Today, there is a cutting-edge replacement for braces. No more irritating wires, no more painful trips to the dentist – it’s a nearly invisible alternative to help you get your perfect smile, fast. Say hello to Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that involves a series of clear aligners that slowly shift your teeth over time. Using a customized 3D-printed mold of your teeth, Invisalign® fits your unique smile while correcting it. Throughout each cycle, your aligners gradually straighten your teeth to give you a smile you love – without the hassle of braces.
Invisalign® helps straighten your teeth without the nuisance of a mouthful of brackets and wires. This type of treatment can help you avoid the uncomfortable experience of traditional braces, and they’re almost undetectable to others. With Invisalign®, you can correct your smile on the sly, with no one being the wiser.
You can also remove Invisalign® trays to eat, drink, and brush easily – you can still enjoy all your favorite foods without a problem.
Your diagnosis and treatment plan begins by visiting an Invisalign®-trained orthodontist, like Perkins Dental Care. We will provide you with an initial examination to determine whether Invisalign® is right for you, and then we will take impressions, photographs, and X-rays of your teeth to ensure that your trays fit properly. After this process is complete, we’ll build your treatment plan and perform any further necessary diagnostics to help you get the best results.
This prep work helps us provide you with a detailed timeline of your treatment, a preview of your final results, the cost of your treatment, and whether you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits. Once you are ready to proceed with treatment, Invisalign® will review your records and our customized instructions, and they’ll provide us with a series of aligner trays 3D-printed specifically for you and your smile.
Once you receive your aligners, you will wear each set for an average of one to two weeks. In order for your trays to shift your teeth properly, you should wear them for at least 20-22 hours each day. Remember, you can remove them to eat, drink, and brush your teeth – a nice perk compared to traditional braces.
Keep in mind that it is important to practice good oral hygiene while under Invisalign® treatment. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss, and rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking before putting your aligners back in. It’s also good practice to clean your aligners when you brush your teeth as well.
Come back in for your checkups approximately every six to eight weeks to make sure your teeth are on the right track. After you finish your initial treatment, you will either proceed with additional trays for smaller refinements or move to retainers to help you permanently preserve your new smile.
Call us today at (225) 398-3282 to schedule a consultation and explore whether Invisalign® is right for you. Our Invisalign®-trained orthodontic doctors at Perkins Dental Care are ready to help put you on the path to a bright smile you’re proud to show off.