It’s an all-too-common scenario: you’re unhappy with your crooked or crowded teeth, but you simply can’t bring yourself to wear braces for the next several months. At the Carlson Dental Group, we have another way to help you overcome your orthodontic challenges without having to compromise your appearance. Invisalign is the perfect cosmetic-friendly solution for correcting your smile while still being able to make a brilliant first impression during job interviews and first-time meetings. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
The treatment involves a series of thin aligners made out of transparent plastic. When worn, they slowly push the tooth towards their desired position, with each set of aligners moving them ever closer to the goal. The main advantage of Invisalign is that it’s virtually invisible. Your friends, family, and coworkers might not even realize that you’re wearing clear aligners in the first place unless you tell them. They will, however, notice your smile growing ever more beautiful as crooked and misaligned teeth are corrected over time.
Every patient is different, but most of the time, Invisalign treatment is completed in about 12 to 18 months. This is much faster than metal braces, which are often worn for two or even three years at a time. In order to make sure that your treatment stays on schedule, it’s important to wear your aligners for the required amount of time every day. 20 hours a day is the absolute minimum, but we generally recommend keeping them in your mouth for at least 22 hours. You can take them out to eat or to brush your teeth, but don’t forget to put them back in immediately!
Invisalign is often recommended for adults with mild to moderate cases of crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gapped teeth, mild overbites or underbite. If you think Invisalign might be right for you, get in touch with us today and schedule a visit so that we can discuss your smile goals in person.