How Invisalign Works- A simple and innovative technology!
Clear aligners, also known as Invisalign, are orthodontic devices made transparent to adjust imperfect teeth, align them in the jaw, and the leading alternative to braces. This treatment will help you have the perfect smile, and the beautiful teeth you’ve always desired. Invisalign will replace braces and retainers and are virtually invisible in your mouth.
Your standard orthodontic braces are set in your mouth for permanent wear and have been known to be uncomfortable while eating and sleeping. The Invisalign mouth piece is worn for up to 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat and clean. Most people wonder if braces work better than Invisalign. The jury is still out on this question, but the bottom line is they both work, they just work differently. Deciding which method is best suited for you is a conversation we at Lifetime Dental of Norman are prepared to help you decide. The typical patient will use Invisalign treatment for nine -fourteen months, or until the desired straightening is achieved.
This system is made with a proprietary SmartTrack material allowing a perfect fit to your teeth, and are designed to move and straighten your teeth better than their cousin braces.
Invisalign takes discipline throughout the entire treatment. If you are serious about taking control of your smile keep reading to educate yourself on the treatment process, pros and cons, and payment options.
Treatment Process - Straight Teeth are cool!
The dentist at Lifetime Dental of Norman will first create a treatment plan for you. They will look at how extensive of a case your dental imperfections are and if the severity of alignment can be achieved with the Invisalign retainer. Let’s look at some imperfections taken into consideration:
-Crowding (crooked teeth)
Proper treatment with Invisalign will absolutely correct these dental imperfections.
What Invisalign will not correct:
-Extremely crooked teeth (multiple crossed teeth)
-Severe imperfections in the jaw bone
The only way to really know if you are an Invisalign candidate is to set up a consult with the dentist of Lifetime Dental of Norman today. Call the office at 405-253-0192 and speak with one of our customer service professionals to schedule your office visit.
Adults- Now is a better time than never!
Now is the time to get that perfect smile you’ve always dreamt of with the industries most advanced aligner system. Invisalign is preferred by most adults who’ve never dealt with crooked teeth. It’s an important and big decision to take action with Invisalign products as an adult. Let’s look at the benefits to help you decide.
Worrying about what your friends and coworkers will say about having braces as an adult is not an issue with Invisalign. They are virtually invisible and, no brackets, no wires, no restrictions with food as you remove them. You continue to live your life and let the system work its magic. While in treatment, you will continue your normal dental hygiene practices of brushing and flossing multiple times a day. While using this product, hygiene is extremely important, so you will continue to schedule routine maintenance with our hygienist.
To clean your Invisalign aligners, you would simply use the Invisalign cleaning kit provided to you during the purchasing process. You can also rinse the aligners in lukewarm water, brushing them with a soft bristle toothbrush. It doesn’t get any easier to care for your investment and achieve that beautiful smile. We recommend cleaning them anytime you remove them from your mouth to eat or sleep. These cleaning methods won't slow down your morning or night time routine at all. Just pop them out, brush your teeth, brush your Invisalign, and pop them back in! Voila! Ready to start your day while the system works effortlessly for you!
Teens – Braces vs Invisalign
Let's talk about teens using the Invisalign treatment. Most teens will go through the orthodontic exam procedure at some point between ten and fifteen. Depending on the severity of your teen's orthodontic issues, Invisalign may be the way to go. If your teen lives an active lifestyle and is involved with sports, Invisalign is highly recommended. The more complex their jaw structure the less of a candidate they become for this treatment.
Parents dread that B word! It’s a part of life and we understand your child may need orthodontic corrections. Bars, wires, and multiple appointments are never what you want to hear from your dentist about your child. Regardless of the treatment plan, Lifetime Dental of Norman will help all parents and guardians make the right decision. Braces are not bad, they just work differently, so let us take a look inside that big beautiful mouth and get to the bottom of things for you.
We would ask you bring your teen in for a detailed consultation with our specialized professionals to determine eligibility.
Invisalign is exponentially a faster treatment than braces and has been used by over 4 million patents. The treatment cost will vary per patient depending on the length of time needed to correct imperfections. Lifetime Dental of Norman may have payment plans available to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Your consultation will include a detailed offer of options available.
Once the length of time is determined, we can then determine how many retainers you will need to achieve results. All of this is explained during your consultation at the office. Are there cheaper brands out there? Yes, however, we only offer and use the best of the best for our patients because we truly care about your oral health. Invisalign treatment is a service most flex spending accounts will allow. We take all major insurances and are ready to work with you to get that smile perfect!
Call the office TODAY and schedule your consultation! Take your oral health seriously and let's do this together!