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Roadt Family Dental is Now Virtue Dental!

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With Invisalign Orthodontics, clear braces, also known as aligners, are made specifically to fit over the surface of the teeth and gradually move them into their ideal position. Patients of all ages who want to fast straighten their teeth prefer Invisalign clear aligners because of its transparent, virtually unnoticeable look (and discreetly). If you or a loved one is considering Invisalign for a straighter, more attractive smile, call us at (262) 662-1111 to schedule an appointment.

What Are the Advantages of Straightening Teeth?

Your teeth are made to cooperate throughout the remainder of your life in order to preserve a proper bite. On the other side, smiles with crooked, gapped, or improperly aligned teeth may be vulnerable to dental issues and a decline in self-esteem. The following orthodontic advantages should be considered by patients in order to support a proper bite alignment and a beautiful smile:

  • Address mild to severe bite alignment issues, including as TMD or TMJ pain.
  • Get rid of malocclusions like crowded teeth or crooked smiles.
  • Correct a misaligned grin and stop more bite issues
  • Encourage the pleasurable natural functions of the bite.

Metal vs. Invisalign Braces

Invisalign is distinguished from conventional metal braces by its distinct appearance and flexibility to be removed before to meals or when consuming sticky or sugary foods.

For patients, this technique offers the following benefits:

  • Simple to take off before eating (and won’t trap food), and makes teeth cleaning simple
  • Does not irritate, chafe, or itch the inside of the cheek and does not require the use of gummy wax.
  • Invisalign can straighten a smile in as little as 12 months, when traditional braces can take up to two years.

How might Invisalign benefit me? What is it?

Not everyone has the fortitude to put up with heavy metal braces for two to three years to get a more attractive smile. Thank goodness for Invisalign, which is made of a tough thermoplastic polymer and can simply and swiftly straighten teeth. Although our Invisalign process is simple, the outcomes are frequently breathtaking! See Dr. Jones about utilizing Invisalign to straighten your teeth if you’ve been bothered by a crooked smile or misaligned teeth.

How We Use Invisalign

The Invisalign procedure does not include the use of the bulky wires, brackets, and those bright rubber bands that have made metal braces stand out throughout the years. Invisalign, on the other hand, is covert and employs aligners that are strong, transparent, and made from a mold of your teeth. Each set of aligners is specifically designed to fit the contour of your smile.

Using two sets of aligners—one for the upper jaw and one for the lower jaw—for around two weeks each will gradually move the teeth into their proper positions. It could take some getting accustomed to at first, but wearing your aligners will get easier with time.

How to Take Care of Aligners!

You must treat your Invisalign aligners with the utmost care once you receive them. Losing, hurting, or damaging an aligner could cause you to delay therapy and have a poorer outcome. If you consume anything besides water while wearing aligners, you run the risk of staining them.Your aligners could become twisted if you drink hot liquids like coffee or tea, which would require you to buy new ones. You cannot eat while wearing aligners since chewing could damage or deform them.

Also, always rinse your aligners after removing them to eat or drink. As a result, oral bacteria and saliva will be washed away. When you go out to eat, keep your aligners in their carrying case to prevent losing, misplacing, or injuring them. After eating, wash your teeth if you can before replacing your aligners. If you are unable to brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with either plain water or an antibacterial mouthwash to get rid of food particles and maintain a clean smile.

You must maintain good dental hygiene if you want to prevent bacteria and food particles out of your aligners. If you don’t brush, floss, and rinse properly, bacteria and food particles could get stuck between your teeth and aligners. Cavities may result from this.  Before putting your aligners on for the night, give them a gentle brushing with a fragrance-free soap that rinses clean. Also, use denture cleaners or a product like Invisalign cleaning crystals to clean and sterilize your aligners once a week.

What Takes Place Following Invisalign Treatment?

Following your Invisalign treatment at Virtue Dental, Dr. Jones will discuss with you your choices for maintaining your straight teeth. Retainers come in two varieties:

  • Fixed
  • Removable

After treatment, fixed retainers made of a specific kind of wire are attached to the back of your teeth to keep them in place and stop them from shifting. The main benefit of a fixed retainer is that it keeps your teeth straight all the time without requiring you to remember to wear it at night. On the other side, some patients could object to having a piece of metal in their mouth permanently.

If so, a removable retainer may be a possibility. These aligners look similar to Invisalign aligners. To avoid tooth shifting, they are only meant to be worn at night. You must continuously wear your braces if you want to keep your teeth straight. Your teeth may start to move back to their normal position and become crooked if you don’t wear them every day.

How to Obtain the Greatest Outcomes from Invisalign

The most important thing you can do is to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. If you do not wear your aligners correctly and frequently, you will not get the best outcomes. Make sure to keep track of your old aligners and store them securely even after switching to a new pair. In the unlikely event that your aligners are misplaced or broken, you can continue wearing your previous set until Dr. Jones can prepare a new set for you.

Make a consultation with Dr. Jones.

Getting a straighter smile can make all the difference for a patient who wishes to live more courageously with a smile they like. At Big Bend’s Virtue Dental, we think that better oral health and positive dental experiences should be a right for all of our patients. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a well-liked and flexible restorative dental option. Make an appointment by calling (262) 662-1111.