Orthodontics and Invisalign

Colonnade Dental can help with Orthodontic and Invisalign treatments to cater to the needs of  both teenagers and adults.

Clear Teeth Aligners and Orthodontic Treatment

How does Invisalign work?

First, 3-D computer imaging is used to design a comprehensive dental treatment plan. This allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. Then a lab will create a series of aligners to reposition your teeth over one to two years. You’ll change aligners every two weeks until your smile is straight and beautiful. Typically, you will attend visits every six weeks for progress reports. Invisalign was created as an orthodontic treatment for both teenagers and adults wishing to straighten their teeth without hindering their mature appearance.

Treatable issues that Invisalign can correct:

  • Spaced Teeth – Invisalign can correct problems associated with spaced teeth. This usually occurs due to abnormal growth of the jaw bone, or missing teeth. The remaining teeth shift due to the extra space. Spaced teeth can lead to other oral health problems such as increased risk of gum disease.
  • Overly Crowded Teeth – A lack of room in the mouth for all of your teeth to fit normally crowding of teeth occurs. This is important to get treated because overly crowded teeth can worsen over time and lead to tooth decay, as well as an increased chance of gum disease.
  • Crossbite – Crossbite is when both the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and sides of the mouth. This can potentially lead to abnormal tooth wear and chipping or periodontal problems including gum disease and bone loss.
  • Underbite–Underbite is when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It is commonly caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both.
  • Overbite – Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This can be caused by genetics, poor oral health habits, or over-development of the bone that supports the teeth. Left untreated, it can lead to gum disease and chipped or fractured front teeth.