If you are looking for an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, then Invisalign treatment may be the right option for you. The Invisalign system uses an innovative approach to straighten your teeth without metal braces. Instead of fixing metal wires and brackets to your teeth, the orthodontist uses aligners that are custom-made to gradually move your teeth to the proper position.
Depending on your individual case and the position of your teeth, you may require 6 to 24 months for the clear aligners to gently move your teeth to the desired position, after which you will be required to wear retainers to hold them in place - keep your teeth from shifting back to their original position.
If you're a suitable candidate for Invisalign, our Invisalign specialist will take X-rays and digital scans, as well as a dental impression to create your custom treatment plan.
The impressions, your personal dental information, and prescribed treatment will be used in a lab to create a personal 3D treatment plan, after which your customized clear aligners will be fabricated.
On your next appointment, you will receive 3-4 sets of your custom-made aligners to wear every day - for a minimum of 22 hours - and change each set after one to two weeks.
You won't need to visit your orthodontist as often as with metal braces. But a dental visit is recommended every 6-10 weeks to receive the next series of aligners and to assess the progress of your treatment.
One your Invisalign treatment is complete, you may need to wear retainers to help ensure that your teeth remain in their new position.
The aligners are custom-made for optimal comfort, plus they're removable when eating and brushing your teeth for good oral hygiene.
Invisalign treatment is also a great option for busy and active individuals. Since there are no wires to adjust, there is a low risk of dental accidents involving loose wires, plus you can choose when to visit the dentist for a quick check-up and to collect your next set of aligners.
With Invisalign for teens and adults, anyone can now have a pleasant experience straightening their teeth and improving their smile. Contact Olive Ortho to start your treatment today.
If you have any questions regarding the services we provide, please call our office at (314) 274-1477.