Having straight teeth is more than just great aesthetics. But teens and adults may avoid orthodontics when faced with the prospect of wearing metal braces. A consultation with your Invisalign dentist will show you how you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets, and realize many advantages over other teeth straightening methods.
Invisalign aligners are:
Clear – The aligners are transparent so you can undergo teeth straightening without dealing with the stigma of metal braces.
Comfortable – With no metal wires and brackets to abrade soft oral tissues, Invisalign aligners are strong enough to gently shift your teeth, but are comfortable to wear.
Convenient – Invisalign works by updating your aligner every two weeks with the next in the series. No trips to see the dentist for wire tightening adjustments to keep teeth straightening on track.
Removable – You can continue to enjoy all the foods you love. You will remove aligners for snacks and meals, and replace when finished. In addition, you can brush and floss daily without any obstructions allowing you to keep your teeth as healthy as possible throughout orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners are designed to correct your malocclusion by replacing your aligners on a regular rotation. Each aligner has been made to continually shift your teeth. The Invisalign laboratory utilizes 3-D digital technology and the tools your dentist provides to fabricate an entire series of aligners that will result in straightening your teeth and correcting an overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
You must wear your aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to accomplish the teeth straightening goals you wish to achieve. At the conclusion of the teeth straightening portion of treatment, you will be given a retainer to wear.
Wearing your retainer is an important component in that it will allow your teeth to develop a memory of their new location. Failure to wear your retainer as prescribed could result in your teeth shifting back to their original position.
While undergoing teeth straightening, you need to continue to visit your dentist every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Thanks to removable Invisalign aligners, your dentist can thoroughly clean your teeth throughout orthodontic treatment. So whether you need to wear your aligners for months or years, the final result will be a smile makeover to enjoy for life.
To schedule your Invisalign consultation, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today.