Having straight, healthy teeth is both attractive and beneficial to your health. However, many patients do not want to go through the hassles that traditional metal braces bring, such as sharp pains to the gums and lips, broken brackets, a restricted diet, and the unsightly appearance of metal brackets and wires. Dr. Marko Kamel offers patients an effective solution in the form of Invisalign® clear orthodontics. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth which remove all the negative impacts of traditional braces mentioned above. Invisalign isn’t just for teens either—the inconspicuous nature of the aligners makes it perfect for adults and professionals.
Invisalign works by making slight adjustments to your teeth over time while wearing the aligners. The gentle pressure the aligners put on your teeth adjust them to proper position through stages. Each stage takes about two weeks, and you will then switch your current set of aligners out for a new, slightly adjusted pair. These new aligners will further adjust your teeth a bit more towards the correct position. At the conclusion of the treatment stages, your teeth will be adjusted to the correct position for a beautiful and healthy smile! With proper compliance of wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink or clean your teeth, you can often experience results in a shorter time than with traditional braces!
Having a straight and beautiful smile can not only restore your self-confidence, but it also helps your oral and overall health as well. Dr. Kamel has nearly two decades of experience and can help you customize a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle in Saint Paul, MN. During your Invisalign appointment, we will utilize the latest in dental technology to capture digital images of your teeth and bite in order to create a customized plan that is unique to you. We will even be able to show you a virtual representation of what your teeth will look like during each stage leading up to the final, beautiful result!