Want to straighten your smile and correct the position of your teeth without committing to bulky metal braces? With Invisalign from Lakeshore Dental Studio, you can get a straight, even smile with discreet orthodontic treatment! To see if you’re a candidate for clear aligner orthodontics, schedule your consultation today! Dr. Kella will assess your smile and discuss your goals to determine whether Invisalign is the right option for you.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. It uses thin, clear plastic aligners (which look like a retainer or mouthguard) to gently exert pressure on your teeth and move them into the proper position. Patients will wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day, and switch to a new set about every 2 weeks to ensure their teeth continue to shift properly.
Invisalign is nearly invisible when worn and does not affect speech. It can also be removed to brush, floss and eat, so it’s easier to continue to care for your teeth throughout treatment. Since aligners are removable, there are no dietary restrictions like there are with traditional braces. In addition, Invisalign treatment is usually faster than orthodontic correction with braces, so it’s a great alternative for patients who would like to quickly straighten their teeth.
This depends on the extent of your orthodontic issues. Invisalign is a great option for those who have minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems like crooked teeth, an uneven smile, or gaps between their teeth. However, Invisalign is not recommended for more serious orthodontic problems like major jaw alignment or bite issues, or extremely crooked teeth. Traditional braces are more versatile and better suited to treat these kinds of issues.
If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, come into our office today for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kella. If you decide to start Invisalign with us after your consultation, you'll receive $500 off your treatment! Your dream smile is within reach at Lakeshore Dental Studio!
This depends on the extent of your orthodontic issues and a number of other factors. It’s quite difficult to provide an accurate cost estimate without a consultation, which is why we offer complimentary Invisalign consultations! After this appointment, Dr. Kella will be able to give you an accurate quote for the cost of your treatment. Plus, you’ll get $500 off if you choose to proceed with your Invisalign treatment at Lakeshore Dental Studio!
It’s important to care for your aligners properly. If your aligners become stained, this can make them visible when worn. If they become damaged or broken, your treatment may be delayed. Avoid eating or drinking anything (except water) while wearing your aligners. Chewing while wearing your aligners will damage them, and drinking beverages like coffee, tea or cola will discolor and stain the aligners.
Whenever you remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, or floss, put them in their protective carrying case to avoid losing or accidentally damaging them. You should also brush or use mouthwash after every meal, and rinse your aligners before you put them back in.
After brushing your teeth at night, clean your aligners using warm water, an unscented, clean-rinsing antibacterial soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Cleaning your aligners properly will help prevent issues like tooth decay.
The primary difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is how they correct the position of your teeth. Traditional metal braces use a series of brackets which are bonded to your teeth. A metal arch wire is run through these brackets and is held on by rubber elastics. To adjust the position of your teeth, your arch wires are tightened regularly.
Invisalign works differently. Each plastic aligner is built to gently correct the position of your teeth by putting strategic pressure on them. Over time, your teeth will shift slightly to the proper position. There is no “adjustment” necessary. You simply switch to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks.
Invisalign is nearly invisible when worn, unlike braces. It’s also removable, eliminating dietary restrictions and allowing for better oral hygiene throughout treatment. However, the design of Invisalign means it’s less versatile, and not as suitable for treating complex orthodontic issues, so come see Dr. Kella and ask about a complimentary consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you!
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