Clearing Up the Facts About Invisalign

Smile Green EyesIt’s very common for adults to experience trepidation regarding the idea of straightening teeth with traditional braces. Metal bracket-and-wire orthodontics do tend to look out of place after a certain age. If braces are the only option for you to straighten your teeth, you should certainly absolve yourself of embarrassment and remind yourself that your time with braces will be well worth it when the procedure is over. However, there are many people who find comfort and freedom in clear orthodontic options like Invisalign.

Clearly an Advantage Over Tradtional Braces

While there are orthodontic options with clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires that blend in fairly well with your smile, Invisalign is a completely different way of straightening teeth. Technology has allowed this innovation of customized aligners to offer patients a truly discrete method of teeth straightening. Invisalign is a viable straightening system when the right elements of misalignment and crookedness exist with your smile. Utilizing clear and removable alignment trays allows your teeth to be gradually and inconspicuously brought into a flawlessly straight alignment.

The Invisalign Process

Invisalign begins with a detailed exam and consultation. A thorough collection of data, measurements, and images of your teeth are recorded. A lab will fabricate a full set of alignment trays just for your specific orthodontic needs. No two Invisalign patients are quite the same. You will be instructed to change your aligners to the next set every two weeks or so. Six week appointments to visit your dentist will ensure that your grin is straightening up as planned. By the time you finish your treatment, your changes are likely to impress you. The results of clear alignment systems can seem subtle day by day since Invisalign allows you to see the changes as they happen. However, when you view your before and after pictures at the end of your treatment, you’ll likely be quite amazed by how far you have come.

Contact Your Des Moines Dentist

If you are in need of any comprehensive dentistry services, or you would like a recommendation on where to find an Invisalign specialist, Dr. Burds is here. If you live in or near the 50309 zip code, contact Gateway Dental Group at (515) 244-9596 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds. We welcome patients from Des Moines, River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.