A smile is truly a window into the soul. The more you hide it, the less you’re able to truly feel like yourself. Even if you try to straighten teeth via traditional braces, you’ll likely feel even more self-conscious to smile, especially if you’re an adult. Instead of relying on metal hardware to make your new smile a reality, you can use Invisalign® clear aligners! With the guidance and expertise of our cosmetic dentists, your treatment is guaranteed to be closely managed for maximum success. Call our office to set up a consultation and get started!
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Fast & Effective
Invisalign works fast – often in less than a year – to give patients the smiles they want and deserve. Those who suffer from mild to moderate levels of misalignment or uneven bites can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Considering that traditional braces take a minimum of two years and can take as long as three years to complete, it’s quite a contrast to what you can expect with Invisalign clear aligners.
Freedom & Flexibility
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, they’re easy to clean. Brushing and flossing your teeth is a breeze, too. Another advantage: no dietary restrictions. Simply take the aligners out to eat a meal, then clean your teeth and re-insert your clear braces. It’s that easy!
How Does Invisalign Work?
As an Invisalign patient, you’ll wear a set of custom-made aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next pair in your series. Each set of clear braces gradually moves teeth to create optimal alignment. Our Invisalign dentists use advanced technology to plan each patient’s course of treatment, then a certified Invisalign lab creates the aligners from comfortable acrylic that won’t irritate sensitive oral tissues.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Cleaning your aligners is as easy as practicing your current oral care routine. Simply let them soak in cool water and Invisalign’s unique blend of cleaning crystals for about 15 minutes. Once cleaned, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any loose food debris or plaque still remaining, then give them one last rinse before use. When cleaning your aligners, avoid using toothpaste or hand soaps as these products can stain the aligners. Keep them in their case when not in use and never use hot water to clean them. This can easily warp their shape and make them unusable.
How Can Your Dentist Help You Maintain Your Results?
Our office is here to help you reach a new level of oral health, but we don’t want your smile’s state to decline again once you complete your treatment. We’re here for you throughout the whole process—even after you have the straight teeth you’ve been desiring. We can help you with creating a customized retainer, cleaning your teeth, and checking on your smile to make sure your teeth are staying in their correct positions.
Am I A Candidate for Invisalign?
If you’re a teenager or adult with a clean bill of oral health who’s dedicated to wearing your aligners daily, you’re likely eligible for Invisalign treatment. Keep in mind that the aligners need to be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day for maximum results. If you don’t want to experience interruptions in your treatment, it’s essential that you commit to wearing them as well as attend routine follow-up appointments at our office. This way, we can confirm that the aligners are shifting your teeth as planned.