This clear orthodontic system can help you get a straighter smile.
Are you a teen or adult who wants to fix a crooked smile but doesn’t want the whole world to notice the braces? Here at our Prairieville, LA, dental office, Dr. Paul Nguyen completely understands, which is why he offers Invisalign! Of course, before you can decide whether or not it’s right for you, you need to understand what it can do for your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that provides patients with a nearly invisible treatment to straighten their teeth. Here at our Prairieville office, we use special 3D computer technology to plan out which teeth will need to move during the course of treatment and where they will go. From the first movement to the final position of your teeth, we will map it all out so that an Invisalign lab can then create custom clear aligners that will give you the final look that you want!
What are some benefits of Invisalign?
There are several benefits to getting Invisalign, the most obvious of which is the aesthetic appeal of wearing only clear, plastic aligners over your teeth rather than metal brackets and wires. These trays are much less visible than traditional braces, so you can feel comfortable wearing them to school or work.
Invisalign aligners are also custom-fitted to your mouth and are made from a flexible thermoplastic material that is very comfortable on your gums. Plus, these aligners are fully removable, allowing you to take them out prior to brushing or eating.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
Even though aligners are removable, it’s important that you wear them as often as possible. Generally, it’s always a good idea to wear them unless you are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. This equates to wearing your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day.
What dental problems can Invisalign fix?
Invisalign is able to handle a wide range of mild to more serious dental issues in older teens and adults including,
- Spacing between teeth
- Open bites
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is designed for older teens and adults whose teeth have already fully developed. Children and young teens will not be right for this treatment because their teeth are still growing. Invisalign is ideal for the issues we mentioned above but they won’t be able to treat more complicated jaw or tooth movements.
Give us a call!
If you are interested in getting Invisalign treatment in Prairieville, LA, then call Nguyen Dental today at (225) 673-1647 to schedule your consultation!