Correcting misaligned teeth is not as burdensome anymore thanks to recent advances in dentistry. You don’t need to wear traditional braces with wires and brackets. Instead, you’ll wear removable aligners called Invisalign. This revolutionary treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the proper position to solve dental issues like open bites, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and other forms of misalignment.
Your Grand Junction dentist will need to perform a quick checkup, to see if you’re an ideal candidate for this particular orthodontic treatment. He will carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw. If there are any problems like cavities and tooth decay, he’ll need to address these first before proceeding with the treatment.
He will clearly explain the Invisalign process, its benefits, and the length of the treatment period. Feel free to ask questions about limitations, costs, and other concerns like dental insurance and he’ll gladly provide the information that you need.
In order to create your custom aligners, he will need to create a 3D model of your teeth by taking X-rays, pictures and dental impressions, to make a custom treatment plan that’s designed just for you. Each custom-made aligner will move your teeth closer together in stages, without the need for wires and brackets. Your doctor will be able to show this to you through a virtual representation of your teeth, so you’ll know how your teeth would look like after treatment.
Upon receiving your tailor-made aligners, you will use them based on the treatment plan prepared for you by your dentist. You’ll change aligners every two weeks and see your dentist for regular checkups. Since it’s removable, you can take it out when you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Depending on the severity of misalignment, treatment may take about a year for adults. Don’t worry, you’ll hardly notice them since they’re very light and are practically invisible that nobody would even guess that you’re having your teeth fixed.
Say goodbye to your crooked teeth and hello to a straight and healthy smile. Ask Grand Junction top cosmetic dentist Dr. Eric Benefield about the benefits of Invisalign today! Just call 970-243-8580 to schedule an appointment.