Invisalign clear aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. These ingenious appliances have helped millions straighten their teeth and achieve better-looking smiles.
Patients looking for an effective and discreet orthodontic treatment option can often find the best answer possible with Invisalign clear aligners. These devices are worn comfortably over the teeth to continuously adjust their alignment and spacing. Some patients can even use Invisalign to make corrections to their bite.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made using models of both the patient’s current teeth and the end result they hope to achieve. Patients switch to the next aligners in the series approximately every two weeks with each set shifting teeth slightly. The treatment continues until the patient has achieved the final results. Capital Dental is very proud to be a certified Invisalign provider in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Most people believe that orthodontic treatment is difficult and requires many sacrifices and inconveniences along the way. With Invisalign, you just wear your current Invisalign aligner for 20 to 22 hours per day removing it for eating, drinking and cleaning.
At first, a new aligner will feel very tight and hard to ignore, but it should begin to loosen up in the coming days. This is to be expected, as it means the aligner is doing its job and that the teeth are moving into the desired positioning. The patient will use the current aligner for about two weeks. After that, it is replaced with the next one in the set. This will continue until the patient completes treatment and achieves the intended outcome. In most cases, this takes about one to two years.
Patents appreciate Invisalign treatment for several reasons. For one, being able to remove the aligners offers several advantages. Patients can eat and drink virtually anything during treatment, and they do not need to make any major changes to their existing oral care habits or routine. Treatment is discreet because clear aligners are hardly noticeable. Finally, Invisalign aligners are safer than traditional braces for contact sports and activities.
The price of Invisalign can vary depending upon the orthodontic corrections that must be made and how long the patient is expected to receive treatment. We will be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate during a one-on-one consultation.
Invisalign uses clear transparent aligners, while braces use wires and brackets. Invisalign aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional. Invisalign allows a user to eat whatever they would like and not make changes to their oral care practices. Braces restrict what the user can safely eat, and they require special maintenance and care. Invisalign aligners do not present any injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries. Invisalign aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss. Both Invisalign and braces can correct various orthodontic issues and improve one’s smile.
Most teen and adult patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontic corrections can use Invisalign. This includes patients with teeth that are crooked and misaligned or teeth that feature noticeable spacing problems. Invisalign can even help patients with minor bite issues. However, not all orthodontic issues can be treated properly using Invisalign. More extensive orthodontic problems will usually require additional treatment. Our experts can properly if a patient is a good candidate for Invisalign.
Receive easy and effective Invisalign treatment from Capital Dental. Our team will help straighten your smile so that it stands out for all the right reasons. Please call us at (402) 420-0999 to schedule an appointment.