Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign
What are Invisalign?
Invisalign are a treatment that gently move teeth into place. The trays are worn in a series over time to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign are a popular alternative to traditional braces, and do not have any brackets or wires. The aligners are discrete and are comfortable when worn, and do not cause any mouth or gum irritation.
The clear aligner trays are worn anywhere between 20-22 hours a day. The time worn each day depends on the patient’s treatment plan and the level of correction needed. Invisalign are easily removable for drinking and eating, and have a blue indicator to let patients know when they have worn the trays for the required amount of tine each day. The blue indicator is great for teens using the Invisalign, and helps parents know if their child has worn the trays for the correct amount of time.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Having that beautiful straight smile is important, and we want our patients to be proud of their smile. A smile is the first thing you see, and our team will listen to each patient’s goals to ensure we get you the results you desire.
Invisalign are a popular choice for both teens and adults. This treatment helps if you have overcrowding, chewing, or overbite issues. Older teens and adults can follow instructions daily and ensure the trays are worn for the required amount of time. On average this treatment takes between 6-18 months, and this is comparable to the treatment time for traditional braces. During our consultation process we will discuss each patient’s age, level of correction, and smile goals to help choose which orthodontic treatment is best.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
- The clear aligner trays can be easily removed for eating and drinking.
- There are fewer food restrictions compared to other treatments.
- The Invisalign can be easily cleaned or rinsed.
- The Invisalign are smooth and comfortable, and do not cause any gum or mouth irritation.
- The Invisalign are easy to remove to play sports or a musical instrument.
- This treatment builds confidence and improve self-esteem.
- Invisalign are a discrete treatment and have no brackets are wires.
If you or your family member is interested in finding out more about Invisalign and how this treatment can benefit you, contact The Merrillville Dentist to schedule your consultation.