Subtle Orthodontics for Adults and Teens
Crooked or misaligned teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, and make your teeth more susceptible to tooth decay. Even if you desire a straighter smile, you may be reluctant to wear metal braces. Fortunately, there is a simpler, more discreet solution. Dr. George Namay offers Invisalign® at his Toledo office. With clear, custom mouthpieces, Invisalign® can give you straighter teeth, improve the appearance of your smile, and boost your self-confidence, typically in less than a year. As a preferred Invisalign® provider, Dr. Namay is happy to offer this innovative treatment. Contact us today to learn more.
At your initial appointment, Dr. Namay will determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign®, and you can discuss your goals for treatment. The dentist will take photos and x-rays, then make impressions of your teeth. Dr. Namay will use advanced technology to create a three-dimensional model of your teeth and plan your customized treatment. He will also show you a digital preview of the outcome of your treatment. Based on these digital models, Invisalign® technicians will create a series of clear aligner trays designed specifically to fit your teeth. Once you receive your aligners, you will wear them at least 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat a meal or clean your teeth. Approximately every two weeks, you will switch to a new aligner. Over the course of about a year, your teeth will gradually shift into the proper position.
In general, straightening your teeth is important, not only for cosmetic reasons, but because crooked teeth can cause more serious dental issues. When teeth are crowded, you may have difficulty brushing and flossing properly. As a result, bacteria may start to build up, eventually leading to periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Invisalign® is an effective orthodontic treatment that many choose over traditional braces because:
In addition to the standard Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Namay provides two specialized forms of Invisalign®. Invisalign® Express is suitable for patients with very minor crowding or spacing issues. It works much like traditional Invisalign®, but requires only ten trays or fewer, and is typically finished in four months. Invisalign® Teen is also very similar to traditional Invisalign®, but meets the specific needs of younger patients. This type of treatment is suitable for teenagers who do not have all of their adult teeth, and parents can order up to six replacement aligners if their child misplaces one.
To learn more about Invisalign® and to find out whether it is right for you or your teen, contact our office today. Our friendly front desk team will be happy to book your appointment with Dr. Namay, so you can get started on the path to a straighter, healthier smile.
Susie, Tammy and Pam were all wonderful. They were warm and made me feel very comfortable. The front office staff was also wonderful, they made me feel very welcome and more like an old friend then a patient. Dr. Namay was beyond nice and I really felt that he had my best interests at heart. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
- Heidi M, August 1st