Straighten Teeth with Invisalign in Baraboo, WI
Straight, perfectly aligned teeth are the key ingredients to a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, the inconvenience associated with wearing traditional metal braces for a few years keeps many patients from improving their teeth. That is where Invisalign comes in. Invisalign has no metal, is virtually invisible, and is custom-made for your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
A California company called Align Technology created Invisalign. It is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear trays called aligners made of smooth, flexible plastic and much more comfortable than traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Clear Aligners Work?
The plastic aligners fit over your teeth to straighten your smile bit by bit. Invisalign aligners can be removed during oral hygiene routines, making brushing and flossing much more straightforward than with traditional metal braces. And because aligners are removed while eating, you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.
What Issues Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign corrects all the same issues as traditional metal orthodontics. Below are some common dental problems that aligners can repair:
- Overcrowding – when there is very little space for the teeth in the mouth, the teeth tend to overlap, making it very difficult to keep optimal oral health. Overcrowding can cause poor dental health because of tooth decay and increase the chances of gum disease.
- Gaps – significant gaps between teeth can occur because of missing teeth or abnormal jaw growth.
- Crossbite – happens when upper teeth bite down on the inside of the lower teeth, leading to uneven wear and even erosion of the bone. Read more here.
- Overbite – is when the upper teeth project further than the lower teeth and is often followed by jaw pain and TMJ disorder.
- Underbite – is the opposite of an overbite. The lower teeth project further than the upper teeth creating jaw pain and a possible TMJ disorder.
What can I expect from the Invisalign Treatment Plan?
Before creating the special aligning trays in your initial consultation, Dr. Paschen at Paschen Orthodontics devises a treatment plan. 3D digital images are made of the jaw to allow the dentist to digitally move your teeth on the monitor and view the jaw from every angle. This modern technology foresees how Invisalign trays will change facial aesthetics when the treatment is finally finished.
Once the treatment planning is complete, a set of aligners is made to fit your teeth perfectly. Treatment length is different for each case, but the total number of aligners required is usually between 20 and 29 sets.
What Should I Consider When Wearing Invisalign Trays?
Invisalign trays should be worn the recommended 22 hours per day, except while eating and drinking. Not following this will cause problems in the overall treatment time. It is essential to remove the aligners when consuming any food or drink as debris can get trapped between the trays and the teeth, leading to tooth decay.
You can expect to feel a bit of soreness for the first few days after each new tray. This light ache is a common symptom and good news as it proves that your teeth are moving into their correct positions. On average, new trays are necessary every two weeks.
How do I care for my Invisalign?
Clean your aligners twice a day by brushing them precisely as you brush your teeth. It takes only a couple of minutes to brush with a toothbrush and water gently.
Each time you take the aligners out, rinse them thoroughly to reduce bacteria. Avoid running them under hot water, as extreme temperatures can warp the plastic. Click here to learn more.
Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?
At the beginning of treatment, most patients experience a slight lisp right that disappears within a couple of days. Continuing to wear the aligners while talking will help your speech adjust quickly.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Other Products?
There are many clear aligner options, but Invisalign is the gold standard. Invisalign has treated 9 million smiles and counting! It is the most trusted brand in invisible aligners.
We Provide Invisalign in Baraboo, Wisconsin
If you do not want traditional orthodontic treatment, you are a great candidate for Invisalign in Baraboo, WI. Invisalign aligners allow you to show off your smile while straightening your teeth.
We want to help determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you. If you live in Baraboo, Wisconsin, or surrounding areas, please call Paschen Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment.