Invisalign Invisible Braces
In the last several years, Invisalign clear aligners have taken over modern dentistry, replacing braces more and more often, especially for adults. This is a great opportunity if you missed your window for orthodontics in childhood or if you suffered orthodontic relapse later on.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular and discreet orthodontic system that does not rely on metal or wires to straighten teeth.
If you're a good candidate for Invisalign, your Winchester, KY dentist generates clear models of your teeth through impressions. Then, the Invisalign lab uses our results to create custom orthodontic aligners just for you.
You wear the aligners around 22 hours each day and for about two weeks before moving to the next set in the treatment series.
Each set of aligners slowly and comfortably moves your teeth into place until you work through all the trays in the treatment plan. The treatment length for Invisalign is similar to braces, typically taking from six to 18 months to complete. For complex cases, it may take longer.
Your dentist will share the timeframe with you during your first consultation.
What Can Invisalign Treat?
Clear aligners are an excellent alternative to braces and can treat the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Twisted teeth
- Gaps and spaces in the smile
- Bite misalignment
- Tooth overlap
- Tooth Protrusion
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign in Winchester, KY?
To find out if Invisalign is suitable, one of our dentists meets with the patient to conduct a thorough examination.
Most patients with healthy teeth and gums are good candidates for Invisalign, though some issues such as gingivitis may prevent the use of aligners until the underlying problem has been treated.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Modern dentistry comes with modern advantages. And clear aligners have many positives to offer over traditional braces:
- Invisalign is removable, making it easier to keep both the aligner and the mouth clean.
- Invisalign is discreet to the point of being almost invisible, and most people will not even notice that our patients are wearing them.
- There is no heavy metal hardware taking up space in the mouth and causing discomfort.
- Metal braces are known to cause painful rubbing on delicate tissues.
Invisalign Orthodontic Preparation
Before Invisalign, your dentist may recommend specific pretreatments, including:
- Teeth cleaning to remove plaque
- Cavities cleaned and filled
- Oral infections treated
- Underlying issues like gingivitis managed
Your Local Invisalign Provider
Central Kentucky Dental proudly serves the greater Winchester, KY area and its neighbors, providing Invisalign to patients, new and old.
If you have questions about Invisalign and whether it's the right treatment for you, or if you want to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, call today. We are always happy to assist you and help you achieve your best smile.