Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign Las Vegas can also be used to pay for it. This makes it a very affordable option for many patients.
However, patients must adhere to their doctor’s instructions and wear the aligners for 20-22 hours daily (only removing them when eating). Otherwise, the treatment will take longer.
Invisalign trays are custom-made for patients using a 3D model of their mouth and made from BPA-free transparent plastic that blends with the patient’s teeth. They are also removable so patients can eat and drink whatever they want, unlike with braces that may limit certain foods. This makes them a popular choice for adults and teens, as well as people who are often embarrassed by the look of traditional metal braces.
The clear aligners work by slowly moving the teeth a quarter of a millimeter at a time, which makes them less intrusive than traditional braces. They can be worn over the top of braces or atop natural teeth, and can also be used along with SmartForce attachments to help speed up the treatment. SmartForce attachments are small, tooth-colored buttons that act like handles to give the aligners leverage as they move your teeth.
During treatment, your doctor will give you specific instructions about how long to wear each set of aligners. It’s important to follow this advice to make sure your teeth move correctly. This will allow you to get the best results and minimize the amount of time your treatment takes.
It’s also important to know that Invisalign doesn’t work for everyone, and may not be able to fix more complex dental issues. Invisalign isn’t suitable for patients with a severe overbite or underbite, large gaps between your teeth, or intrusions/extrusions (when a tooth needs to be moved up or down). Additionally, it’s not appropriate for smokers who may have more difficult oral hygiene.
Unlike braces, which have wires and brackets that can irritate the gum tissue, Invisalign retainers don’t. Invisalign patients can remove their aligners when eating and drinking, allowing them to brush and floss their teeth as normal. This will reduce their risk of developing cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
However, it’s important that patients remember to rinse and use mouthwash regularly while they have their aligners out. This will prevent food and bacteria from becoming trapped in the plastic trays, which can then increase the patient’s susceptibility to dental problems.
Regular rinsing can also help to improve oral hygiene while wearing Invisalign by reducing the bacteria in the mouth. Additionally, using mouthwash can help to reach parts of the mouth that aren’t easy to reach when brushing. This can help to lower the patient’s risk of developing gum disease, which can be difficult to treat once it develops.
Gum disease can lead to serious general health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and dementia. By keeping up a good oral hygiene routine with Invisalign, the patient can avoid gum disease and keep their teeth healthy as they get straighter.
With the right guidance from a dentist, Invisalign can be a great option for straightening your smile. Contact us to learn more about how Invisalign can address your specific orthodontic needs, including teeth gaps, overbite, underbite, and crowding.
Invisalign is less noticeable than traditional braces. The clear plastic trays are created based on a 3-dimensional model of your mouth. The trays are translucent, which means they blend in with your smile until you remove them. Because you can’t see the trays, it is unlikely anyone will know that you are wearing them except for you and your closest friends.
In addition, the trays are easier to clean than metal braces. The crevices of metal braces are perfect places for food debris to hide and grow bacteria, which can lead to cavities and other dental problems. With Invisalign, you can remove the trays to brush and floss, which eliminates this problem. Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional braces, which can cause a sore mouth due to the pressure of the wires and brackets.
The only discomfort associated with Invisalign is when you change the trays, which may result in mild soreness for a day or two. This is caused by the teeth being forced into their new positions and should subside quickly.
If you have any questions about Invisalign, contact us! Our team of experts is happy to help you find the right solution for your needs. Straighter teeth are healthier for your gums and dental health, so it is worth the minor discomfort to have a beautiful smile. We hope you choose invisalign to achieve the smile you deserve!
Keeping your aligners clean is a lot easier than with fixed braces. You will still need to brush and floss, but a cleaner will make the process that much smoother. Several companies sell tablets made specifically to clean clear aligners and retainers. They should be available at your local pharmacies and grocery stores. If you cannot find them, we can order them for you through our office.
It is important to soak your aligners in a solution every day to keep them clean. The most popular cleaning solution is a mixture of equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide. You can also use a mild dish soap. Just avoid any with abrasive chemicals or colors, as they can scratch the plastic and leave stains.
A quick rinse after each time you remove your aligners will help eliminate food bits and plaque before they have a chance to build up. You should also brush your aligners regularly, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and some clear antibacterial soap. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly each time, and never wash them in hot water, as this can warp the plastic and damage your aligners.
If you are struggling with stains on your aligners, you can try a solution of equal parts baking soda and water. The baking soda will act as a mild abrasive to help remove the stains while the hydrogen peroxide will kill any bacteria that may be growing on the surface of your aligners.
Many patients who choose Invisalign are looking for an alternative to metal braces. They are a popular choice for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth without having to deal with metal wires or brackets. They are also more comfortable and easier to clean. You don’t have to worry about food restrictions like with traditional braces, as you can simply remove your aligners before eating and brushing. This helps you take better care of your teeth and will give you a brighter smile in the long run.
Another benefit is that you will spend less time in the dentist’s office when you have Invisalign. While you will need to come in for regular appointments, the treatment period is shorter and more convenient than with traditional braces. This is because the aligners work to shift all your teeth at once, whereas traditional braces treat each tooth individually.
When you have finished your Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear a retainer as instructed by your dentist to prevent your teeth from returning to their original positions. This is a simple process that requires little time. It will be worth it, as you’ll have a straight and healthy smile for life!
With straight teeth comes less stress, not only because of the aesthetic benefits but because an even bite puts less strain on the jaw, which can help to prevent headaches and joint problems. Additionally, having a healthy smile can boost your confidence and encourage good habits like taking care of your teeth and flossing regularly.
Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces because there is no friction or irritation against the inside of your mouth. However, some patients may experience a slight soreness after they remove or replace their aligners, but this is not uncommon and can usually be treated with medication or by eating softer foods such as soup or mashed potatoes.
The smooth plastic surfaces of the aligners also offer a comfort level against your tongue and cheek that is unmatched by other types of orthodontic treatment. The gradual pressure applied by each aligner can also mean a shorter treatment time in many cases.
We use the iTero intraoral scanner to create a 3D model of your mouth and then the ClinCheck software to design your treatment plan. This allows us to show you what your smile will look like after your Invisalign treatment is complete, which can be a big motivating factor for some patients. The clear BPA-free plastic of the aligners is practically invisible, and they can even be removed while you eat and drink (although we recommend that you leave them in for as long as possible to get the most benefit). If you have kids we have Invisalign Teen, which has blue indicator dots that fade when the aligners are worn correctly, making it easy for parents to monitor their compliance.