Does having crooked teeth interfere with your sense of confidence or self-esteem? Do want to correct your smile, but don’t want to be seen in class orthodontic metal braces either? Invisalign is a convenient, unnoticeable, teeth straightening prosthetic that won’t interfere with your daily life. Whether your teeth are crooked, widely spaced, or crowded, Oklahoma City Invisalign™ can help straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces.
How Does it Work?
Invisalign™ creates sets of high-strength thermoplastic aligners to be worn over the teeth and move them into their ideal alignment in a matter of months. By adjusting the form of your teeth in small increments, teeth gently transition into place. All the normal functions of brushing, flossing, eating, and chewing can take place because Invisalign is removable. Go ahead and enjoy that movie popcorn you crave, or bite into that apple without fear that it will get caught in your aligners. Invisalign™ only takes 6-18 months on average to straighten teeth, whereas metal braces can take upwards of 2-3 years. Invisalign is quickly becoming the favorite form of convenient and discreet braces.
The process towards beginning your Invisalign treatment is simple. First, your Oklahoma City dentist will use photos and X-rays to form a digital map of your teeth, which is rendered into a 3D model. That model is then used to create a molded impression, which will serve as the base for developing your custom aligners. Using modern digital technology, the Invisalign™ software can display a comprehensive step-by-step process of how your teeth will change over time. Once the designs have been approved, your custom made aligners will be processed and sent back for proper fitting.
At your second appointment, any smoothing or polishing of the aligners will take place, so that they can be worn immediately after. Your dentist will walk you through how to properly care for and clean your aligners, and educate you further on the process. It is normal to feel some discomfort when beginning Invisalign™ treatment, or at the start of every new pair of aligners, because they are made to predict where your teeth will rest at the end of every two weeks. This discomfort usually subsides quickly and should not last the entire duration.
Finally, it’s your turn to start wearing Invisalign™!The aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours a day, but are easily removable for eating, brushing and flossing. Every two weeks, replace your aligners with a new set, to continue straightening your teeth in small increments. You may be provided a dental retainer at the completion of your Invisalign™ process to preserve the alignment of your teeth in the future.
How can we help?
As always, our team at Crossroads Family Dental wants you to know that we are by your side whenever you need advice or help with your dental needs. Dr. Underwood, Dr. Dais, Dr. Faulconer, and the team at Crossroads Family Dentistry love to keep the Oklahoma City and Moore area smiling with a conservative approach to dentistry. Feel confident, comfortable, and ready to take on the world when you smile with Invisalign. Our goal is to constantly provide the highest quality treatment and education to our patients. If you have any questions regarding invisalign in Oklahoma City or want to know your options for building your smile. Call today to at (405) 384-7933 schedule your appointment.