One of the hallmarks of a great smile is having perfectly aligned teeth. But while not all of us are born with perfectly straightened teeth, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t be improved. One of the most popular teeth straightening options our dentists, Dr. Bill Busch, Dr. Tucker VanYperen, and Dr. Caitlyn Hall, use here at NKC Dental in North Kansas City, MO, is Invisalign. Here are some Invisalign FAQs so you can learn more about these clear braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that involves wearing a series of transparent, removable aligners, which are designed to straighten your teeth faster than traditional orthodontic treatment.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Align Your Teeth?
A special digital treatment plan that plots the precise movements of your teeth will be made by your dentist before starting Invisalign treatment. The aligners are designed to exert the appropriate amount of force on your teeth at different places with the correct timing, depending on your plan. You will be guided by your doctor throughout every step of the process to keep an eye on your progress and make certain that your aligners fit right.
What Benefits Does Invisalign Treatment Offer?
Since the aligners are clear, they can’t be seen whenever you open your mouth or smile. Cleaning your teeth or eating will be hassle-free as the aligners can likewise be removed easily. Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic and have a proper fit, which does not irritate your mouth—ultimately providing you with comfort and ease. Another unique advantage is that you can view every stage of the alignment process from start to end.
How Do You Know If Invisalign Treatment is Right for You?
Invisalign treatment would be a good decision for you if you seek treatment that is less invasive, yet still efficient and effective. You should also be willing to commit your time and energy to the process. On the other hand, Invisalign treatment might not be the best option for you if you are dealing with major orthodontic problems involving the jaw.
What Alignment Issues Can Invisalign Treatment Fix?
The types of problems Invisalign could treat include overbites, overlapping teeth, underbites, gapped teeth, overcrowded teeth, and crossbites.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
Treatment can typically take 12 to 18 months, although the specific duration of your treatment depends on how serious your alignment issue is. Within a matter of weeks, you could also start seeing visible results.
To Learn If Invisalign Will Work for You, Call Us
Dial (816) 471-2911 to book an evaluation with your dentist here at NKC Dental in North Kansas City, MO, Dr. Bill Busch, Dr. Tucker VanYperen, or Dr. Caitlyn Hall.