Even if you had braces as a kid, your dentist or orthodontist might suggest that you consider a round of adult braces. While braces can be important for maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, it’s understandable if you want to avoid the mouth irritation and obvious brackets in favor of something subtler.
Invisalign® offers consistent, customized, teeth straightening in a much more discreet package.
Invisalign® creates custom aligner trays, like an advanced retainer, out of durable clear plastic. You wear your tray most of the day, and they gradually move your teeth into better alignment.
Invisalign® can also be suitable for closing tooth gaps and other problems that are tricky to treat with regular braces.
Since the trays are clear, they’re often recommended for adults who want a picture-perfect smile, but they are suitable for all ages. Invisalign® also offers a special teen line with a subtle blue dot that makes it easy for parents to check if their child is wearing the tray.
To get Invisalign®, you need to go to an Invisalign® dentist near you. Just call ahead and check if your dentist can provide Invisalign® as part of their practice. And don’t worry, Your Neighborhood Dentist is proud to provide Invisalign® in Warren, MI.
Everyone’s treatment is different. A typical Invisalign® can be completed in as little as a year, but, more extensive straightening may take longer.
Our dentist will take a mold of your teeth to have your custom trays made. We’ll also go over smile goals, and what Invisalign® will best treat. Then you’ll receive your whole package of trays after they’ve been manufactured. Wear each tray for two weeks, and then move up to the next tray. You may also have small attachment points that help your teeth move and help the trays lock into place. The attachment points are enamel colored and subtle.
You’ll need to wear your Invisalign® tray for 22 hours a day. However, you can take them off to eat or drink, but more than that and your treatment may take longer.
You must brush your teeth every time you eat or drink anything but water. Because the trays hold sugars, food, and other plaque-building particles against your teeth, you need to clear possible problems out of your mouth as soon as possible.
If you’re interested in Invisalign®, or just need to schedule your next regular cleaning, contact Your Neighborhood Dentist today!