Invisible Braces in Urbandale, IA
Teeth that are crowded or overlap not only diminish the appearance of your smile, they can also be more difficult to brush and floss. Maybe you missed out on having orthodontic treatment as a child? Perhaps you completed braces in your adolescence but failed to consistently wear your retainers? Whatever the case may be, if you’ve considered straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatment but the idea of wearing braces is not appealing to you, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for your needs.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of having to wear traditional braces, Invisalign utilizes clear aligners designed to fit tightly against your teeth and apply slight pressure that moves your teeth gradually. Since the aligners are clear, they are hardly noticeable, and no one will realize you are straightening your teeth. They are also smooth and comfortable to wear, which means they don’t complicate your normal daily activities.
You will wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day and change to a new set every two weeks. You’ll check in with Dr. Phan or Dr. Babor periodically to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned; however, you will likely have fewer visits with your dentist during Invisalign treatment than traditional orthodontics since aligners can be changed out at home.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign works well for most patients. Drs. Phan and Babor are certified Invisalign providers, which means they can determine if it is right for your needs by taking photos and x-rays of your teeth and performing a thorough evaluation. Invisalign is helpful for most patients; however, it can't correct complicated bite issues. If Invisalign is not right for your needs, your Johnston dentist can discuss other treatment options with you to help you reach your goals for your smile.
If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, our dentists use 3-D imaging to create your treatment plan, and he’ll even show you what your finished smile will look like before you start your treatment.
The Benefits of Choosing Invisalign
The top benefit Invisalign offers for adults is discretion. But there are numerous additional benefits to choosing Invisalign such as:
- No concerns about discomfort from wires or brackets irritating your gums or cheeks.
- You’ll enjoy the foods you love because aligners are removable.
- You don't have to change your home care routine.
- An efficient time frame for treatment. It takes around 12 to 18 months to complete most Invisalign cases.
Would You Like to Learn More about Invisalign?
A straighter, more beautiful smile is only a phone call away! If you feel like Invisalign might be the right option for you, we encourage you to contact Northpark Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phan or Dr. Babor.