Many adults would like to straighten their crowded, crooked, or widely spaced teeth but cannot fathom the idea of wearing metal braces. The dentists at Dalseth Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offer an orthodontic solution that will help you maintain your professional image: Invisalign. Made of clear plastic, Invisalign aligners fit over your teeth like a retainer and are almost undetectable, allowing you to achieve an attractive smile discreetly.
Once your dentist has determined you are a candidate for Invisalign, he will take photographs, X-rays, and impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the makers of Invisalign, Align Technology. Using 3-D computer models, Invisalign techs will create a set of aligners designed to move your teeth in small increments. After wearing each aligner for about two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner in the series, which moves your teeth a bit more than the last one. Little by little, your teeth will shift into proper alignment. Treatment times vary, but most cases take about a year to achieve straight teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign addresses a number of common alignment issues, including spaces between teeth, overlap, and crooked or crowded teeth. However, did you know that correcting these common smile issues can improve the overall health of your smile? Uneven teeth provide a number of places for bacteria to hide and stray food particles to become lodged.
As a result, you can experience an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which threatens the health and beauty of your smile. After correcting your smile with Invisalign, flossing and brushing will be easier, allowing you to remove stray food particles and bacteria with ease. Invisalign not only improves the appearance of your smile, but your dental heath as well.
If you would like to discuss your orthodontic options, schedule a consultation to speak with one of our dentists. Click here to email our office or call (952) 432-1101. One of our friendly team members will happily help you schedule a convenient appointment time.