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By Esthetic Enhancement
April 29, 2016
Tags: Invisalign  

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 invisalignperfect 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!

By Esthetic Enhancement
April 27, 2015
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignFor 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!