Invisalign Clear Braces in Bristol
Do crooked and misaligned teeth often cause you to hide your smile? If so, you have probably considered braces in the past; however, metal wires and brackets will likely cause you to feel more insecure about your appearance. Not to mention, you do not want to deal with the restrictions that come along with them. Now, you can get the results you want with a nearly invisible solution. At Bristol Family Dental, we offer Invisalign to give you a beautiful, straight smile.
Choose a Clear Choice
Invisalign is far different than traditional braces because it does not use brackets or wires to move your teeth. Instead, a series of custom-made clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into position. This FDA-approved treatment has quickly become the preferred choice among adults because it is virtually undetectable. As a result, you gain a sophisticated solution to smile confidently through your treatment.
Benefit from a Convenient Solution
Invisalign resolves many of the disadvantages of traditional braces to provide you with a convenient solution. Since the aligners are removable, you will not have any dietary restrictions. You can still eat and drink what you like; however, you should not have anything expect water while wearing them. In addition, oral hygiene is also easy because you do not have to clean around brackets or wires.
Invisalign is also the perfect solution if you have a busy schedule. You will not need to have appointments for adjustments, so you will spend less time in the dental office. Although, you will still need to come in every few weeks to allow us to monitor the movement of your teeth.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign is effective for correcting an array of bite and alignment concerns, but it is not right for everyone. If you have severely gapped, rotated or tilted teeth, you may need another solution. However, if you are a candidate, you can get the results you want in about a year if you use the aligners properly.
You must be committed to wearing them for about 22 hours each day while taking the time to care for them. Every week, you will switch to a new aligner to move your teeth. At the end of your treatment, you will briefly require a retainer to prevent them from moving back into their previous positions.
To create a customized treatment plan, you will first require a consultation. If we determine that you are a candidate, we will use digital impressions of your mouth to create the aligners. Using state-of-the-art technology, we can even show you what your new smile will look like before you commit to your treatment.
During your consultation, we will take the time to answer your questions and concerns to ensure a successful journey to a straight smile. We will also provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options.
Indications for Invisalign
Now, Invisalign can correct a variety of bite and alignment concerns, including:
Crowded teeth are more difficult to clean, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Correcting your alignment concerns with Invisalign improves your oral health and reduces your overall dental costs.
Spaces Between Teeth
It is easy to feel insecure about large spaces between your teeth. Not to mention, food particles can become trapped between them, leading to bad breath. You can use the clear aligners to move your teeth closer together to improve your smile.
The alignment of your teeth can also lead to a variety of bite concerns that can impact your dental health and your quality of life. Invisalign is effective for corrective several bite issues, like overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Cost of Invisalign
It is natural to be concerned about the cost of Invisalign because you have probably heard it is expensive. You might be surprised to learn it is more affordable than you believe. Not to mention, it allows you to make a long-term investment in your oral health to save you money down the road. We provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that realigns teeth using a series of clear alignment trays to gently apply pressure to shift a smile into its ideal position. Invisalign clear braces can be a great alternative to traditional braces for many teens and adults.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Each patient’s Invisalign treatment plan will be designed to meet their unique needs, but the basic process will remain the same. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, we design a series of clear, plastic aligners. Each set of alignment trays are molded to represent the position of your teeth one step closer to the desired end result. You’ll wear the alignment trays for about two weeks at a time before exchanging them for the next set in the series. Every six to eight weeks, you will visit us for checkups, so we can ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
The average Invisalign treatment plan will take just 12 months. However, your compliance is essential to completing the Invisalign plan quickly and efficiently. That means you’ll need to keep up with wearing the alignment trays for at least 20 hours each day for the full two weeks to ensure your smile receives the right amount of pressure to guide teeth into position. For more advanced cases, your Invisalign treatment plan may take more than a year, and some patients are able to complete treatment in less time. During your Invisalign consultation, we’ll be able to provide an accurate timeline estimate.
What if I Lose an Alignment Tray?
Make sure you call our team right away. We recommend patients keep their previous set of aligners for just this situation. If you lose your current set of aligners, we will instruct you to either wear the previous set or shift to your next set of aligners, depending on how long you’ve been wearing the current set of aligners. Then, you’ll visit us for a checkup, and we’ll create a new set of aligners to get you back on track.
Do I Have to Give Up Popcorn?
Not with Invisalign. You can simply remove your alignment trays during meals and enjoy all of your favorite foods. Though, you may want to floss after eating popcorn before putting your aligners back in place.
How do I Clean My Aligners?
You should carefully rinse your Invisalign trays using cool water between meals. You should also rinse out your mouth before replacing the aligner, taking the time to brush your teeth after each meal is also beneficial. You should continue your regular dental hygiene routine, which should include brushing two minutes at a time at least twice each day and flossing at least daily. Finally, make sure you keep up with your regular Invisalign checkups to ensure your smile stays healthy and your teeth are moving according to plan.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
No treatment is right for every patient. That’s why we get started with a one-on-one consultation appointment. However, Invisalign is usually a good option for those who can be described with any of these characteristics:
- Need minor to moderate dental realignment to position individual teeth and/or the whole bite
- Don’t have time to visit our dental office frequently for braces adjustments
- Don’t want to spend numerous months or even years with metal brackets and wires
- Have a sensitivity or allergy to metal that makes traditional braces ineffective
- Want to consume a more varied diet than is possible with bracket and wire braces
- Have difficulty maintaining optimal oral hygiene
Get a Straight Smile Today!
If you are ready to invest in your confidence, it is time to see if Invisalign is right for you. Schedule your consultation for a straight smile today with Bristol Family Dental.