What Is Invisalign?
An initial consultation is needed so that our dentist can examine your teeth. Once an examination has been conducted, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth. The impression is converted to a 3-D plaster model which will replicate the structure of your teeth and will be used to make the Invisalign aligners. These aligners are then given to you, and our dentist will also provide you with guidelines and instructions on how to use and take care of your aligners in a efficient manner.
Invisalign Braces are Removable
We know that traditional metal braces are not removable during the course of the treatment without our dentist’s assistance. However, Invisalign aligners can be removed whenever you want. Having the option to remove them can be very convenient for you.
These braces are virtually invisible. This is because Invisalign is made up of a transparent material. This is why Invisalign braces are not just comfortable but easy on the eyes.
The traditional braces usually have a longer time frame. The duration of the Invisalign treatment is flexible and may vary upon our dentist’s recommendation.
No Harmful Toxins
Metal braces are known for releasing harmful toxins into your mouth. This is another fundamental reason why patients have started to opt for Invisalign instead. Invisalign is made up of BPA-free plastic and does not have any dangerous toxins that can be released into your mouth.
Easy to Maintain
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign braces are easy to clean. You can pop Invisalign braces out and brush them whenever you want. This way your oral hygiene isn't compromised with. You can clean them with lukewarm water so that it clears any residual bacteria.
All of these factors make Invisalign a great option for you if you are someone struggling with misaligned teeth. Invisalign is said to be a better fit for your teeth, moving your teeth precisely in order to give you a great and healthy smile!
Misconceptions about Invisalign Braces
Invisalign Braces Are 100% Unnoticeable
The biggest misconception about Invisalign braces is that nobody can see them because they are invisible. The truth is that they are virtually invisible, and it can be difficult to notice someone wearing them. However, a person standing relatively close to you will notice the aligners.
Invisalign and traditional braces are very similar. They’re more modern than the conventional ones, but they still take time to align your teeth. They don’t provide instant results, and you need to still follow our dentist’s recommendations and guidelines to achieve optimal results.
Being the Right Candidate
Our dentist can advise if Invisalign braces are suitable for you. A preliminary examination with our dentist is important as Invisalign is not recommended for everyone. Patients who have oral sensitivities to the material of Invisalign braces will not feel comfortable with this option.
Our dentist will warn you against the consumption of several foods and drinks you need to avoid. Foods and drinks such as mustard, peanut butter, red wine, tea and coffee should be avoided during the process of Invisalign. It is also highly suggested to avoid smoking as well.
Need for Retainers
If you decide to get Invisalign, most likely you will need to follow up the treatment with a retainer just like with traditional braces. The retainer’s purpose is to protect your teeth and to avoid shifting them back to their original position. They are an essential part of maintaining your results.
For further information, please feel free to call us 913-345-2273 for an appointment or come to our office at Deer Creek Family Dental Care in Overland Park, Kansas, today. Our team can answer any questions you may have. We are dedicated to giving you a happy and bright smile.