Have you seen some of your friends and family raving about their new orthodontic treatment—but you don’t see one? They’re probably talking about their modern Invisalign treatment, probably from a dentist in Tulsa.
That’s right, they could be mentioning that cool, new plastic orthodontic trays that no one can see. If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it may be able to help you reach a few of your own personal smile goals, keep reading on through this week’s blog post!
What is Invisalign?
One of the most common questions that dentists receive from patients is “what options are available to help me straighten my teeth?” Many dentists refer patients to the Invisalign straightening system. Why?
The Invisalign straightening system utilizes a series of smooth, clear plastic aligners to guide your teeth into their correct places. These custom clear aligners apply gentle pressure with each set to push your teeth into the right spots, straightening your smile for good!
They are perfect for patients who may have had braces as children or teens but didn’t wear their retainers. Or, the Invisalign system could be perfect for a mature patient that doesn’t want to ruin their professional appearance.
What is the Invisalign process like?
To begin the Invisalign process, you must first meet with your dentist to discuss your smile goals and expectations. During your scheduled consultation, your dentist will evaluate the current state of your smile, discuss your lifestyle and how Invisalign may or may not work for you. If you both decide to move forward, your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth and send those details to a lab to create your customized orthodontic treatment.
Once your aligners have been specially crafted for you, you’ll return to our office to receive them along with helpful instructions on how to properly use them. You’ll be instructed to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, or clean your teeth.
The system works by wearing each aligner in the correct order for about six to eight weeks at a time. The customized aligners provide gentle pressure in specific spots to shift your teeth to their rightful places.
You’ll only be required to meet with your dentist periodically to check on the progression of the treatment!
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many patients benefits compared to other, more traditional orthodontic treatments, like:
- Saved time and costs with fewer dental office visits.
- Removing the treatment to enjoy your favorite foods.
- Simpler dental hygiene practices compared to traditional braces.
- Smooth plastic aligners that don’t cause irritation to the soft tissues like brackets and wires can.
If you’re interested in learning about how you personally can benefit from the Invisalign treatment, feel free to call your local dental office.
About Our Office
Here at Glisten Dental, we want to help patients achieve a better smile in the best way possible. The best way that we know how is with increased comfort, convenience, and real, effective results. Learn more about Invisalign in Tulsa and if it’s right for you by contacting our office today.