Straight teeth have health benefits and aesthetic appeal, but you might hesitate to get braces because of how they change your appearance. At Reese Orthodontics in New Hope and Chanhassen, Minnesota, orthodontist Karen Reese, DDS, MS, offers Invisalign to help you straighten your teeth without traditional wires and brackets. Learn more about Invisalign by calling Reese Orthodontics for an appointment or using the online booking tool today.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. While they’re not appropriate for every case of misalignment, they can guide mildly or moderately misaligned teeth to a new, straighter position with gradual increases in pressure.
Invisalign is designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. Dr. Reese designs your treatment plan using 3D images of your teeth on a computer. Your Invisalign aligner is created using the 3D images. If you wear them in the correct order, you’ll only feel slight pressure changes as your teeth move.
Dr. Reese instructs you to wear your Invisalign for at least 20 hours per day. You may take them out to eat, attend social events, and brush your teeth, but you must wear them for the majority of the time to stay on track with your treatment plan. You must progress to the next aligner in your system every two weeks, and the treatment takes between six months and two years in total.
At Reese Orthodontics, Dr. Reese selects the one that fits best with your needs and gives you specific instructions for its use. Choices for clear aligners include:
Invisalign is the biggest name in the clear aligners market. Their patented SmartTrack® material is extremely comfortable and easy to slip into place and remove.
Invisalign Teen works exactly the same as Invisalign, but with an added feature. The aligners include a tiny dot that changes color the more you wear the aligners. This helps Dr. Reese ensure that you’re staying on track with your treatment plan.
Whether you’ve had braces in the past and need a minor adjustment or are exploring orthodontics for the first time, Invisalign is a great way to adjust your smile. For many patients, Invisalign is advantageous over braces because they:
Dr. Reese evaluates your bite before you start treatment to make sure that Invisalign is your best choice.
To learn more about how Invisalign works and find out if you’re a candidate for them, call Reese Orthodontics or request an appointment online today.