Up until somewhat recently, traditional braces were the only way to align teeth properly. Unfortunately, traditional braces can be unattractive, uncomfortable, and even painful to wear. This is why LakeView Dental Arts offers Invisalign® as an excellent alternative!
Before we can begin with the Invisalign® process, we must determine you are a good candidate. It all begins with an exam at our office. During this exam, Dr. Walmsley may take photos of your teeth and face, dental impressions, x-rays, or 3D scans. It is important to note that Invisalign® may not be for everyone. Patients with severe malocclusions, such as crossbites or open bites, may not qualify for treatment.
Once we have enough information, we will send it off to Invisalign®, along with detailed instructions on how we want to move your teeth. There, they will scan your impression to create a 3D model of your teeth. This model will be used to move the teeth in a step-by-step process using a series of trays.
Once we are satisfied with their plan, Dr. Walmsley will order the series of trays, also known as aligners, and have them mailed to our office. Then we can begin to straighten your teeth!
We will give you the set of aligner trays and instruct you to use each tray at two-week intervals. Each tray is designed to move your teeth to a slightly straighter position than the previous tray. By the end of your series, you should have a straighter smile and well-aligned bite!
As with traditional braces, you should protect your investment after treatment. Retainer use will ensure your teeth remain in the same position. Many patients chose a retainer that resembles the clear plastic trays of Invisalign®.
Invisalign® Vs. Traditional Braces
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If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign®, schedule your consultation appointment now, by calling (865) 248-2199!