When you see a picture of yourself, do your eyes immediately go to your crowded teeth? Does looking in the mirror always end up with you wishing you could close the gaps in your smile? You’re not alone. Decades prior, metal brackets and dark-colored wires were the go-to solution, but no longer. Today, you can opt for Invisalign, which is a discreet, effective way to straighten your teeth. If you’re interested in finding out more about this orthodontic treatment, keep reading or reach out to our team to schedule your initial consultation!
Invisalign – Mangum, OK
A Discreet, Effective Way to Straighten Your Teeth
Why Choose 333 Dental Care For Invisalign?
- Skilled dentist with over 20 years of experience
- Personalized treatment plans for every patient
- Welcoming, faith-based atmosphere
How Invisalign Works
Although the meticulous planning that goes into crafting an Invisalign treatment plan is complex, the process itself is quite simple. In short, each set of clear aligners is designed to place just enough pressure on your teeth to gradually move them into their ideal position. Tray by tray, your teeth will begin to straighten out, bringing you closer and closer to your dream smile. You will come in for a check-in visit about every six weeks, which allows our team to monitor your progress and ensure your teeth are tracking properly. Once you’ve completed your entire series of aligners, we will provide you with a retainer to preserve your hard-earned results!
Indicators for Invisalign
Invisalign is a highly versatile orthodontic treatment that can be used to address any of the below issues:
Having overlapping teeth isn’t just a cosmetic concern, it also can make it difficult to clean your teeth and gums properly, which increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can effectively address crooked teeth, allowing you to smile confidently and clean your teeth thoroughly.
Gapped teeth can not only tank your self-confidence, but they leave extra room for food particles to get trapped, resulting in bad breath and decay. Luckily, clear braces can guide your teeth back into a much more aesthetically pleasing, functional position.
Overbites and underbites are just a few bite issues that can put an immense amount of pressure on your jaw, which can result in grinding and clenching. To protect your teeth from enamel wear, Invisalign can push your teeth into proper alignment.
Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics
Invisalign is widely known for providing patients with clear, practically undetectable aligners. However, that isn’t the only reason this cosmetic dentistry treatment has continued to be one of the most popular services for over two decades! The additional benefits include:
- Speed (the average treatment timeline is 12 months).
- Increased comfort.
- No dietary restrictions.
- Hassle-free oral care.
- Completely removable.
Cost of Invisalign
Since Invisalign isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all price. Depending on the orthodontic issues you are looking to correct, your age, and the amount of time you need to wear your aligners, the cost can vary. Fortunately, our team can provide you with the estimated price at your initial consultation! That way, you have the correct information and are informed about all the financial resources available to help you get the smile you want at a price you can afford.
If you’re looking for a discreet, effective way to straighten your teeth, there’s no better option than Invisalign. However, it’s likely that you have a few questions that need to be answered before you’re willing to commit to a treatment plan. That’s perfectly fine! During your no-obligation consultation, we’ll be happy to answer any and all inquiries you may have. In the meantime, we invite you to look over the following questions that we frequently get about Invisalign so you can learn more! When you’re ready to schedule your consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Can You Be Too Old or Too Young for Invisalign?
Smiles of almost any age can benefit from Invisalign! Generally, we don’t recommend Invisalign for patients who don’t yet have all their permanent teeth. With that being said, there is no upper age limit for Invisalign! In fact, millions of adults have chosen this unique orthodontic solution because of how well it can fit into their busy, professional lifestyles. During your consultation, we’ll carefully inspect your smile to ensure that Invisalign is a good choice for you.
Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
Traditional metal braces are notorious for their sharp metal wires and brackets that scratch the soft tissues in the mouth. Since Invisalign aligners are crafted from a single piece of smooth, biocompatible material, you can expect to enjoy a much more comfortable straightening experience!
However, all forms of orthodontic treatment are bound to cause some discomfort as your teeth are shifted into their ideal positions. Thankfully, any soreness caused by Invisalign should naturally go away on its own within a few days. To manage discomfort, try eating or drinking cold things, numbing your mouth with an ice pack or cold compress, or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed.
What Foods Do I Have to Avoid During Invisalign Treatment?
Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no dietary restrictions that come with Invisalign. While you should of course limit your intake of unhealthy, sugary foods, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite meals while you straighten your smile. Simply take your aligners out, enjoy your food, then give your teeth a quick brush before putting your aligners back in. As long as your aligners don’t come in contact with any foods or beverages besides water, you won’t have to adjust your daily diet.
How Are Invisalign Aligners Cared for?
It’s easy to keep your Invisalign aligners clean since they’re removable! Just remember to:
- Rinse your aligners off every morning, evening, and any time you take them out of your mouth.
- Brush and floss your teeth twice a day as well as before putting your aligners back in after eating or drinking.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and Invisalign cleaning solution to clean your aligners daily.
Are Invisalign Results Permanent?
Invisalign has the potential to transform your smile for life, but only if you take the proper steps to preserve your results! At the end of your treatment, we’ll provide you with a custom-made retainer and personalized instructions on how often you should wear it. This little device will help hold your teeth in their ideal positions as your mouth grows and changes over time, allowing you to maintain a beautiful, healthy, and straightened smile for life!