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More goes into having a healthy, good-looking smile than just keeping your teeth clean—the way that they are aligned also matters. Allow a family dentist at Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe, KS, to consult you about your orthodontic options. You may be a good candidate for Invisalign, a subtle, relatively fast, and effective way to fix the positioning of the teeth.
What Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?
Dental scientists are always seeking ways to treat patients more efficiently and provide them with the dentistry options that they need to thrive. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that was designed for patients who don’t feel comfortable having metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands in their mouths for a long period of time. As opposed to these traditional orthodontic materials, Invisalign uses sets of clear, delicate, plastic trays are shaped to closely fit the indentations and surfaces of your teeth. During treatment, you will receive a new set of trays from your Olathe family dentist every couple of weeks, across a period of about six months to a year. Gradually over this period, your teeth will adjust to match the shape of the aligning trays.
Invisalign: Why It’s a Preferred Treatment
One of the more obvious reasons why patients prefer Invisalign is due to aesthetics. Most people won’t notice at all that you’re wearing a tray when you talk or smile because the trays are clear, thin, and fit snugly along your gumline. Another advantage over regular braces is that an aligning tray can be removed and put back in whenever you want. Also, not everyone can wait up to three years for a better smile—Invisalign does the job in less than half that time, on average!
A Much-Improved Smile
Spaces between the teeth, crowding, and excessive overbites can really make a smile look unattractive. Invisalign is a relatively simple treatment that will help fix all of these issues and more. Don’t underestimate the importance of smile esthetics—a study conducted Kelton Research showed that most people associate it with more success, confidence, and even trustworthiness.
Visit Your Family Dentist
Before you can receive your first Invisalign aligning tray, you must go to your Olathe, KS, family dentist for an initial consultation, and then to have dental impressions made. Start the process today by calling 913-829-9222 to set an appointment with Dr. Anthony Marengo, Jr., Dr. Jacob Sylvester, or Dr. Matthew Kolarik.
What you need to know about Invisalign orthodontic treatment
If you want a straighter smile, Invisalign can make a difference. If you want to look great while straightening your teeth, Invisalign is the perfect choice. Not too many years ago, if you wanted straight teeth, your only choice was uncomfortable metal brackets and wires and lengthy treatment. All of that has changed thanks to Invisalign. Your dentists at Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe, Kansas want to show you the difference Invisalign makes.
Invisalign is virtually invisible to you and everyone else, but that’s only one of the benefits. Your dentists at Esthetic Enhancement want you to know the other advantages of Invisalign over conventional orthodontic treatment. Consider that Invisalign is:
- Comfortable, because it is smooth plastic, not hard metal
- Convenient, because you can remove the appliance to clean it
- Confidence inspiring, because it is clear and attractive
- User-friendly, because you can eat what you want without food getting caught in your braces
- Healthy, because you can take the appliance out to brush and floss normally
When you begin your Invisalign treatment, your dentists at Esthetic Enhancement create a set of clear plastic trays called aligners, which you wear for two weeks. You switch to another set, which you wear for the next two weeks. Every two weeks you change aligners and each new set will move your teeth gradually and comfortably until your treatment is complete. The entire process takes between 9 and 15 months.
Invisalign can correct tooth alignment and bite problems, just like conventional metal braces. The aligners will straighten overlapped and crowded teeth, and correct major bite issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite.
Your dentists at Esthetic Enhancement want you to know the difference Invisalign can make in your smile and in your life. Straight teeth are beautiful and much easier to clean. Everyone loves a beautiful, straight smile, especially when treatment is virtually invisible! If you are considering Invisalign, it’s time to call your dentists at Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe, Kansas. You deserve a dazzling, straight smile, so call today!
For people who need teeth straightening for medical or cosmetic reasons, but who don't want to deal with the hassle or embarrassment of traditional metal braces, a new teeth straightening system is now available. It is called Invisalign, and it is quickly increasing in popularity. Read on to find out all about Invisalign and how visiting Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe for treatment can benefit you!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment program that gradually straightens teeth with a series of clear plastic aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Esthetic Enhancement patients wear a series of clear plastic aligners, one after another, switching out their aligners every two weeks (or however often their orthodontist recommends). Each aligner is shaped slightly differently than the last so teeth are gradually moved into a more favorable position. Patients generally wear their aligners 18 to 22 hours a day.
What Advantages Does Invisalign Offer?
The biggest advantage that Invisalign from Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe offers is that is is practically invisible. You can wear it all day long and no one even has to know. Other great advantages include the fact that you can remove it as needed and it is very easy to clean.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Depending on the number of teeth you need to have moved and the complexity of your case, your treatment will likely last between nine and eighteen month. Neglect to wear your aligners as prescribed, however, and you'll need to wear them even longer.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Your aligners may be uncomfortable for the first few days, but then the pain should subside after that. An over-the-counter pain medication is generally enough to help with any discomfort.
Do I Have to Limit What I Eat or Drink with Invisalign?
No. Because you take out your aligners to eat, you can eat whatever you want with Invisalign. Be sure to brush your teeth and aligners before you put them back in, however.
How Do I Care for My Aligners?
Brush and rinse your aligners regularly to keep the bacteria from building up. Never rinse or wash your aligners in hot water, as it may cause the plastic to warp.
If you are thinking about straightening your teeth but you'd like to do so in an easy and inconspicuous way, Invisalign from Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe may be just right for you. Call our office to make an appointment for a consultation today!