Invisalign® is the clear alternative to traditional braces, and provided you are a good candidate, you can get a straight smile in as short as one year. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that are worn over your teeth throughout the day and at night. Essentially, the aligners are only removed to eat, brush and floss. The best part is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Over time, the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into their desired place, without the use of metal brackets. You simply wear a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete and you achieve your ideal smile. The best part about Invisalign is that you can achieve a straight, beautiful smile without the look, feel, or discomfort of traditional braces.
At Pheasant Ridge Dental, our doctors are certified Invisalign providers and have helped many of their patients subtly achieve a straight, beautiful smile. We can help you also. To start your Invisalign treatment, you will have a free consultation, and together we'll discuss your case in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. If so, you will schedule an initial Invisalign records appointment where digital X-rays, pictures and impressions will be taken and sent to Invisalign to create a 3-D image. These images will be used to create a digital representation of your teeth to show the progression of your smile throughout your planned Invisalign treatment.
Once your course of treatment is determined, a series of custom-made clear aligners will be made. The aligners are clear, smooth and Bisphenol-A (BPA) free, and are to be worn throughout the entire day and while you sleep, aside from meal times and when you brush and floss. Every few weeks, you will receive new set of aligners.
Every individual is unique with their orthodontic treatment. Typically for adult cases, plan for approximately a year to achieve the desire result. For teens, the length of treatment aligns with that of traditional metal braces. However, patients enjoy seeing the improvements more quickly because of the clear aligners. We recommend that your aligners be worn for 20-22 hours per day throughout your treatment. Visit www.invisalign.com for more details. Schedule your initial consultation at Pheasant Ridge Dental today to learn more.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are an orthodontic treatment option that utilize clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to create a nearly invisible teeth-straightening solution for teens (ages 16 and over) and adults who are looking for a subtle alternative to traditional braces.
The Six-Month Smile option reduces reduces treatment time over other orthodontic methods, is less expensive that traditional braces, and is an effective way to get a beautiful, straight smile without the metal look.
For more on the Six-Month Smile option and to discuss if it's right for you, schedule an appointment today!