Silver Lake Dentistry
General Dentists located in Raymore, MO
Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. Silver Lake Dentistry in Raymore, Missouri, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. Call Silver Lake Dentistry to schedule an appointment if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.
You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.
Is Invisalign really better than metal braces?
Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:
- Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
- Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
- Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Teeth misalignment after braces
For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Silver Lake Dentistry. Schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
First, your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. They might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. With these, your dentist will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
After this step, your dentist will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!
Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Call Silver Lake Dentistry to talk about Invisalign.