The First Consultation
On your first visit to our office, our dentist will conduct a thorough dental exam. The purpose of the exam is to review the status of your current oral health and to resolve any possible dental problems prior to the treatment. Once an examination has been conducted, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to make your Invisalign aligners. These aligners are then given to you along with instructions on how to use and take care of them properly.
Invisalign Aligners Are Virtually Invisible
The reason many of our patients opt for Invisalign is due to its transparency. The aligners consist of medical grade plastic components, which allow Invisalign to be discreet. Although they are transparent, they will still be slightly noticeable up close.
Invisalign Aligners Are Detachable
Invisalign aligners are the only alternative to traditional braces that can be removed at your convenience. Although our dentist will recommend wearing them as much as possible throughout your treatment, it is nice to have the option to remove them for a special event or when you drink or eat.
The duration of Invisalign all depends on the severity of your case. The average time for treatment is between 12 and 15 months.
Easier Maintenance Than Metal Braces
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. Our dentist will suggest cleaning them every time you remove them and before reinserting them. To clean them, you can simply run them under warm water.
A fundamental reason why patients choose Invisalign is that the aligners are made from BPA-free plastic and don't contain any plasticizers or other dangerous toxins that can be released into your mouth.
Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will suggest wearing a retainer. The purpose of the retainer is to prevent your teeth from shifting into the position they were in prior to treatment. Our dentist will discuss the time needed for you to wear retainers as this aspect can vary from patient to patient.
Invisalign aligners are an excellent alternative to traditional braces. For more details on the Invisalign process or to schedule an appointment with our dentist to inquire if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, please contact us at 618-234-6566. At Affordable Dentistry Today in Belleville, Illinois, we are dedicated to providing brighter, healthier smiles!