Our team at Smile Cove Pediatric Dental wants to help you take the best care of your teeth, and we are happy to discuss a variety of treatment options to help you bring them into proper alignment. In our experience, one of the biggest reasons why adults hesitate to pursue orthodontic treatment is because they don’t want to get visible braces. Fortunately, our team works with skilled orthodontists who can offer an alternative to traditional braces in the form of Invisalign aligners. In this article, we’ll go over some key information you need to know about Invisalign in order to decide if it’s right for you.
- What is Invisalign? – Chances are good that you have already seen an add for Invisalign products and are generally familiar with the concept, but for everyone who has not, here’s a brief explanation. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic forms designed to bring crooked or crowded teeth into the proper position, creating a healthier bite and a more beautiful smile.
- How do Invisalign aligners work? – With traditional braces, it’s the gradual tightening of the wire that shifts your teeth into the proper alignment. With Invisalign, on the other hand, it’s the gradual changes in the shape of the form that cause your teeth to gradually migrate. Your first set of aligners will closely match the natural shape of your bite, but with each change, the aligner forms will straighten out bit by bit and force your teeth to conform as well.
- What’s the right way to wear Invisalign aligners? – When you get your aligners, you will need to come in briefly to have the fit checked. Once everything is fitting just right, you’ll need to wear the aligners all day, except when eating, flossing, or brushing your teeth.
Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment and services for patients of Smile Cove and also accepts patients looking for orthodontic treatment only from any other dental office. Please visit the Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics website for more information or give us a call at 727-789-4450.