment, but comes with extra aligners in case some are lost. There is also a special blue dot that appears when it is time to switch to the next aligner in the series.
Invisalign Express®: Designed for cosmetic adjustments only, Invisalign Express® comes with five aligners and typically takes just ten weeks to straighten anterior teeth.
The decision to straighten your teeth is an important one. Not only will a straighter smile improve your appearance and self-confidence, it can also set the stage for good oral health. There are a number of reasons why Invisalign® may be the right treatment for you:
Subtlety: Invisalign® trays are extremely discreet, and most people cannot tell you are wearing them, even up close.
Effectiveness: Invisalign® has proven effective in treating cosmetic issues, as well as orthodontic issues that can compromise oral health.
Comfort: These smooth aligner trays are very comfortable against the soft tissues of your mouth.
Convenience: You can take Invisalign® trays out when you eat, meaning you will not have to stop enjoying your favorite foods during the course of your treatment.
Oral Health: Because Invisalign® trays are removable, it will be as easy as ever to maintain good dental hygiene during your treatment.
Trust Your Care to an Invisalign® Preferred Provider
Dr. Basawaraj has provided Invisalign® treatment for ten years, and is a preferred provider. She is also certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, so if you are not a candidate for Invisalign®, she can provide you with traditional braces.
Learn More about Invisalign®
Schedule an appointment at Main Dentistry today and find out if Invisalign® is right for you.