If you are one of the millions of people with misaligned or
crooked teeth, you may be looking into orthodontics to improve your smile and
correct your bite. When it comes to orthodontics though, there are many options
to choose from aside from traditional braces. Dr. James Lesinski offers
patients interested in straight, healthy teeth the option of Invisalign® in Amherst, NY
utilizing clear braces
, patients can
straighten their teeth discreetly without compromising their quality of life.
But what is the history behind Invisalign?
Not that long ago, there were very few options for
orthodontics and most patients ended up with traditional metal brackets and
wires to straighten their teeth. While effective, these braces look
unattractive within the smile and can restrict patients in their diet and oral hygiene.
With traditional braces, the brackets are simply cemented on, but can be easily
broken if the patient eats or bites into something hard, chewy, or sticky. Some
patients develop cavities or tooth discoloration because it was difficult to
clean the teeth around the brackets and wires.
Time for Change
In 1997, a small team of innovative entrepreneurs used the
idea behind retainers to make an orthodontic option that was more convenient. Using
computer software, they developed a system that could design all the different
stages of a patient’s bite as they underwent tooth alignment. Each stage could
be printed out to create a pair of clear braces
worn to help the patient achieve their dream smile.
Why Patients Love
Invisalign has changed orthodontics forever due to its
discreet appearance and minimal impact on a patient’s quality of life. You no
longer need to feel self-conscious of your smile as the clear braces
look invisible on your teeth. Additionally, those with
Invisalign can remove the aligners when eating or drinking so their diet is no
Finally, patients can have the straight teeth
they want WITHOUT the hassles of metal braces! Contact Dr. Lesinski today to
schedule a consultation
and discuss if Invisalign
in Amherst, NY
, is right for you!
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