Many people choose to live with the parts of their smile that they don’t love because they are either unaware of the ease of some orthodontic treatments available. For adults and sometimes teens, the thought of using metal braces can be intimidating and create embarrassment. We want our patients at Walnut Ridge Dental Care the chance to enhance their smile through orthodontics in a way that keeps them comfortable and confident in their appearance. To do this, we offer Invisalign.
This post will talk about how Invisalign works and all the significant benefits. Please keep reading to see if Invisalign is the right fit for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear aligners to move your teeth into the desired position. In starting your Invisalign treatment, a meeting with Dr. Patel is necessary to determine the details of your treatment plan. This includes determining how your teeth need to move and the length of your treatment. We use pictures of your face and teeth, x-rays, and impressions to resolve these things.
Once the details of your Invisalign treatment have been decided, we will send the impressions of your teeth to have your clear aligners made. The duration of your treatment consists of a series of clear aligner sets. Each set will be designed to move your teeth further into position. For optimal results, it is recommended that the aligners be worn for at least 20 hours a day, only being removed to eat and perform oral health routines.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is designed to avoid disruption in your lifestyle in any way. With traditional braces, the need to have the wires tightened is frequent. With Invisalign, the amount of visits to our office is minimal. We only need to see you when transitioning to a new set.
Invisalign is designed for optimal comfort, with each set of aligners being fabricated to fit your smile perfectly. A common complaint that comes from patients with metal braces is that the metal brackets and wires irritate soft gum tissue. With Invisalign being made from soft dental plastic, comfort is ensured.
Invisalign, being invisible, is very discreet and allows you to maintain your appearance without drawing unwanted attention.
Each set of aligners is removable, making oral hygiene and eating easier. Being able to remove your aligners to brush, floss, and use mouthwash, actually increases oral hygiene results.
Agreeing to use metal braces means you are giving up eating certain foods that could damage the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can remove them while eating, allowing you to eat whatever you’d like.
On average, a complete Invisalign treatment can last 10-12 months to enhance your smile ultimately.
The use of clear aligners has been improving the alignment of people’s teeth for years, and you likely know someone who has benefited from them. If you have been looking to straighten your teeth, we encourage you to reach out to our office to learn more about how Invisalign aligners can benefit you specifically.
Come See Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel is certified and highly experienced in helping patients receive a straighter smile through Invisalign’s orthodontics treatment. Set up a consultation appointment today by calling our office here in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Our team at Walnut Ridge Dental Care is ready and excited to help you obtain the smile of your dreams. Call us today!