Do you want your teeth to be straight?
Do you want to feel confident about your smile?
Do you want to change your smile without wearing brackets and wires on your teeth?
If you said yes to those questions, then it’s time to talk to one of our dentists if you live in or near Edgewood, KY. We offer Invisalign® as an orthodontic treatment in our office.
These “invisible braces” may offer you a clear path to a new and improved smile.
Helping Patients Create Great Smiles
Invisalign was developed initially to help adult orthodontic patients. At the time, few adults were willing to wear braces in order to change their smiles. Many people were concerned about how they might be perceived at work and in social situations if they had brackets and wires on their teeth.
In contrast, Invisalign aligners have been designed to “disappear” when you place them over your teeth. The clear plastic used to make each aligner is custom-fitted for your teeth. This makes them more discreet than any braces you might consider wearing.
If you give Invisalign a try, you may be surprised by how rarely anyone mentions your aligners. When your orthodontic treatment is made to blend in with your smile, it can help you feel more relaxed about wearing your aligners at work, out with friends, or even on a date with someone special.
How Invisalign Works
If you wore braces as a teenager or you were friends with anyone who did, then you have a good idea how braces work.
The system of brackets and wires pushed and pulled teeth where they needed to move to create a straight smile. To keep your teeth moving, you or your friend made regular visits to the dentist office where your braces were tightened.
At the end of the treatment, you or your friend were supposed to wear a retainer for a specified period of time. This was intended to keep your teeth in their new positions.
If you didn’t have braces, you may be grateful that you didn’t have to go through this experience. If you did wear braces, then you may have gone through relapse, which is when your teeth move back closer to their original positions.
Either way, you have a reason to consider Invisalign today.
With Invisalign, one of our dentists will scan your teeth. This serves two important purposes.
First, this digital scan is used to create a series of computer-designed aligners created just for you. Second, the scan can allow us to show you a preview of what your smile could look like by the end of your treatment. This can provide some motivation to keep going.
When your aligners are ready, you will wear each one for a few weeks. Each aligner pushes your teeth a little more until they reach their final positions. As with braces, you will need to wear a retainer for a short time to help you maintain your new smile and to reduce your risk of relapse in the future.
If your only concern is the results, both Invisalign and braces may offer equal benefits. Invisalign’s advantages stem from how you get through your orthodontic treatment.
We’ve already emphasized one of the biggest benefits. Clear aligners can seem practically invisible when you put them on your teeth. But that’s not the only reason you may want to consider wearing them.
Each aligner is made of a single piece of smooth plastic. You don’t have brackets that can come loose, wires that can bend or break, or braces that can scratch the soft tissues in your mouth.
During meals, you can remove your aligners. This means you can continue eating all the foods that you enjoy throughout your treatment. It’s still important to practice good oral hygiene, but brushing and flossing your teeth and cleaning an aligner is comparatively easy.
With braces, you should avoid many foods, yet you’ll still need to be careful to keep the foods you do like from getting caught in your braces.
Find Out If Invisalign Is Right For You
If you live in or near Edgewood, KY, then you are close to our dentist office. We can examine your teeth and jaw and let you know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
And if you are, we can help you get started whenever you are ready.