Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment can be an exciting time, especially if you have dealt with crooked teeth as an adult. However, you may be hesitant to get braces because you feel that metal brackets and wires will be noticeable and look unprofessional. The good news is that Exceptional Dentistry offers Invisalign, the clear choice for orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign offers clear aligners that apply gentle, precise pressure to straighten your teeth. Patients wear a set of aligners daily, changing to a new set every 1-2 weeks, depending on your dentist’s directions. You will see your Invisalign provider in Louisville at Exceptional Dentistry every 3-4 weeks. We ensure you remain on track for treatment and make any necessary adjustments during these checkups.
How does Invisalign work?
- We start by taking impressions of your teeth and bite. These are used to fabricate each set of your aligners, which are designed to apply pressure at specific areas, slowly moving your teeth into alignment.
- Once you receive your aligners, wear them daily for a minimum of 22 hours a day.
- Only remove your aligners to eat or drink, and when you need to brush and floss your teeth.
- The dentist will instruct you on how often you should switch to a new set of aligners.
How long before I see results?
You may start noticing your teeth shifting into proper alignment within the first few weeks. However, that does not mean that your treatment is over. Most individuals will complete treatment between 12 to 18 months, although some patients may need to wear their aligners longer. Especially those that do not adhere to their treatment plan instructions. However, during your consultation, we can provide an estimated treatment timeline. Remain on track with your treatment end date by wearing your aligners as prescribed.
How should I care for my aligners?
You should wear your aligners most of the time. However, when you remove them for any reason, store them in the container that your dentist provides to avoid damaging or losing your aligners. Never store your aligners in your car or direct heat. To clean your aligners, simply rinse them with room temperature water, and use an Invisalign-approved cleaner to remove stains or odors. Other than that, caring for your Invisalign aligners is relatively simple and does not require much effort.
Who should get Invisalign?
Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults that want straight teeth but do not want traditional metal braces. Clear aligner orthodontics may be suitable for patients with an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or severely crooked teeth. However, the best way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Exceptional Dentistry. We will assess your oral health and determine your orthodontic need to ensure we recommend the best options for you.
Invisalign in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Louisville and Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Having straight teeth can boost your confidence and improve your oral health. And Invisalign could help you achieve those goals. To learn more about Invisalign or see if it is the right fit for you, contact Exceptional Dentistry by calling (502) 423-7868 or connect with us online.