When you have an uneven smile, or a member of your family does, then you should consider seeing us for treatment. Instead of metal braces, we can offer clear Invisalign® aligners to shift the teeth into optimal positions, and reduce the risk of malocclusion. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about Invisalign®.
The Impact of Dental Misalignment
When you have crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, this could alter bite balance and lead to malocclusion. This could mean complications with how your bite fits together and impacts your ability to eat, and could lead to related concerns like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also feel uncomfortable with your overall appearance as well. Which is why you should seek orthodontic care when you or a member of your family has dental misalignment. Instead of braces, we can often help teens and adults correct their alignment concerns with clear and comfortable Invisalign® aligners.
Qualifying for Invisalign®
Our team will first look at your smile with digital x-rays to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. From there, we can decide what the best course of action is. If you’re a candidate for Invisalign®, then our team could take detailed digital images of the teeth from multiple angles, which we use to create a 3D impression, one far more accurate than a traditional physical impression. In a lab setting, experts will employ the impressions to design and fabricate your aligners from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. You’re then ready to begin treatment!
The Treatment Process
You will wear each set for a period of about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day on average. Each set will then gently reposition your teeth and correct your misalignment. The initial treatment time varies, but could be as little as a year in some cases. In addition to being clear and easy to clean and use, these are also removable. You can avoid changing how you eat, and brushing and flossing is much simpler as well. If you have any questions about how to begin treatment, or about the process of correcting smiles with clear and cozy Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to help you obtain a smile that looks great, functions properly, and protects you from oral health complications.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT CORRECTING CLEAR ALIGNERS
We would like to help you enjoy a smile free of malocclusion, and we can often do so with a cosmetic approach. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic orthodontic options, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.