Invisalign for a Straighter Smile: Everything You Need to Know

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Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign!

If you want to get a better smile, but don’t like the idea of wearing braces and dealing with metal wires in your mouth all day long, Invisalign may be the solution you’re looking for, and Wohler’s Family Dentistry is here to help. Invisalign is a straightening orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligner trays to help you get your teeth into the shape you want – with fewer restrictions than braces. If you want to learn more about what Invisalign is and how it works, as well as some of the benefits they have over braces, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out if Invisalign could work for you!

Invisalign VS Braces - The Difference is Clear

There are many advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces, one of the most obvious being the fact that they are virtually invisible. Another notable advantage is their ability to be removed for eating and cleaning, making it a lot easier to maintain good oral hygiene. This also means you won’t have any eating restrictions as you would with braces. Invisalign trays must be removed when eating or drinking anything other than water, but ultimately, they are the most convenient choice for those wanting to fix their smile, and highly recommended by our dentist.

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➣ How does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of almost undetectable aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. First, x-rays are taken of the patient’s mouth at our dentist and are used to create a series of aligners using advanced 3D modeling computer technology – no molds required! The aligners are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift and align. In essence, Invisalign works by gently pulling your teeth in whatever direction is needed as you go about your day – without any discomfort!

➣ How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The Invisalign treatment time depends on the severity of your smile, but it usually takes about a year. The average Invisalign patient should expect to have 20 aligners throughout the course of their orthodontic therapy.

➣ How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Orthodontic treatment using Invisalign is customized for every patient, therefore the cost will vary depending on your needs.

Getting the Most Out of Your Invisalign Aligners

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For the best results, Invisalign aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours a day. Also, it is recommended to brush your teeth after each meal before you put your aligners back in to prevent staining of the plastic. To clean your aligners, you can use a gentle toothpaste and toothbrush, and rinse in warm water. Never use hot water to clean your aligners, as the heat could permanently warp the shape of the plastic. There are also sterilizing cleaning solutions you can use to clean your aligners. Our dentist recommends always making sure your aligner is clean and free of any contaminants before placing it in your mouth.

How to Know if Invisalign is Right for You

If you’re wondering if Invisalign is right for you, Wohler’s Family Dentistry can help! As a certified Invisalign provider, our team of professionals will be happy to assess your needs and determine whether this treatment will effectively fix your smile. Recent innovations and technological advancements make it possible to correct most teeth alignment and bite issues. However, there are a few limitations to what Invisalign can correct. For example, if a tooth is severely rotated in the wrong direction, Invisalign might not be able to correct it efficiently. Likewise, while small gaps are no biggie for our aligners, large gaps may be too much for them to handle. In these situations, braces may be necessary to get the smile you desire. Our dentist can provide you with the best advice after your initial consultation at our office.

If you want straighter teeth, Invisalign may be an excellent option for you! If you’re interested in seeing if Invisalign is right for you, feel free to contact us to set up your consultation with our dentist and get started on this life-changing treatment! At Wohler’s Family Dentistry, we proudly offer Invisalign as well as other dentistry services that are sure to make your teeth look great and stay healthy.

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