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Are you intimidated by the thought of wearing braces? The dental appliances, while effective, can be troublesome to wear for some. Fortunately, you have the option to use Invisalign® aligners instead. If you opt for these versatile aligners over braces, Orange Door Dental Group will be glad to assign you a capable dentist in our Warsaw, IN or Elkhart, IN office to handle the fitting and maintenance of your new dental appliance.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a proprietary dental alignment appliance meant to serve as an alternative to wearing dental braces. It appears as a set of clear, removable aligners that are fitted over teeth without the use of wires, brackets, or screws. The idea is that patients will be asked to wear the aligners and progressively switch to newer molds to influence the movement of their teeth over time. The aligners have been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces when it comes to aligning teeth.
What to Expect When Using Invisalign®
A dentist will determine if a particular patient is qualified to use these clear aligners. Patients using Invisalign® will wear a set for two weeks or so, only removing them to eat, drink, brush their teeth, or floss. After each period, patients will be asked to return to their dentist to wear the next aligner in the series. The dentist closely monitors the patient during the span of the treatment, to ensure that the teeth are moving as planned. It takes between 9 to 15 months and about 18 to 30 aligners to adjust teeth the Invisalign® way.
Why Choose Invisalign® Over Braces?
Invisalign® has a number of benefits over traditional dental braces, such as:
- Relatively painless and comfortable to wear – Unlike metal braces, with their wires and brackets, Invisalign® only consists of a plastic mold that can be comfortably worn for long hours without causing any abrasions or wounding.
- Discreet – Invisalign® is called such since the plastic aligners look almost invisible if viewed from afar. This is perfect for patients who feel uncomfortable about wearing braces and showing them to other people.
- Less visits with the dentist – Metal dental braces require occasional adjustment and maintenance from a dentist, which can be stressful and time-consuming for patients. With Invisalign®, patients only have to visit their dentists to replace their aligners as needed, without worrying about constant adjustments.
- Easy to clean and brush – Invisalign® is removable, allowing patients to brush and floss their teeth properly versus patients with braces that limit the coverage of their cleaning. The aligners are also easy to clean themselves since they can be washed before worn again.
Come to the Orange Door Dental Group today, and a skilled dentist in our Warsaw, IN or Elkhart, IN office can start you with your Invisalign® treatments.
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