If you are dealing with gapped, crowded, or otherwise misaligned teeth, it’s a good time to consider orthodontic treatment. Properly-aligned teeth contribute to your oral and overall health, not to mention the benefits of a beautiful, confident smile. Don’t want to cover your smile with metal brackets and wires for two or more years? The team at Creative Smiles offers Invisalign, a subtle alternative to traditional metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses the same orthodontic principles of conventional braces: teeth are gradually realigned by placing focused pressure on certain areas of the bite throughout treatment. But unlike the method using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign works with a series of removable, clear plastic aligners.
Invisalign corrects many common orthodontic issues, including…
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Straightening out crowded teeth
- Correcting overbite, underbite, and crossbite
To set you up with your treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine the best method of action. Our team will take photos and impressions of your bite to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth. These images are added to your treatment plan and sent to the Invisalign lab, where the aligners are created from FDA-approved polyurethane plastic.
Invisalign is a largely self-directed treatment. You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, switching to the next tray in the series every two weeks. Visit Creative Smiles for a brief appointment every six weeks, where we will make sure you are advancing through treatment properly. Most patients complete the Invisalign treatment in one year.
Benefits of Invisalign
The advantages of clear braces are numerous. Invisalign offers maximum convenience and efficiency for older teens and adults.
Because Invisalign moves your teeth using removable trays, your diet is unaffected throughout treatment. Patients wearing conventional braces must eliminate crunchy, sticky foods from their diets to avoid breaking a wire or bracket -- but with Invisalign, you simply remove the trays and continue to eat what you like, when you like, as often as you like. Removability also makes dental hygiene a breeze, as there are no special techniques necessary for brushing and flossing between orthodontia.
Of course, perhaps the most notable benefit of Invisalign is the fact that it’s, well, practically invisible. And for those times when you don’t want anything interfering with your smile at all -- like important meetings or photo ops -- you can feel free to remove the aligners (just make sure you put them back in as soon as possible).
Smooth plastic is also less likely to rub uncomfortable blisters or sores on the soft tissues of your mouth than metal brackets and wires. The only thing you are likely to feel throughout the treatment is slight soreness as your teeth move into proper alignment.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you are interested in benefitting from the convenience and comfort of Invisalign, please get in touch with Creative Smiles today. We can help you enjoy all the perks of properly-aligned teeth, without the need for metal brackets and wires. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.