Dentistry by Design

Dr. Gilsdorf Encourages His Patients to Try Invisalign


Manhattan, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2016 -- Until recently, people who wanted to get their teeth straightened had no choice, but to get metal braces. This wasn't a solution for them if they have a career plus professional responsibilities. Now, Dentistry By Design is pleased to offer Invisalign®, a high level of technology to their patients.

Dr. Bret Gilsdorf says, "This scientific system allows us to create beautiful smiles without the embarrassing and cumbersome metal braces of the past." Dr. Gilsdorf will start by mapping out a detailed treatment plan with his patient's goals in mind. An exciting part of the Invisalign technology is that he will be able to show a digital 3D representation of how the teeth will move during treatment. Every two weeks as new aligners are used the teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place.

How Invisalign® works:
- The teeth are laser-scanned into a computer where Cadcam technology creates a series of clear removable custom-made Aligners.
- Wear each set of customized Aligners for about two weeks.
- Remove only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
- Visit the doctor approximately every six weeks.
- The teeth will begin to shift gradually between these dental appointments.
- Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.

Some of the benefits of Invisalign are that the aligners are capable of treating a wide variety of cases, such as crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite and they straighten the teeth. They allow the individual to eat foods that they enjoy and let the patient brush and floss normally for better oral health. "Another benefit is that Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic instead of sharp metal with wires that are likely to irritate the cheeks and gums. The major benefit of Invisalign aligners are that they are invisible unlike traditional braces that are visibly unattractive. Most people won't even notice you're wearing them," remarks Dr. Gilsdorf.

While the results may appear the same, "a confident and beautiful smile", when you stop and actually compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite obvious.

About Dr. Gilsdorf
Remaining committed to his education, Dr. Gilsdorf continually completes about 150 hours of continuing education courses each year.

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