When you have misalignment, you’ve probably considered orthodontic treatment, but may worry about the impact of metal braces on your appearance. But our team can offer a more cosmetic approach with a practically invisible series of clear aligners. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist discusses clear treatment with Invisalign®.
The Value of a Straighter Smile
When you have an even smile, this makes thorough brushing and flossing much easier, so you can better clean your smile and limit the risk of complications like tooth decay and gum disease. But with misalignment, this could make cleaning your teeth difficult and leave them vulnerable. The malocclusion, or bad bite, caused by misalignment could also wear down or damage teeth. Bite imbalance is also linked to TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Which is why if you have misalignment you should consider treatment with our clear Invisalign® aligners.
Ensuring Your Aligners Fit Comfortably
Each set we provide you will be custom-made and fitted for your smile. To begin, our team will take detailed digital images of your teeth from multiple angles, and then combine them to create a 3D impression, one far more accurate than a physical one. In a lab setting, experts will use the impression to design and fabricate the aligners. Each one is made from a clear BPA-free material, and custom-fitted for your smile. When they’re complete, you can begin treatment!
The Treatment Process
When your cosmetic orthodontics are ready, you should start by wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours on average, the exact time will depend on our recommendation. You do so for about two weeks, and after which you can begin wearing the next set in the series. You then repeat the process as your smile is gradually and gently repositioned. For adults and those with more minor cases, this could take as little as a year. For teens and those with more severe cases, this could take about 18 months. Which means treatment time is shorter than with braces, and you also require fewer office visits! Plus, these aligners are removable, so you can take them out before you eat or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth.
If you have any questions about treating dental misalignment with Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT CLEAR AND COZY ORTHODONTICS
When you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, we can help with a nearly invisible treatment option. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic approach to dental misalignment, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.