Many people dream of achieving a straighter, more self-confident smile that’s free of noticeable gaps and misalignments, but they’re not quite willing enough to commit to years of wearing metal braces. At Glenpool Braces, Dr. Georgy understands that aesthetics need to come first for most older patients, which is why she’s happy to offer image-friendly alternatives to the traditional braces model we’re all so familiar with. Invisalign® Clear Aligners go above and beyond in this regard, gradually improving tooth alignment in a pleasingly subtle way. To learn if you’re the right candidate for this treatment, contact our Glenpool, OK orthodontic office today and schedule a complimentary consultation.
Instead of traditional metal braces, patients undergoing Invisalign treatment will wear a series of clear, custom-crafted aligners that are crafted from high-quality plastics. Each aligner is painstakingly designed to represent a different stage of the teeth as they’re gradually repositioned towards their newer, more ideal positions.
Patients can expect to wear the individual aligners for a few weeks at a time before being directed to switch to the next one in their provided set. When undergoing Invisalign treatment, it’s important that you also plan to wear the aligner for at least 22 hours a day, only removing it to eat, brush, and floss. Last but not least, Dr. Georgy will want to see you for brief progress appointments every six weeks on average to ensure that the patient’s treatment plan is hiccup-free and progressing smoothly.
Teenagers have a lot on their plates in everyday life – exams, college applications, social lives, extracurricular clubs, etc. Wouldn’t it be nice if your self-conscious son or daughter could improve their one-of-a-kind smile without struggling with a “metal mouth” in the process? Here in Glenpool, Dr. Georgy is happy to offer Invisalign® Teen Clear Aligners in addition to the traditional Invisalign treatment plan for younger smiles. This specific service has some small tweaks that better suit the busy lifestyles of teenagers and will help them succeed when it comes to beautiful, lasting orthodontic improvement.
Invisalign treatment in Glenpool has countless benefits to offer patients, which is why we typically suggest this pain-free and simple orthodontic treatment for our patients who are good candidates. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we receive below. That way, you can feel confident in your decision to straighten your smile with clear aligners.
A great benefit about choosing Invisalign treatment is that you won’t have to deal with metal brackets and wires poking the inside of your cheeks and lips, leaving irritation and scratches in their wake. Clear aligners are custom-fitted to your mouth and made from smooth plastic that won’t irritate your sensitive gums or oral tissue, completely eliminating the need for protective orthodontic wax.
Our patients do experience some tenderness and discomfort when they switch to their new sets of aligners. In these cases, you can take ibuprofen to ease your pain and change over to your new aligners at night so you sleep through a majority of your adjustment period. Within a day or two, you should feel back to normal.
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues and how many sets of aligners you need to achieve the ideal results. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss each of these with you so you know exactly what to expect. We’ll also build a timeline for you so we can track and measure your progress.
Cleaning your aligners every day is an important step in preventing the development of oral health problems throughout your treatment. You can regularly clear them of any lingering food debris, plaque, and bacteria by following these tips:
If you have any maintenance questions throughout your treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team of dental professionals at Glenpool Braces!
If you damage or accidentally lose your aligner, contact our office as soon as possible so we can get you a replacement. It may be tempting to solve the problem yourself and switch to the next set of trays in your series, but this can sometimes set back your treatment even further by moving your teeth too quickly and resulting in oral health problems. This problem is a fairly common occurrence, so rest assured that’s it’s nothing we haven’t solved before!