When you have dental misalignment, you need to seek treatment to correct your malocclusion and enjoy a more attractive and healthier smile. But that doesn’t mean you have to rely only on metal braces. Instead, you could obtain smile correction with clear plastic aligners. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about Invisalign®.
Why You Should Seek Orthodontic Treatment
Do you have misalignment? Whether your malocclusion is minor or severe, this could do far more than just impact the aesthetics of your smile. For example, brushing and flossing thoroughly is more difficult and as a result, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease is much higher. The impact on the balance of your bite also leaves your smile vulnerable to TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). To prevent these complications and obtain a smile that you can’t wait to show the world, you need orthodontic treatment. With a cosmetic approach to smile correction, we could prescribe Invisalign® aligners.
Creating Custom Plastic Orthodontics
To begin, we need to create plastic aligners that are custom-made for your smile. These will be designed based on the detailed digital images we gather of your smile, and then combined to create a 3D computer impression. In a lab setting, experts will use these impressions to design and fabricate them from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. When they’re ready, you can start treatment!
The Invisalign® System
Correcting misalignment is simple. You will wear a set of aligners for a specific amount of time each day, usually between 20 and 22 hours. Each set is worn over the course of two weeks, you then begin to wear the next set in the series. This continues for about a year for many, while some may need up to 18 months. You will have fewer office visits when compared to braces, and the treatment time is often much shorter. You can also remove your orthodontics before you eat, so you don’t have to avoid the sticky or chewy foods that could otherwise be stuck in metal orthodontics. Being removable also makes maintaining good oral hygiene easier, as you can brush and floss without working around metal orthodontics.
If you have any questions about clear smile correction with our Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a straighter and more attractive smile with a series of clear and plastic aligners.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT CLEAR SMILE CORRECTION
Our team wants to help you obtain an even and healthy smile. If you would like to find out more about clear aligners, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.