Wearing metal braces isn’t the only option for achieving that straighter smile.
Sure, you would love to fix that crowded smile or close those gaps between your teeth, but if you are an adult you may feel as if this is only a pipe dream. Many people assume that once they hit a certain age, getting braces just isn’t an option. Of course, our Roanoke, VA, dentists understand that you don’t want to go into the office or your college classes with a mouth full of metal. Now you don’t have to.
It might seem hard to believe when you first see these clear trays, but Invisalign’s unique aligners are all custom-made to fit over your teeth to shift them gradually. Each aligner offers the proper amount of force and pressure necessary to get teeth to move into the ideal position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time, after which it is replaced with the next set of aligners.
What goes into getting Invisalign treatment?
There are several steps you’ll go through to get the smile you want:
- Consultation: We will need to examine your smile and make sure that the changes you want to make coincide with what Invisalign can offer you. We will also make sure that your smile is free of decay, gum disease or other issues that will need to be treated before getting Invisalign.
- Treatment phase: Next, our Roanoke general dentist will take digital images of your teeth and map out your treatment plan, determining which teeth will move and just how much they will need to move to achieve the ideal smile. You’ll even get to see what your smile will look like after your treatment is over.
- Getting your aligners: An Invisalign lab will take the time to make each aligner to fit your specific needs. These aligners will be worn for around 22 hours/day. You can remove them before brushing and flossing, or prior to eating or drinking anything.
- Treatment: You will continue to come into our office about every six weeks to check the progress of your treatment and to make sure everything is going smoothly.
If you want to find out more about Invisalign and whether it’s the right way to straighten your smile, then it’s time you called Hunting Hills Family Dentistry in Roanoke, VA, to schedule your no-risk consultation. Let’s get you the smile you deserve.