As an adult orthodontic patient, do you wish that there were a method for straightening your smile that was both effective and discreet? Every year thousands of adults seek dental treatment to correct teeth that have either shifted over time during adulthood or to correct misaligned teeth that were not straightened with braces during childhood. For many of these patients, traditional metal braces are not an option due to concerns over comfort or aesthetics. Luckily, modern orthodontic treatment has evolved to meet the demand for a better solution. O’Brien Dental Care in Shakopee, MN offers Invisalign as the solution.
Invisalign is a revolutionary system for straightening your smile that uses a series of custom clear trays to progressively move the teeth into a straighter alignment. The trays are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. There are no metal brackets or wires involved. Just use a new set of aligners every two weeks, until your treatment is completed – typically just over one year.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is only available through select, specially trained dentists and orthodontists. The system uses a custom-made series of aligners created for only you. The trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to contend with and no wires to scratch or otherwise damage your mouth. There are also no painful tightening procedures required. You’ll just advance to a new aligner tray every 2-3 weeks as instructed by your dentist or orthodontist – giving you a gradually straighter smile.
What are the advantages of treatment with Invisalign?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign trays can be easily removed by the patient to allow for eating, drinking, and easy cleaning. It is recommended to wear your Invisalign tray any time that you are not brushing, flossing or eating – but should you need to remove the tray for another reason such as a photo or job interview, it is possible. Because the trays are virtually invisible it is unlikely you’ll need to remove them often.
Invisalign treatment is often more accommodating to busy schedules, requiring fewer dental visits and no painful tightening sessions.
Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?
Yes, your O’Brien Dental professional has received specialized training in the use of Invisalign aligners and the results are typically as effective as traditional metal braces. Additionally, it is likely that you will wear your Invisalign trays just as long as you would wear metal braces – often just over a year for adult orthodontic patients.
Take the first step toward straightening your smile. Contact O’Brien Dental to learn more about treatment with Invisalign today.
Testimonials About O’Brien Dental Care and their Invisalign Experience
During one of my cleaning appointments at O’Brien Dental, I jokingly mentioned how I always hated my crooked teeth. Dr. Jody told me she could fix that and proceeded to explain Invisalign to me. These were clear plastic retainers that would fit over my teeth and gradually realign them. I was amazed at how this process really worked. It was simple (changed to new retainers every 2 weeks), almost invisible in your mouth, painless, and the end result was stunning. Now I have a set of beautiful teeth and can confidently smile again!