When it comes to perfecting your teeth, our dentist in McPherson can help! In the past, metal braces were the only solution available to straighten teeth, close gaps and fix alignment issues. Today, there are dozens of different orthodontic treatments to choose from. Before you settle on one, try to familiarize yourself with a few of the different options. At McPherson Dental Care, we offer one of the most desired orthodontic treatments: Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable alternative to metal braces that millions of patients around the world are using to fix their teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a state of the art orthodontic treatment that is completed with clear plastic aligners. These aligners are made of a thin plastic that is molded to fit your teeth. The aligners are worn for about two weeks at a time before they are switched out for a new set. The new set has minor adjustments on it that force your teeth to move into their new position. Over the range of six months to two years, your teeth can be perfected with Invisalign treatment!
What are the Benefits of Invisalign Treatment?
If you’re considering this alternative option to traditional metal braces, there are a few benefits of Invisalign you should know about before you commit to the treatment. First of all, Invisalign offers more comfort, convenience, and discreetness than traditional metal braces. For example, the aligners you will wear are completely invisible. The plastic is made of a thin transparent plastic that nobody but you and your dentist will even notice. Not only will your treatment be a secret, but it won’t cause you as much discomfort as braces. The thin plastic aligners won’t scrape up your cheeks or lips like metal braces. In addition, your teeth will gradually move every 2 weeks instead of all at once every 6 weeks. This will cause your teeth to feel less sore throughout your treatment.
Lastly, you only need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This means they can be removed for eating and brushing and flossing your teeth, allowing you to eat whatever you want and clean your teeth effectively throughout your treatment.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic problems can benefit from Invisalign. This includes fixing gaps, crookedness, crowded teeth as well as bite problems like overbites, underbites, and crossbites. You will need to arrange for a consultation to find out if you are in fact a candidate for Invisalign.
Schedule a Consultation for Invisalign Treatment Today
If Invisalign sounds like the right treatment option for you, what are you waiting for? It’s time to give our dentist in McPherson a call to schedule an Invisalign consultation. Feel free to call us or fill out our online form to get the process started. We look forward to perfecting your smile with Invisalign treatment.