You can have the straight teeth and confident smile you have always wanted when you choose Invisalign. Just as important, you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease and maintain your overall health during the straightening process. We can fit you with these clear aligners and monitor your progress throughout this easy, effective treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment in which a set of clear, plastic aligners are custom made for you. You wear each set of aligners for one week to gradually straighten your teeth until they have moved into the positions your dentist has mapped out for them. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so no one needs to know you are wearing them.
What Are the Steps in Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with our dentist. We consider your case carefully and determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We discuss your commitment to the treatment and your financial costs. Next, we assess your teeth with x-rays, photos and impressions before designing a treatment plan specifically for you.
We send the impressions to the lab along with detailed instructions so they can produce the clear, plastic aligners to take your teeth from where they are now to beautiful alignment. Finally, you wear the aligners, taking them out to eat and follow your daily dental hygiene routine. You move on to the next aligner after every week and come in for checkups to monitor your progress.
What Is It Like to Wear Invisalign?
Wearing these clear aligners should have little bearing on your everyday life. Here is what you can expect when you choose Invisalign treatment:
- You can eat whatever you ate before you had them.
- You can brush and floss your teeth normally.
- They are comfortable enough for most people to wear them 22 hours per day.
- You can put them on your teeth quickly and easily.
- You can take them out and play contact sports if you like.
- The aligners are easy to clean.
- The aligners do not discolor your teeth.
How Often Do You Need to See the Dentist?
Routine appointments during the alignment process are typically once every 4 to 6 weeks.
Is Invisalign Treatment More Comfortable Than Traditional Braces?
Metal braces often cause pain. They can make sores in your mouth and irritate your gums. Because taking care of your teeth with braces is more difficult, you can end up with tooth decay, which may lead to toothaches. Invisalign causes none of these problems. They are the most comfortable way available to straighten teeth.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
If you have crooked teeth, chances are good that Invisalign can effectively straighten them. With advances in this method, more difficult dental problems than ever can be treated. Here are some of the dental problems we can treat with Invisalign:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
We are happy to provide a thorough examination and consult with you about the benefits you can gain by choosing Invisalign. Simply call for an appointment to start the journey to a more beautiful smile.