Braces are a reliable form of orthodontic treatment, but an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces exists called Invisalign® clear aligners. As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are a modern option for orthodontic treatment. They are made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic and are completely removable, making it easy to brush and floss teeth without messing with brackets and wires. Most of all, they’re a highly affordable option for the entire family!
At Dental Care 4 U, our team offers Invisalign clear aligners for teenagers and adults with mild to moderate misalignments in their teeth. By choosing us, we can correct your misalignments and provide you with caring, easy-going treatment that will leave you smiling at the end of the day.
How Do Invisalign Clear Aligners Work?
Invisalign clear aligners are a modern solution that straightens the teeth over time without needing the time and care involved with traditional braces. Invisalign works by carefully applying controlled force to the teeth to move them to a better position gradually. The clear, flexible plastic allows for easy wear and can be removed for social occasions, eating, brushing, and flossing.
They’re designed using specialized computer software to break down the movements needed to bring the teeth to their best possible alignment. Each movement will be broken down into several stages, and as each stage is completed, your teeth will be moved and correctly aligned!
For teenagers, Invisalign’s an excellent option, even while their teeth erupt. Invisalign for teenagers works with special “eruption tabs” to hold the appropriate amount of space for molars that haven’t fully grown. They also include indicators inside the plastic that ensure they’re worn for 20 hours a day to move the teeth!
Our Treatment Plan For Invisalign at Dental Care 4 U
Our dental team can provide a customized treatment plan that caters to many misalignment cases and help straighten your and your family’s teeth. By following the Invisalign plan, your family’s teeth can be straighter in four simple steps:
- Step 1: Treatment Plan Design – After determining that you are a candidate for Invisalign, our staff at dental care 4U starts the procedure by designing a series of aligner trays using the 3D model of your teeth.3D imaging, X-rays, and teeth impressions are used to cast an Invisalign to perfectly match your teeth. All the digital information is then fed to software to generate a 3D image of the Invisalign device. Once designed, the trays are molded onto a 3D pattern by Invisalign technicians.
- Step 2: Invisalign Fitting – Our staff will fit your new aligners on your teeth at your next appointment smoothly and painlessly. Dr. Raj Khurana will specify when the aligners must be worn, provide any after-care instructions, and schedule a follow-up appointment.
- Step 3: Changes and Stage Treatment – Your follow-up visit will allow our team to change your aligners for any reason, including uncomfortable wear or broken aligners. Our team will provide you with a new aligner set during each stage to advance the treatment further.
- Step 4: Alignment and Retainer – Once you have completed all the stages for Invisalign, our team will provide you with an Invisalign retainer to help you maintain your progress and keep your teeth happily aligned.
For more information, contact our practice today in Holland, IL, to speak with Dr. Raj Khurana for an appointment if you’re curious about Invisalign clear aligners. When you visit our office, you will always see the same dentist and experience quality care that feels like home.