The Invisible Way to Align Teeth
Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth without having to wear clunky metal braces? Some people would rather live with crooked teeth than to have metal brackets and wires on their teeth.
Thanks to advances in modern orthodontics, you can discreetly and conveniently straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Obtaining straight teeth doesn’t have to be a painful or embarrassing process anymore.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a custom made set of clear aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. They’re a revolutionary orthodontic system that straightens your teeth quickly and discreetly. It’s great for people whose teeth are crowded, gapped, or crooked. They can also be used to correct an overbite or underbite.
While Invisalign is a good option for most people, they aren’t ideal for patients who require significant bite alteration, or movement along the vertical axis.
What are the benefits?
Did you know that having crooked teeth can affect more than just the way you smile? When a person’s teeth aren’t straight it can also affect their oral hygiene and functionality. Invisalign gives you more freedom in your everyday lifestyle that metal braces don’t offer.
Additional reasons why patients get Invisalign Include:
- Ideal for good oral health — Removable trays allow you to maintain optimum oral hygiene throughout treatment.
- Straighten teeth discreetly — The clear aligners are nearly invisible to those around you, so people won’t even know you’re wearing them
- More freedom while eating — You can remove them while you eat, which allows you to eat whatever you please.
- Comfort — The aligners are custom made to fit your teeth to ensure maximum comfort
What does the process look like?
One major benefit of Invisalign is its effective and efficient treatment process. Generally, it only takes 9-15 months to complete. Once you’ve decided Invisalign is right for you, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with us at one of our two locations. During your free consultation, Dr. Kruger will go over the process with you which includes the following steps:
Step 1: We will take digital impressions and clinical photos of your teeth and send them off to the lab.
Step 2: You’ll receive your custom sets of aligners.
Step 3: Wear each set for about one to weeks until you move onto your next set.
Step 4: Visit Dr. Kruger every 3-6 weeks for follow-up appointments.
While you’re allowed to take your aligners out as you please, it’s recommended that you wear them for at least 20-22 hours a day for maximum results.
Contact us at our Oelwein and West Union locations
If you’re looking for a pain-free way to get realign your smile, then Invisalign may be right for you.
Give us a call to schedule your free consultation and get the smile you deserve.