Invisalign Clear Braces
Ross Dental of New Berlin Helps You Form a Straighter Smile with Invisalign
Adults and children alike despise the idea of metal braces. The old adage says that one must suffer for the end result of beauty. The modern era has tried to dispense with that antiquated notion. Why not look your best while correcting your smile? Straighten your teeth while everyone else is none-the-wiser.
What's Invisalign and Why Should You Choose it?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, comfortable and removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth without metal or brittle ceramic. Metal braces can cut your mouth during physical activity and act as a receptacle for food particles during and after meal time.
Keep your confidence as you straighten your teeth with clean and clear aesthetics. Invisalign is virtually transparent. Most people do not notice someone is wearing Invisalign until they are told.
Invisalign can be removed while eating, drinking anything but water, brushing and flossing, reducing your maintenance time away from cleaning between wires and rubber bands.
Invisalign treats crowded and crooked teeth, gapped teeth, overbites, under bites and open bites. Invisalign does take discipline, the trays must be worn 22 hours a day, and because of the ease of removability, this requires self-discipline. Cosmetic dentistry improves your confidence and can help you take better care of your smile as you find it more and more valuable.
Invisalign is designed to be invisible. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic and fit over your teeth subtly and smoothly. Your specialist will use X-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a 3D image of your teeth and prepare your trays.
If you want to know if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment with us today for an evaluation.
Q: How do the aligner trays straighten your teeth?
A: Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth positions, a process that is mapped out in advance by your doctor, specifically for your teeth and desired end result.
Q: My dentist mentioned “attachments”. What are those?
A: Depending your specific situation, some or all stages of your treatment may require these “attachments” or “ridges” to help the aligner grip the teeth. Your doctor will use these features to attempt the desired tooth movement.
Q: Will Invisalign treatment be painful?
A: While less painful and anxiety-ridden than traditional metal braces, some people do experience temporary discomfort in the form of pressure at the beginning of each new stage for a couple of days. This is a sign that the correction process is working, and typically goes away after a couple of days.
Q: Will wearing Invisalign affect my speech?
A: Aligner trays may temporarily affect your speech. This is simply an adjustment process as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, and will then disappear.
Q: Are there food restrictions while using Invisalign?
A: No. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you like with Invisalign because the trays must be removed to eat or drink anything besides water. So grab the popcorn during a movie, just make sure you brush your teeth and clean your trays after each meal.
Q: Can I drink alcohol with the aligners in?
A: Alcohol has a high sugar content. A moderate amount is fine to consume, as long as you take care to clean the teeth and aligners soon after so sugar doesn’t stay trapped in the trays and become plaque is essential. The same applies for any sugary beverage like soda or sweetened tea.