Invisalign Invisible Orthodontics Treatment
Getting fitted with Invisalign (clear braces) at our cosmetic dentistry center may be just what you need to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Our Dentist can address all of your concerns about this invisible orthodontic treatment.
More and more people are turning to Invisalign in order to straighten their teeth and improve the overall health of their smiles. An invisible alternative to the metal braces of the past, patients can undergo orthodontic care with confidence and comfort. our Dentist is pleased to offer Invisalign at her Platte City practice because it allows patients to have a healthy, beautiful smile that will last for years to come. Best of all, Invisalign proves that dramatic results are possible without dramatic changes in the patient’s lifestyle.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that is totally unlike traditional orthodontic care. Rather than use brackets and wires to shift the position of the teeth, patients simply wear clear plastic retainers at all times save for when they are eating, drinking, or cleaning their teeth. New Invisalign aligners are provided every two weeks to allow for the gradual shift in dental alignment.
Invisalign Is Simple, Comfortable, and Convenient
There are so many benefits to undergoing Invisalign treatment at our Platte City practice. Because there are no brackets or wires on an Invisalign aligner, there is no irritation of the lips or other tissues of the mouth.
The aligners themselves are easily removed, which makes cleaning your teeth easy. What’s more, Invisalign patients will not have to give up their favorite foods as they may have to with traditional braces.
If patients have important social events such as prom or a professional function or reception of some kind, they can remove their Invisalign aligners for the event. It’s no problem at all.
Invisible Orthodontics Is More Than Just a Nickname
Then again, the Invisalign aligners may not need to come out for those special occasions. The aligners are sturdy, but they are also completely transparent. When the Invisalign aligners are in place, very few people will notice them. That’s one of the best things about Invisalign: patients can undergo orthodontic care without anyone realizing it.
Ideal Candidates for Invisalign
The best candidates for Invisalign are people who have teeth that are crooked in some way. This means crossbites, underbites, overbites, crowding issues, spacing issues, and other kinds of malocclusion. Invisalign is particularly ideal for teenagers and adults.
Patients who suffer from serious malocclusion and/or malocclusion caused by jaw position or the shape of their palate are most likely poor candidates for Invisalign. During your consultation at our Platte City practice, our orthodontist will determine if Invisalign is the right option for you.
What to Expect from the Invisalign Process
The Invisalign process is rather straightforward. Patients will have a three-dimensional scan taken of their teeth. This scan is used to determine the exact Invisalign treatment plan that would benefit the patient, which is completely designed by computer. All of the Invisalign aligners are based on this information.
Patients will wear their Invisalign aligners as directed, with new aligners arriving every two weeks. Mild soreness and discomfort are common in the early stages of Invisalign treatment, but patients will notice that these sensations abate over time.
The Length of Invisalign Treatment
The overall treatment process for Invisalign is several months. This will of course vary to some degree based on the nature of the patient’s malocclusion. In essence, patients undergo Invisalign treatment just as long as they would undergo traditional braces treatment.
Learn More About Invisalign
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, be sure to contact our Platte City cosmetic dentistry practice today. our Dentist looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make smart choices about orthodontic care and your many other options for achieving dental wellness.