One Woman’s Story About How to Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Invisalign
When you hear any discussion of dental braces or correcting teeth, it’s tempting to only think of them in the context of children and adolescents. However, many adult patients at Tony Weir Orthodontics will tell you that sometimes braces can be the most effective solution to malocclusions, overbites, underbites and other signs of poorly aligned teeth.
We also aim to deliver the best and brightest smiles through innovative and trusted brands like Invisalign®.
Our Patient’s Story
Claire* came to us with a set of very crowded teeth. They were forced out to such a severe angle that she sometimes had trouble closing her lips over her teeth. As you might expect, this made her feel very self-conscious about smiling or talking with others.
When Claire came to the Tony Weir clinic, we knew that it would be a long process to reverse the damage, but we had to try. Our orthodontists were able to diagnose the young woman’s crowded teeth, noting additional problems like the protrusion of her upper and lower jaws, as well as recessed gums that didn’t give her mouth the best support.
With all this in mind, our orthodontists set out to give Claire the best treatment possible. For us, that meant using a trusted brand like Invisalign® and scheduling regular visits to our office for checkups and fine-tuning her new appliances.
How The Invisalign® Treatment Works
With an extreme case like Claire, it was necessary to extract four teeth in order before we could fit her for her first set of appliances. Over the next few days, we helped her adjust to wearing braces, giving her tips on how to brush and floss, as well as what foods to avoid.
As is the case with most adults who wear them, Claire’s Invisalign® were custom-made to align with the shape of her teeth. These aligners were made from BPA-free plastic and highly durable, but designed to only be worn for about two weeks at a time.
Claire came back to our office at the end of every eight weeks for a new fitting of aligners, as the new braces were designed to match the changing shape of her teeth. Claire would wear her aligners from 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out for meals and at night when she brushed her teeth and flossed. For the majority of the day, these invisible aligners were rearranging the space and structure of her teeth, forming them into orderly rows while also pulling back the shape of her jaws.
To anyone who met her on the street, it wasn’t obvious that Claire was wearing braces, but her confidence was getting stronger because of them.
Treatment time: 18 months
On the day we removed her braces for the last time, Claire’s teeth had become perfectly arranged and her jaws had been pulled back into a healthy position with the rest of her mouth. We were able to help her gums regain their natural strength as well. Because the aligners had pulled her teeth back into place, Claire found that her gums were complementing the new alignment of her teeth, with far less strain put upon them.
When our treatment started, Claire had just turned 24 years old and suffered from multiple issues with her teeth as an adult. By the end of our treatment, Claire was a lovely 25-year-old woman with a bright smile and a much more optimistic view of life. Having kept in touch with her since then, we can report that she continues to be a cheerful person and we feel proud every time she smiles.
Look Forward to a Better Smile
As amazing as it sounds, Claire’s story is not an exception to the rule. At Tony Weir Orthodontics, we’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of other patients enjoy straighter teeth and a brighter smile with the aid of Invisalign® and other high-end treatments. We will continue to have the same success with future patients, thanks to our proven methods and our expert dental staff.
Whether you or someone you know might require advanced orthodontic care, it’s never too late to seek out help. Dental braces-like the kind offered by Invisalign® and Tony Weir Orthodontics-are always available for adults of any age.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign® and how Tony Weir Orthodontics can help you with them, please contact our team today.
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