Invisalign® has swept the nation ever since it was first introduced to straighten crooked teeth the way braces do, but in a discreet fashion. It’s practically invisible to the untrained eye.
Many people assume that Invisalign is just for straightening teeth for cosmetic reasons, but this incredible product does even more. It gives patients health benefits – and increases self-confidence – by improving their bite and their smile.
Alternative to Braces
Invisalign is a popular way to straighten crooked teeth. What’s less well known is its ability to correct other common bite problems, including the following:
- Open bite
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
Most people don’t like the way braces look or feel, and people often don’t have the patience to deal with maintenance of metal braces. The main perks of Invisalign are that it allows you to enjoy your daily life as usual, without embarrassment or feeling self-conscious, because they’re invisible and removable.
Patients who use Invisalign also realize other perks that they weren’t previously aware of or looking for. For example, Invisalign lowers the risk of plaque buildup in the back corners and other areas of your mouth.
How Can I Get Invisalign?
First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to meet with a dentist. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your dental concerns and desires for improving the look and function of your smile.
If your doctor thinks that Invisalign is right for you, they’ll have their staff take digital impressions of your teeth. This is an easy and effective technology that eliminates the need for the tray-style impression system that uses putty.
Your digital impressions are then loaded into a computerized demonstration of the “before” and “after” positioning of your teeth. The digital impressions are then sent to the Invisalign lab to have your custom clear aligners made.
How Do I Use Invisalign?
Once you receive your aligners, you should wear them all the time except for when you’re eating and cleaning your teeth. Wear them even while you sleep, because they lose their effectiveness if you wear them less than about 22 hours per day.
A new, revised aligner will be needed about every 2 weeks to adjust with the new positioning of your teeth during the straightening process.
Your aligners come with a container for when you’re eating or cleaning your teeth. You also want to be sure to keep your aligners clean with a kit provided by your dentist, or by rinsing them in lukewarm water.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Las Vegas
Patients in the Las Vegas area trust the team at Dedicated Dental to care for their oral health. We treat patients from age 4 and up right here in Henderson, Nevada.
For an appointment, call us today at (702) 566-5509 to speak with one of our friendly office staff, or fill out our appointment request form here. We look forward to making your smile better and brighter than ever before!