The new year is here! Are you ready for a new start? Maybe 2023 is the year you can finally invest in your smile. This year commit to straightening your teeth. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom molded to fit your teeth. There is no metal or wires involved, and most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing braces! Plus, you can take your aligners out to eat, so you don’t have to change your diet. It’s time to straighten your smile without anyone knowing!
Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Las Vegas, NV, to see if Invisalign is right for you. We will examine your mouth and determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If so, they’ll take impressions of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan just for you. Then you’ll switch out your aligners every two weeks until you’ve worn them all in sequence. Your treatment time will depend on your individual case. On average, people wear their aligners for 12 months, but their teeth can be straightened in as few as six months.
Once your treatment is complete and you have straighter teeth, it is important to wear a retainer to maintain your results. Otherwise, your teeth may shift back into their original position.
Benefits of Invisalign
The first thing that most patients notice about Invisalign is how comfortable their aligners are. This is one of the reasons that many people choose this orthodontic treatment over traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, the aligners are made from a lightweight plastic material that feels comfortable against your teeth. The aligners are also made from smooth plastic, so they won’t irritate the inside of your mouth the way that the metal brackets and wires can.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, allowing you to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment. You can also remove the aligners to briefly participate in sports or other activities where it would be hard to wear your aligners. When you’re not wearing your aligners, they can sit in their case or on the provided Invisalign tray, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing them.
The Invisalign Process
Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands that adjust your teeth over time. Because traditional braces are metal and wire, they can poke or rub the inside of your mouth and cause inflammation. This can also cause pain while eating or talking. Conversely, Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic material that feels more comfortable in your mouth and doesn’t cause irritation or discomfort. Best of all, you can take your aligners out to eat your favorite foods and clean your teeth!
When considering orthodontic treatment, always consider your lifestyle and goals when it comes to your smile. The experienced dentist in Las Vegas, NV, can help determine what treatment is best for you. If you are interested in exploring orthodontic treatment options, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!
For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Stonewater Dentistry at 4450 N Tenaya Way, Suite 225, Las Vegas, NV 89129. Call us at (702) 734-5000 for appointments.