There are many reasons why an adult might want orthodontic treatment. It could be to correct a tooth alignment problem caused by an accident, to treat a malocclusion, or to improve the appearance of their smile for aesthetic reasons.
If you have always wanted to improve the appearance of your smile, but are concerned about the impact of treatment on your life, Invisalign® is for you!
The photos below allow you to see the type of results you could achieve with Invisalign® braces. Use the slider in the middle to move across the photo and see the before/after of our patients’ teeth.
At the end of orthodontic treatment, teeth reach ideal alignment and the orthodontic appliance is removed. However, a crucial phase follows: stabilization of the teeth.
This step usually takes between one to two years in children, during which time the teeth and jawbone readjust to maintain the new alignment. In adults, where bone growth is practically nil, the need for retention is often permanent to preserve the treatment results.
The realization of this retention is commonly done using transparent aligners, similar to those used in Invisalign correction systems. These aligners are designed to precisely fit the new dental arrangement, providing discreet and effective maintenance.
Alternatively, a retention wire can be installed on the inner surface of the teeth, offering a fixed and nearly invisible solution. The main goal of retention is to ensure that the teeth remain in their optimal position, thus avoiding the risks of relapse or post-treatment displacement. This step is essential to ensure the longevity of the results obtained through orthodontics.