Invisalign® Clear Braces in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Invisalign uses aligner trays that are fabricated with medical-grade plastic. They are made in a series, and each tray is worn for approximately two weeks. The patient then switches to the next one in the series until the treatment is complete. By the end of the orthodontic treatment, patients will have a brand new smile!
Invisalign has a number of benefits over traditional orthodontic metal bracket and wire braces:
Wires and brackets can be uncomfortable, and may scratch the inside of a patient's mouth. Invisalign aligners are smooth and easy to wear.
In most cases, the price of Invisalign orthodontics is comparable to traditional braces. Many patients prefer to go with Invisalign due to the number of advantages they have over the alternative.
Instead of hiding teeth behind metal, patients are able to showcase their smile throughout their treatment. The clear aligner trays are discreet and difficult to discern, making them a great way for adults and teenagers to avoid embarrassment while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Ease of Use
Invisalign aligner trays are easy to remove and to wear. They are to be worn at all times, with the exception of when a patient is brushing, flossing, or eating. Compliance is important for timely results.
Invisalign has been proven over the years to make dramatic improvements in a patient's smile. The trays move the teeth into their proper positions and alignment can be maintained by continuing to wear the final tray overnight as a retainer. Invisalign can be used to straighten all teeth in the mouth, including readjusting a patient's bite.
Improving Smiles with Invisalign Invisible Braces
Right now, about four million Americans are wearing braces. That's a lot of parents, teens, and adult men and women who have made the decision to invest in the health and beauty of their smiles. In the past, that choice meant brackets cemented to tooth enamel, noticeable connecting wires, and uncomfortable tightening visits every few weeks. Today Dr. Angie Nauman and the Glisten Dental team bring options to residents of the Tulsa OK area. A terrific one is Invisalign "invisible braces."
Invisalign is based on a very different concept from traditional braces. A robust computer software system turns impressions of your mouth into three-dimensional images, projecting the changes you want to see in your smile. A series of transparent plastic aligners (something like mouth guards) is created to move teeth progressively into proper position.
Invisalign Consultations in Tulsa, OK
Dr. Nauman starts with a consultation. She listens carefully to your concerns and makes a thorough examination of your mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. If you have existing dental problems such as gum disease or cavities, she talks with you about resolving them before treatment. She takes impressions and sends that information to the Invisalign program.
You return in a few weeks to start straightening. Dr. Nauman explains the importance of adhering to the treatment plan, wearing the aligners at least 22 hours each day. They are removable, however, so you can take them out to enjoy your favorite foods and to keep your mouth sparkling clean. She shows you how to insert and care for the clear, comfortable aligners. You also receive instructions on when to advance to the next set (usually every two weeks). Dr. Nauman monitors your progress with occasional visits, but not as frequent as with conventional braces. Every patient is different, but typical treatment time is about 18 months with Invisalign.
Because the aligners are crystal-clear, most people won't even realize you are straightening unless you point it out. At the completion of your treatment plan, you'll have more than a gorgeously even smile - you'll also have a healthier mouth. Crooked teeth with overlaps and gaps cause uneven wear and create food traps. They are also more difficult to brush and floss effectively. That contributes to tooth decay and gum disease.
Call Glisten Dental today at (918) 254-8686 to learn more about how Invisalign “invisible braces” are changing Tulsa OK smiles.