If you missed that crucial time in middle school to get braces and straighten your teeth, you may be wondering what you can do about it now. Crooked teeth or a misaligned smile can make you feel self-conscious and shy.

Further, bulky metal braces may not fit your lifestyle or your personal style. If that’s the case, Invisalign could be the clear choice for you, finally helping you achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

How Does It Work?

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that subtly put pressure on your teeth, helping them to move gradually into a better position. Like traditional braces, Invisalign can be used to correct a host of issues, including overbites and underbites, crowded teeth, and crooked teeth.

Once your Doctor determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, they’ll take photos and make impressions of your teeth. This will help them get an accurate and comprehensive picture of the shape, size, and position of your teeth. We then send these impressions to Invisalign, which will create your unique set of clear, plastic aligners.

What You Can Expect

We ask our patients to wear their Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and to brush and floss. If you wear them consistently, we’ll be able to stick to our original prognosis for you. Most patients will wear Invisalign from 12 to 24 months.

The Benefits of Invisalign

The main benefit of Invisalign over traditional braces is that they are so much more discreet—your friends and co-workers will hardly notice them! Invisalign is also convenient because you can remove them when you eat, meaning you don’t have to avoid any of your favorite foods.

Similarly, with Invisalign you can brush and floss as usual, since you will remove them during these instances as well. With traditional braces, brushing, flossing, and eating can present difficulties.

If you’re ready to get your teeth straightened in a graceful and convenient way, give Greenway Family Dental a call.