Benefits of Invisalign
Platte City, MO
Our team at is always ready to give your teeth an elegant look with Invisalign. Invisalign is a dental procedure that helps straighten teeth without the use of braces. This unique method has revolutionized dentistry as it has provided an effective alternative that deviates from the regular braces people have largely been accustomed to.
Invisalign entails the donning of clear plastic brace-like aligners that help place your teeth in a desirable position. In case you have crooked teeth, brushing them, or keeping them in top shape may be very difficult. This can easily lead to tooth decay or even periodontal diseases. Crooked teeth can also cause discomfort and lowered self-confidence, particularly in social and work settings. With Invisalign however, your mouth is likely to achieve a great boost that will make you glad to smile.
The Invisalign Procedure
Invisalign is a pattern of braces using transparent tray aligners. Made from custom-blended plastic, they are crafted to fit into a patient’s mouth. They are molded according to each individual’s specifications. Made from solid plastic, the aligners apply steady pressure that slowly pushes the teeth into the correct position.
Before getting Invisalign aligners, there is a need to consult with our office dentist to determine if this treatment will work in your case. The dentist will ask you to smile and inspect the arrangement of teeth and overall appearance. If all is in order, an impression of the mouth will be taken. This is used to craft the trays. During your consultation, our dentist will give an estimate as to how long it will take for the aligners to produce the desired results. This will also indicate how many aligners you will need to have done and the cost.
Why Try Invisalign
With mild to moderate misalignment cases, the results are often very good, hence the popularity of this treatment. Though often more costly than regular braces, there are several reasons to try Invisalign. For a start, it is not visible unless to a very keen eye. This is particularly helpful to people that are bashful about having to wear orthodontic gear and want to keep their treatment confidential. Secondly, eating and regular cleaning can be easily conducted as the trays need only be removed.
Unlike normal braces, Invisalign takes a shorter time to produce results. The procedure has little demands in terms of visiting the dentist before and after the consultation. Since it moves the teeth slowly but gradually, a patient experiences very little discomfort.
When working out the cost, do remember that the more correction that needs to be done to your bite, the longer it may take to achieve results. This also means more aligners and hence more cost. With Invisalign however, the ultimate results and benefits are more than worth the expense.
For more severe misalignment cases, Invisalign is not prescribed. A consultation with our orthodontic specialist will help in finding a more suitable treatment for achieving the smile you want. For more information on this and other dental corrections, feel free to get in touch with Platte Valley Dental Care at (816)858-2027.