Become the Next Success Story
Invisalign revolutionized orthodontics when it was first approved by the FDA in 1998. This remarkable technology allows patients to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without the inconvenience and aesthetic issues associated with traditional metal braces. Now, it’s better and more accessible than ever. You can become the next Invisalign success story with help from the friendly team at Brookwood Dental Center in Fenton, MO.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Dental patients prefer Invisalign because this treatment is effective, comfortable, and convenient. The clear plastic aligners gradually shift your teeth into the ideal positions. During your treatment, you won’t ever have to worry about hiding your smile, since there will be no visible braces. You also won’t have to worry about wires coming loose and poking at the soft tissues of your mouth, which is a common occurrence for people with metal braces. With Invisalign, you can continue to do all of your normal activities, and you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods—since the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions.
What is the Invisalign Treatment Process?
The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is to consult the dentistry team at Brookwood Dental Center. You’ll have a thorough examination to ensure that Invisalign is the right choice for you. Then, you’ll learn about the Invisalign treatment schedule and have a chance to ask any questions you may have. The dentist will send information about your teeth to the Invisalign lab, where your custom aligners will be fabricated. Once you receive your aligners, all you have to do is pop them into your mouth. Your dentist will let you know when you should move to the next set of aligners.
What Are the Guidelines for Wearing Invisalign Aligners?
To stay on track with your treatment plan, you’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day, but 22 hours is preferable. It’s important to wear them every day and night, as your teeth can move back without them. You should remove your aligners only for eating and cleaning. After each meal or snack, clean your aligners, brush your teeth, and pop the aligners back in. Follow these simple steps to put your aligners in place:
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Rinse the aligner.
- Check the aligner for a “U” or “L,” which correspond to the upper and lower jaws.
- Position the aligner gently over the appropriate arch of teeth.
- Use your fingertips to apply gentle pressure, starting with the front teeth.
- Work your way back to the molars, applying even pressure until the aligner snaps in place.
- Avoid biting your aligners into place, as this can damage them.
If you have any questions or concerns, a dentist at Brookwood Dental Center is always here to help! Brookwood Dental Center welcomes new and current patients to our relaxing dental office in Fenton, MO. Give us a call today and get started on your Invisalign journey.