Invisalign For Straighter Teeth
While many of our patients need to have some type of tooth straightening completed, the reality of having braces is often a major hurdle that holds people back. We often think of braces only being used for children, and even then, we don’t usually think fondly of those times.
Dr. Cadle offers a great solution to help get you the smile you deserve without having to go through the entire process that comes with braces! Invisalign is a dental product that is designed to straighten your teeth without having hardware glued or attached to your teeth.
Once Dr. Cadle has reviewed your medical and dental histories, he will perform a physical exam. It is important to have a good understanding of the current condition of the teeth, gums, and underlying structures to make sure that you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Once this has been completed, a digital image of your mouth and teeth will be taken. This image will be used to design a treatment plan and create the Invisalign aligners specifically for you.
The image is uploaded to a computer, and Dr. Cadle then creates a specific plan that helps move the teeth to the proper location and in the right order. Once this has been completed, he will understand how many aligners will be needed and can give you an idea of how long your treatment will take.
Your treatment plan will dictate exactly how the aligners are created, and then they are sent to you. You begin wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, only taking them out to brush, floss, and when you eat. You should wear the aligners while you go about your daily life, and also when you sleep.
Following Dr. Cadle’s advice will give you the best results in the fastest time. Additionally, if you stop wearing your aligners for an extended period of time during your treatment, teeth can often shift out of place, and your aligners and treatment plan will need to be amended.
As the name implies, Invisalign is designed to be invisible. They are completely clear, so when they are placed over your teeth, nobody will even be able to see them. This means that you can nail that critical interview, give an important speech, or flash your smile without ever having to worry about people focusing on your dental work. This helps our patients live confidently, even as they are working hard to get their perfect smile.
Braces require patients to undergo significant lifestyle changes. There are a number of foods that are placed on the forbidden list for many patients who have braces. If you use Invisalign, you don’t have to say goodbye to biting into a crisp apple, you can still enjoy popcorn at the movies, and there is no need to avoid fresh summer corn without cutting it off the cob first. Instead, simply remove your aligners while you eat, and then put them back in. Keep enjoying the foods you want!
Invisalign’s digital imaging allows patients and Dr. Cadle to get the most accurate information possible on your teeth. Using this image to create your aligners will help you feel confident that your outcome will be exactly what you want.
Poor tooth alignment can often lead to a variety of dental health issues. Patients who have overlapping or crooked teeth have a more difficult time removing harmful bacteria and buildup from their teeth. This means that they are more prone to a host of dental issues, including cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Invisalign helps patients get straight teeth that are easier to clean.
If you are considering Invisalign to give you a perfect smile, contact Dr. Cadle today. Our staff has the experience to make sure that we answer all of your questions and get you the results you want.