Very few people are born with a perfectly straight smile. If you are among those who suffer from gaps, overcrowding, and rotated teeth, it is easy to feel insecure. You may have considered braces in the past, but the thought of metal wires and brackets will only further add to your self-esteem issues. Not to mention, they can be quite restrictive because you may not be able to eat your favorite foods. Now, you can get the beautiful smile that you have always wanted using a nearly invisible option. Invisalign does not use wires and brackets to move your teeth, so the treatment is less noticeable while also eliminating the restrictions of traditional braces.
Choose a Sophisticated Approach
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that are worn over the teeth to gradually move them into their correct position. This allows them to be virtually undetectable while also eliminating the hassles of traditional braces. You will also enjoy a shorter treatment time. On average, the aligners are only needed for about 12 months.
Benefit from Added Convenience
Invisalign is effective for treating an array of alignment issues; however, you will require a consultation to ensure that you are a candidate. In addition to a visual examination, 3D impressions are taken to create the series of aligners. In addition, it will provide you with a representation of how your teeth will move during the treatment so you can see the final results before you even commit to it.
You will wear each aligner for about 22 hours per day, only taking them out when eating, drinking, or caring for your teeth. Each one is used for about one week, at which point you will switch to the next in the series. You will not have to worry about coming into the office for adjustments because no wires are used. However, you will still need periodic visits so we can monitor the progression of your treatment.
While wearing the aligners, they will fit securely so you do not have to worry about them slipping or falling off. In addition, they are smooth so there is no irritation to the inside of the lips or cheeks. Caring for them is easy using nonabrasive products and dye-free cleaning solutions. This is important to ensure that they remain transparent for a less noticeable appearance.
At the end of your treatment, you will need a retainer for a brief period of time to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions. In as little as a year, you will have a straight, healthy smile with results that will last.
Get a Straight Smile Today
If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your teeth, it is time to get a straight smile with Invisalign. Dr. Terry Rigdon will perform the necessary consultation and create a customized treatment plan to start your journey to enhanced confidence.
Contact Rigdon Dental & Associates today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to seeing you smile.