Invisalign at Wichita Family Dental
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A beautiful smile is certain to create a great first impression; but crooked or misaligned teeth can make you reluctant to show yours off. Have you wanted to straighten your teeth without the discomfort of traditional braces? Invisalign® may be the perfect option for you.
Invisalign aligners straighten teeth without the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. They are are virtually invisible and removable, which means you can continue to eat the foods you love and brush and floss as usual. Most patients have a treatment time of 12-18 months and switch out their old aligners for a new set every couple of weeks.
Fast Facts About Invisalign
- Invisalign Aligners can correct Crossbite, Crowding, Spacing, Overbite, and Underbite
- Invisalign Aligners are virtually invisible with no wires or brackets.
- Invisalign Aligners are easy to remove so there are no food restrictions and you can brush and floss with ease.
- Invisalign Aligners provide treatment for both adults AND teens.
- Invisalign Aligners provide FAST results with an average treatment time of one year.
- 96% of patients are satisfied with their treatment.
The Benefits of Straight Teeth
Your gums fit more tightly around properly aligned teeth. A secure fit provides the greatest defense against periodontal disease. In addition, crooked teeth often trap food which may lead to tooth decay and misaligned teeth may cause an improper bite, teeth grinding or clenching, and increased tension in the jaw, neck, and head. Straight, properly aligned teeth can alleviate these issues and decrease deterioration of the tooth enamel.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign trays are clear, plastic aligners that realign the teeth – tray by tray – until the desired results are achieved. Invisalign aligners are customized to your specific misalignment and are made of an invisible, plastic material that is smooth and comfortable. Invisalign aligners are also removable, making them a discreet and convenient choice for teeth straightening.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners do not require tight wires or brackets, making them more comfortable than traditional braces. Because they are removable, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you did before treatment. Additionally, there are no eating restrictions while wearing Invisalign® aligners. You can continue to enjoy popcorn, taffy, and steak! Special occasion on your calendar? Remove your aligners for the event. Just remember to put them back on! Because you change the trays at home, you have fewer and faster appointments than with traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are perfect for teens and adults on the go.
How Does It Work?
The days of sticky impressions are gone! At your orthodontic consultation, we will use the iTero® digital scanning system to take a 3D digital impression of your teeth. This tool allows us to show you a simulation of your custom treatment outcome and then sends it to Invisalign within a matter of minutes. With the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, you can preview the final results of your treatment just seconds after completing the 3D digital impression.
We also send a virtual treatment plan directly to your email, allowing you to follow along with your progress at home. You will know exactly how your teeth will move and how long it will take to achieve your desired results.
Two to three weeks after we receive your case from Invisalign, we will add the necessary attachments and send you home with your trays. Attachments are small pieces of composite bonded to certain teeth, taking the place of traditional brackets. Each tray is worn for about two weeks. You may remove them to eat and to brush and floss your teeth. The number of trays varies depending on your individual needs, but the average is 18-30. After the desired results have been achieved, you will move to Vivera retainers which hold the movement in place.
It It Suitable For Teens?
Yes! Invisalign is perfect for the teen who is busy with school, extracurriculars, and a social life! Because the trays are removable, you don’t have to worry about being photographed in braces during memorable events like senior pictures, homecoming, or prom.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.