Want straighter teeth? Don't want the hassle of metal braces? You may be a candidate for Invisalign®.
Dr. Veena Bhat is a certified Invisalign® provider.
Invisalign® orthodontics uses clear teeth aligners to gradually straighten teeth. "Clear" means no embarrassing metal brackets or wires, and "removable" means you can continue to enjoy the foods you love without worrisome hardware for food to get stuck in.
We will always recommend what is best for you. Adult patients or children with complex or developmental needs may require the services of a dental orthodontic specialist, an orthodontist. If Dr. Bhat determines this is the best course of action for you, we will refer you to an orthodontist and work with them to maintain your preventive dental cleanings while you complete orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign® Process
To get started with Invisalign®, Dr. Bhat will examine your teeth and take photos along with any necessary digital dental x-rays to evaluate your smile. She will talk with you about your goals, because that is what is most important!
- Invisalign® uses 3D patented technology to perform pre-calculated tooth movement. After reviewing your case, Dr. Bhat will send your treatment plan, images and digital impressions to the Invisalign® laboratory.
- Following your personal consultation, Dr. Bhat will finalize your treatment sequence and order your aligners.
- The clear plastic Invisalign® orthodontic appliances fit snugly over your teeth and apply gentle pressure to facilitate movement. Dr. Bhat will see you every few weeks to monitor your progress and change aligners as needed.
- Most Invisalign® cases can be completed in 10-24 months. Every smile is different - Dr. Bhat will review your expected results and timeline with you before your orthodontic treatment begins.