Invisalign® could be the answer if the thought of conventional wires and brackets has never appealed to you. Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that can straighten teeth in as little as six months. On average, it takes between 12 and 18 months to have the smile you have always wanted, but of course, every patient is different.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, Dr. Julie Storm and her team of dentists in Midwest City will take impressions to assure that your new aligners fit your teeth. Depending on your particular case, you will be given 11 to 31 sets of aligners that you will wear between 20 and 22 hours every day. The aligners, much like tooth whitening trays, only need to be removed when you enjoy a meal, brush, and floss.
Unlike conventional braces, which sometimes have to be worn for 24 months, Invisalign® isn’t uncomfortable. Wires and brackets can be downright painful, especially during in office adjustments. Patients who wear braces will also have to see the dentist more often. With Invisalign®, you will only need to see Dr. Julie Storm once every six weeks to make sure that your clear plastic aligner system is working as it should.
Invisalign® gently moves your teeth into position without force. Conventional braces force your teeth into alignment and, in addition to being painful, can cause other problems.
Because wires and brackets cannot be removed, patients who wear braces are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. People who wear braces need to be extra diligent when it comes to oral hygiene. Other problems that occur with braces include accidental wire breakages, which could cause cuts to the mouth and tongue, and permanent white spots where the brackets were anchored to the teeth.
Invisalign® really is the clear alternative to conventional wires and brackets. Call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Julie Storm from Timberview Family Dentistry to make sure that you are a good candidate for the clear alternative to braces.