Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to correct crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and bite issues. It’s similar to other types of aligner-based orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign. If you want to correct your smile but avoid braces, Invisalign is a great choice.
By switching through a series of multiple aligners, your teeth can be shifted toward the proper position without the need to use bulky, uncomfortable metal braces. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, contact Water Valley Dental now for a consultation with Dr. Daniel Banks.
Invisalign can be used instead of braces to correct most minor-to-moderate orthodontic health issues.
When you’re wearing Invisalign, your aligners will be totally invisible. Invisalign is made of very thin, comfortable plastic that fits perfectly over your teeth. In addition, the plastic won’t interfere with speech. This means that nobody has to know about your orthodontic treatment unless you want them to, which is one of the reasons older adults prefer Invisalign over traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is completely removable and is meant to be removed to clean your teeth and to eat, so it’s easy to brush and floss and to maintain your current diet without any dietary restrictions. In addition, Invisalign does not cause much discomfort, so you can get through your treatment more easily.
By the end of your Invisalign treatment, you’ll be able to smile brightly and feel proud of your smile. Your teeth will be even, your bite will be perfect, and you’ll continue to enjoy the benefits of your orthodontic treatment for years to come.
First, your dentist will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Certain types of sedation are recommended, or necessary, for more invasive or lengthy dental procedures. But there are others that are better for relieving tension and anxiety.
Your dentist will discuss your health history and overall health to determine if sedation is appropriate for you. Certain issues, like past drug addiction, the use of certain prescription medications, and some health problems may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.
Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation about the answers will help determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you.
With the information your dentist has collected, they will lay out all your available sedation options and discuss with you each one’s effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.
Invisalign is often a viable alternative to braces, and it offers a number of advantages compared to traditional metal braces. As mentioned previously in this page, Invisalign is less visible, more comfortable, and causes less discomfort compared to braces.
In addition, Invisalign is usually faster than braces. It usually takes about 12 months to receive treatment with Invisalign, while braces may take 12-18 months or longer, in most cases.
If you have thought about braces, Invisalign may be a better alternative, no matter how old you are. You can enjoy all of these benefits and quite a few more if you choose Invisalign at Water Valley Dental.
However, it’s important to recognize that braces are a better option in some cases. If you have serious issues with your bite or your teeth are very crooked, Invisalign may not be a good option. It’s not quite as versatile or powerful, and cannot be used to correct severe orthodontic health problems.
To learn more and to find out if Invisalign or braces are right for you, contact Water Valley Dental for an orthodontic consultation. Dr. Banks can assess your oral health and determine which treatment may be the best option for you in Windsor.