Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, Missouri, is proud to offer a pioneering alternative to braces to straighten teeth: Invisalign. Whether you have more modest gaps or complex bite problems, Invisalign orthodontics may be right for you!
Invisalign uses a series of oral appliances to correct gapped, crowded, and unevenly-spaced teeth and misaligned bites. These oral appliances, or “aligners,” are customized to fit each patient’s mouth’s unique contours and specifications. Each aligner also corresponds with a different stage in treatment. The aligners are made from flexible, transparent, and smooth advanced plastic. They may also be removed when eating meals and brushing and flossing teeth.
Conventional orthodontics, like braces, are “fixed” to the teeth. This system of brackets, wires, and bands can only be removed and adjusted by dentists or orthodontists. Braces have generally been associated with silver-colored metal hardware. So, when compared to traditional treatment, Invisalign is:
It’s important to follow the instructions by Dr. Todd Anderson and our team for wearing and caring for the aligners. Only remove the aligners when cleaning these devices or your mouth and when eating. And, yes, these appliances should be worn overnight while you sleep.
Take care to also wear each aligner in the correct order. Generally, new aligners are worn every one to two weeks. Again, Dr. Anderson will advise on the specifics. When worn properly, the aligner trays place consistent, gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually reposition them. Most patients see results in 12-18 months. The total number of aligner trays and, in turn, the total treatment time depends on factors such as the nature and severity of your misalignment.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation today by calling (417) 815-6797. Our team in Nixa, MO, proudly serves Fremont Hills, Springfield, Ozark, Clever, and the surrounding area with the best dental treatments and technologies modern dentistry offers.
We can even show you how your teeth will be repositioned at every stage of treatment, thanks to advanced Invisalign software that simulates the straightening process!