If you are interested in straightening your teeth, but are reluctant to commit to conspicuous, hard-to-clean metal braces, Invisalign®, available at our office serving Prairieville and Gonzales, Louisiana, may be the solution you have been waiting for. These clear plastic orthodontic mouthpieces are comfortable, removable, and easy to clean. Best of all, no one has to know you are wearing them. Invisalign® mouthpieces can help you achieve the straight, symmetrical smile you have always wanted, but they require far less work and fewer lifestyle changes than conventional braces. Contact our office today to speak with Dr. Louie Lamendola or Dr. Caroline Black about Invisalign®, and how this treatment can help you achieve an incredible-looking smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® plastic aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye. But there are many more benefits to choosing Invisalign® over conventional braces. Removable Invisalign® mouthpieces allow you to brush and floss as you normally would. On the other hand, cleaning your teeth while wearing conventional braces is difficult and time-consuming. Because you can remove Invisalign® before eating, there are no restrictions on the foods you can eat. Caramel, peanut brittle, taffy, and other sticky foods are all fair game! The smooth texture of the mouthpiece is comfortable against your lips and gums; the metal brackets involved in conventional braces can often cause irritation. You can also continue enjoying playing sports and other activities that could potentially injure patients wearing sharp metal braces. Invisalign® is simply an easier, yet no less effective, means of achieving the beautiful smile you deserve.
The Treatment Process
If you are interested in Invisalign®, you will first meet with our dentists, who will be able to tell you whether Invisalign® is an appropriate choice for achieving the improvements you desire. Using advanced technology, you will be able to see a 3-D representation of the progress your smile will make over the course of your treatment. Next, your custom-made clear aligners will be created offsite. You will wear each mouthpiece for two weeks before wearing the next in the series. Each mouthpiece will gradually help guide your teeth into proper alignment. About every four to six weeks, you will return to the dentist to monitor your progress. The duration of your treatment will depend on the extent of your orthodontic needs.
You will wear your mouthpiece all day, removing it only to eat meals, brush and floss, and clean your mouthpiece. In general, you should wear your mouthpiece for at least 22 hours per day.
Invisalign® is effective in treating a wide range of dental needs for teenagers as well as adults. This treatment can help correct widely spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth, underbite, crossbite, overbite, and jaw problems. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lamendola or Dr. Black at our office serving Prairieville and Gonzales to find out whether Invisalign® is right for you.
Learn More about Invisalign®
If you are interested in improving the alignment of your teeth, and you wish to do so in comfort while enjoying the foods and activities you love, Invisalign® may be an ideal solution. Contact our office serving Prairieville and Gonzales today to learn more.