Treating misalignment doesn’t mean you must rely on metal braces. For many of our patients, we can correct uneven smiles with Invisalign® aligners. These are clear, comfortable, and can help teens and adults alike. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the Invisalign® system.
What Happens When You Have Misalignment
When you have crooked, crowded, or teeth that overlap one another, this could provide places for particles from our foods and drinks to become trapped. As a result, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. For others, the strain on your jaw joints due to uneven teeth could mean an increased risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You may also feel uncomfortable with your appearance, which impacts your quality of life, But our team can offer a clear and comfortable solution to straighten your uneven smile.
Creating Custom Aligners
The Invisalign® system doesn’t use metal brackets or wires, and instead employs clear aligners that fit over the teeth to shift them into proper position. Each set in the series is custom-made for your smile, and offers a comfortable fit and treatment with precision. We begin by taking detailed digital images of your teeth from multiple angles, using these images and measurements in a lab setting to design and fabricate your finished aligners. When they’re ready, you can begin the process. Our team can recommend this option for adults and teens with misalignment, so they can enjoy healthier and more attractive smiles.
The Process of Correcting Your Smile
The treatment process is a simple one. Our team will provide you with the first set, which you wear for about 20 to 22 hours a day. You do so for about two weeks, at which point you begin wearing the next set in the series. The process continues for the duration option of the treatment, which could be as little as a year, or as much as 18 months. Either way, shorter than the treatment time braces require. The aligners are easy to clean and use, and you can take them out before you eat, prior to brushing and flossing, and before special occasions too!
If you have any questions about how we help patients enjoy even smiles using clear orthodontics, then contact our team today to learn more. A straighter smile is possible, and we want to help!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT CLEAR ORTHODONTICS
Our team wants to offer even and beautiful smiles with clear and comfortable aligners. If you would like to find out more about our clear and beautiful 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.