If you want a straight smile but you don’t want a mouthful of metal and wires, Invisalign from Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC could be right for you. It straightens your teeth with a series of clear plastic aligners instead of the usual brackets, wires, and elastics. Because the aligners are nearly invisible when worn, Invisalign is especially popular among adults.Invisalign at VB&K DDS, LLC Read Transcript
Invisalign is one type of orthodontics that we do in the office as well. The difference between Invisalign and traditional orthodontics is the wire and brackets. With Invisalign, you don't have that metal showing, you don't have the wire showing. It's a series of clear trays that we change every two weeks. Each tray is a little bit different so that the tooth moves maybe half a millimeter over that two week span. It works like the wire and brackets. In most cases that I can do in wire and bracket, I can do in Invisalign. It requires more dedication from the patient. They are able to be removed but that's also nice in the fact that you can eat anything, you can brush your teeth so much easier. If you're an adult and you have a lot of business meetings, you have a lot of outings, maybe that one night you don't have those trays in and, really, no one's going to be able to tell that you're going through an orthodontic.
Enjoy the Convenience of Invisalign over Braces
You can remove the aligners, which makes them incredibly convenient. Since you take them out for meals, you can eat whatever you’d like. And brushing and flossing are easier too, so keeping your teeth healthy during treatment is a snap.
In addition to its convenience, it is:
- Discreet. Most people probably won’t even notice you’re wearing the aligners. And because they’re removable, you can take them out for an important meeting or special event.
- Fast. Though individual results vary, Invisalign’s average treatment time for adults is 12 months. That’s months shorter than the usual treatment time for braces.
- Comfortable. Because they’re made of smooth plastic, there are no brackets or wires to irritate your mouth.
Invisalign Straightens Your Teeth Without Wires!
Dr. Mark Van Buskirk or Dr. Michael Krischke, Crown Point, IN dentists, will use photos of your teeth, impressions, and other measurements to map out a treatment plan for your smile. We can even offer you a digital preview of what your new smile will look like the following treatment! Your plan is then sent to a special lab, which creates your customized plastic aligners. You wear each aligner for about two weeks before changing to the next one in the series.
The aligners gently move your teeth into the proper position over time. You’ll see us every four to six weeks so Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC can ensure your treatment is proceeding according to plan.
To find out more about this procedure or other cosmetic dentistry services, call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422 or use our online form to schedule an appointment at our Crown Point, IN dentist office. We’re located near the town square and the Crown Point Community Library.
Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.