Orthodontics are quickly becoming one of the most popular types of dental care in the world. As people see the results, it’s tempting to invest in the treatments to straighten crooked teeth. But who wants to keep obvious metal devices on their teeth for years?
Instead of going the typical braces route, why not look into Invisalign to straighten your smile?
Invisalign aligners are crafted from a clear material that is so transparent, it’s almost invisible. No metal is used, and the final results are the same straight, beautiful teeth in less time.
Not all dental offices are Invisalign providers, but City of Oaks Dental proudly offers this service as trained, certified specialists.
When you decide to use Invisalign for your dental needs, you’ll schedule an appointment to get started. To get started, you'll have a custom-made series of trays of shifting teeth.
These use your mouth’s current placement of teeth and gums to start a tray, or aligner. They are then adjusted to gradually shift your teeth toward your final goal.
As with braces, it’s a slow and steady movement, but unlike metal braces, they are hardly visible and the process can be a lot faster.
You can expect to have a new tray positioned in your mouth every two weeks or so, depending on your progress. Dr. Throop creates the trays as your teeth shift, monitoring the movements of your mouth over time.
You might be a candidate for Invisalign’s special straightening technique. To find out, schedule a consultation with Dr. Throop for an assessment and a quick Q&A session.
At City of Oaks Dental, our staff are trained in creating trays, applying the aligners, and teaching you how to care for your new product. You have questions; we have answers for everything from the procedure to the finances.
Invisalign providers have to go through ongoing training courses with regularly changing instructions. Dr. Throop and staff are up-to-date on the newest innovations, so you will always have the best results possible from the latest technology.
If you have been approved for an Invisalign treatment, you’ll have a digital scan that shows 3-D images of your mouth. These images will be analyzed and used to make a plan of treatment of how to shift your teeth over time. Then your aligners will be crafted from clear, BPA-free plastic. You’ll be able to wear them comfortably all day, but everyone is different. How long and when you need to wear them will be discussed with you.
Invisalign technology is used to help with dental issues like crowded teeth, underbites, crooked teeth, and gaps. All these oral concerns can lead to more serious problems, so it’s best to get them fixed as soon as you can.
The typical period for an Invisalign treatment is approximately one year. Depending on the severity of your situation, your treatment may last longer.
The results of Invisalign products are so pronounced, they are used all over. There’s no metal to irritate your mouth, no painful twisting of brackets, and a much faster turnaround time when you begin to see results.
Like with braces, you may have to wear a retainer once your treatment is finished. Otherwise, your straighter teeth are ready for you to go on about your life, showing off your perfect smile!
Schedule an appointment with City of Oaks Dental to see how our Invisalign specialists can give you the smile you’ve been wishing for, fast.