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How Does Invisalign Work?
Platte City, MO


Set of clear aligners in a Invisalign branded case, at Platte Valley Dental Care in Platte City, MO. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses removable plastic aligners that are virtually invisible when worn, unlike traditional metal braces. The aligners are custom-made to fit each patient's teeth and gradually shift into the desired position. If you’re considering this procedure, it’s in your best interest to know what Invisalign is, how it works, and what makes it a good choice for adults.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to shift the teeth into the desired position gently. At Platte Valley Dental Care, the treatment process starts with a consultation with Staci Blaha, DDS, who will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is a good option for you. If chosen, impressions and images of your teeth will be taken and sent to a laboratory to develop custom-made aligners, delivered approximately within two to three weeks.

Once delivered, you'll be required to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, for 20 to 22 hours a day. At the end of each two-week period, you will switch to the next set of aligners, designed to apply more pressure and shift the teeth into the next stage of the desired position. This process continues until the teeth are in the desired position and the entire treatment is complete.

Throughout the treatment, you'll be requested to visit Staci Blaha, DDS and Trent Blaha, DDS regularly to monitor progress and receive new sets of aligners. Nevertheless, it's essential to understand that Invisalign is a gradually effective method, and you can typically see results within 12 to 18 months, but this can vary depending on the individual case.

Advantages of Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign offers several advantages for adults seeking orthodontic treatment, including:
•  Virtually invisible
•  More comfortable than traditional braces
•  Removable for easier oral hygiene
•  Customizable to each patient's teeth
•  Effective in treating various dental issues
•  Requires fewer office visits

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

A good candidate for Invisalign is an adult with mild to moderate orthodontic issues who wants a discreet and convenient orthodontic treatment option. However, severe orthodontic problems may require traditional braces or other treatments. It's best to have a quick consultation with Staci Blaha, DDS to determine whether you're a good candidate for Invisalign.

Who is a Bad Candidate for Invisalign?

Individuals with severe orthodontic issues may not be able to achieve the desired results with Invisalign alone and may require traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments. Additionally, individuals who have the following conditions may not be good candidates for Invisalign:
•  Severe bite problems
•  Crowded teeth
•  Missing teeth
•  Active gum disease
•  Serious medical conditions

Call Us Today in Platte City, MO

Now that you know how Invisalign works, it's time to take the first step and schedule your initial consultation with Staci Blaha, DDS at Platte Valley Dental Care, who has years of experience helping individuals achieve a straight and healthy smile with the use of Invisalign clear aligners. For more information about why to get clear aligners, contact us by calling (816)858-2027.
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How Does Invisalign Work • Platte City, MO
At Platte Valley Dental Care, Invisalign treatment starts with a dentist consultation. The dentist will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is a good option for you!
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