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At Bainbridge Dental Care, we think that dentistry should be as unnoticable as possible. That's why ugly metal braces are a thing of the past, in our practice. We now subscribe to the methods and treatment regimen that has been developed by Align Technology called Invisalign®. Simply stated, Invisalign presents the least intrusive method for moving your teeth into an attractive alignment. Here's how they describe their patented system:



The clear alternative to braces.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit your mouth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of.

* Remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss
* Change aligners every two weeks
* Your teeth move little by little
* Regular in-office progress checks
* Results often in 6 months to 1 year

Why people prefer Invisalign

The convenience and ease of use of the Invisalign system has made it the choice of over a half-million people. In fact, Invisalign has been effective in giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.

* Free initial consultation
* Most people won’t notice you’re in treatment
* Won’t disrupt your lifestyle

No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth, and best of all, most people won’t notice you’re in treatment. Invisalign®, the clear alternative to braces, has been chosen by over 490,000 people who want amazing smiles.

Watch your teeth change
right before your eyes.

State-of-the-art advances in dental science and technology are now available to you with Invisalign®. When you see what’s involved, you’ll know why Invisalign® is a great step forward in straightening teeth.

How Invisalign can improve the
health of your mouth.

Teeth that are crowded, or too widely spaced, can create unhealthy conditions, including swollen gums, redness and pocketing, all of which are signs of periodontal disease. As Invisalign® invisibly straightens your teeth, it can also do great things for the health of your mouth.

Healthier Gums
Clinical studies have shown that gum health may improve with the use of Invisalign® during orthodontic treatment. Properly aligned teeth can help gums “fit” tighter around each tooth, which may lead to better periodontal health. Unlike braces, with Invisalign, you can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.

1 Presented at the AADR in San Antonio, Effect of Invisalign Aligners on Periodontal Tissues,
Taylor, MG; McGorray, SP, Durret, S; Downey, N; Lenk, M; Oxford, E; Dolce, C; Wheeler, TT
2 Ong et al., 1998 Boyd and Baumrind, 1992, Zachrisson and Zachrisson, 1972.

Easier Cleanings
Unlike traditional orthodontics or braces, Invisalign® has no metal bands or wires to trap food and plaque. Maintaining a good oral hygiene program will also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Improved Chewing and Speech
For some people, incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws can exacerbate speech difficulties and chewing problems. Correcting your bite by straightening your teeth can help improve both.

Lower Risk of Trauma and Abnormal Wear
Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on supporting bone and jaw joints.

Is Invisalign® for Me?

Effective for a wide range of smiles.
The Invisalign® system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. A certified Invisalign provider will create your individual treatment plan using Invisalign’s clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues, including:

* Overly crowded teeth
* Widely spaced teeth
* Overbites
* Underbites
* Crossbites

In fact, take a look now at “Before and After” photographs of Invisalign® cases. You’ll see the amazing results Invisalign can bring.

Made to fit lifestyles like yours.
Now nothing comes between your lifestyle and having an incredible smile. Because Invisalign® offers you comfort, convenience and virtual invisibility during treatment. With Invisalign®, you can:

* Be as active as you like because Invisalign won’t hold you back
* Remove your aligners for special events, eating and brushing
* Feel more confident everywhere you go

Look your best during treatment.
Invisalign® is clear and practically invisible, so nothing gets in the way of your new smile. No wonder Invisalign® is the choice of over half a million people.

* Unobtrusive in business meetings or social gatherings
* No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
* Many people won’t notice you’re wearing aligners

For more details, and photographs of before-and-after treatment, go to www.invisalign.com


Before
Lower Occlusal View

Before
Upper Occlusal View

After

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EXAMPLE: CROWDING/ DISTALIZATION

DIAGNOSIS
Previous history of periodontal surgery in the lower anterior region. Crowding: Class II Division 2 malocclusion with upper and lower crowding.

TREATMENT
Distalize upper and lower arches to achieve Class I. Procline anteriors with slight posterior expansion to alleviate crowding.