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What is Invisalign?
Invisalign technology uses clear trays as orthodontic devices. These trays fit precisely over your teeth and move your teeth gradually to an ideal arch-form, bite alignment, and beautiful smile. At Premier Dental Care we start the Invisalign process with a 1 on 1 consultation with you. We listen to your desires and goals for your smile, teeth, and bite, designing the Invisalign treatment based on your wants and needs. Invisalign typically moves your teeth more quickly than traditional braces, and it does so invisibly. Other people will not know you are wearing braces.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
At Premier Dental Care, we use Invisalign to:
- correct crowded and crooked teeth
close gaps and spaces
correct misaligned bites and deep bites
fix protruding teeth
and many more smile defects.
How can I get Invisalign for my teeth?
Invisalign is one of the simplest smile-enhancements you can choose. The process starts with a consultation appointment with our office (call 615-452-1292 to schedule!!)
At this visit, we will take several digital photographs of your teeth/smile. Together, you and one of our Invisalign doctors and experienced team will look over these photos and discuss the outcomes you desire for your teeth and smile. Our doctors and team are expert listeners — they understand what YOU want, and they will customize your plan to achieve your desired results.
After the consultation, if you and the doctor’s team decide that Invisalign is the best choice of treatment for you, we will make impressions and records of your teeth. Your doctor will then design a computer program (called a clin-check) that will show your teeth go through the motions from start to finish. At your next appointment, you will review this computer simulation (clin-check).
If you like what you see (your predicted “after image” of your teeth/smile), then you can choose to start treatment. Another benefit of Invisalign is that you get to see the estimated “after” images before you invest in the treatment.
What to do after completing treatment…
After treatment with Invisalign, you will need retention in order to keep your teeth in the ideal position created by your Invisalign treatment. Invisalign offers a new type of retainer that seems to work better than the traditional, bulky, orthodontic retainer. The Invisalign retainers (called Vivera retainers) are simply Invisalign trays that you wear while you are sleeping.
These trays are computer-fabricated based on the very final stage of your Invisalign treatment (the day your teeth were perfect). The computer fabricates a new tray (each tray based on your final alignment position) every 4 months. This works better than traditional retainers, because trays and orthodontic retainers tend to “soften” with wear, allowing your teeth to slowly shift back away from ideal.
With the Invisalign retainer system, your teeth will stay in the final aligned position because you will have a new, fresh retainer to wear (that is mailed to you) every 4 months. Another good option is to have a permanent retainer (wire) bonded behind your lower teeth, and use the Invisalign night-time retainer for your upper teeth. Your dentist will know which is the very best option for you to retain the gorgeous results your smile achieved through Invisalign treatment.
Many people want to enhance the look of their natural teeth without investing in veneers. Invisalign could be the solution you have been looking for! Visit Premier Dental Care Today!
- correct crowded and crooked teeth