If you’ve always wanted beautiful, straight teeth, but you feared getting traditional braces, you’re not alone. Through the help of advanced medical technology, Invisalign® provides the perfect solution to straightening your teeth, without traditional metal braces. Here’s how Invisalign® aligners differ from traditional braces:
Invisalign® aligners are designed to be invisible: No one will even be able to tell you’re wearing them. That means you can smile more confidently during treatment, as well as after.
This means you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. Similarly, with Invisalign®, brushing and flossing will be a breeze.
Invisalign® has no metal that could cut the inside of your mouth. Because Invisalign® lacks wires and metal, your adjustment appointments will likely be less frequent.
- You can visualize the end results.
Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how straight your teeth will look after treatment is complete.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology to make a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush or floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened into the final position prescribed by Dr. Melissa Stigall, a certified Invisalign® provider.
Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months, though you’ll visit Dr. Stigall every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. The total number of aligners used during treatment averages between 18 and 30 aligners. These numbers will vary from case to case.
Contact Midwest Orthodontic Associates today.
Allow Invisalign® certified orthodontist, Dr. Melissa Stigall, at Midwest Orthodontic Associates to determine whether Invisalign® is right for you. Whether you’re in Peoria, Dunlap, East Peoria, Metamora or Washington, contact her online today for a free consultation or call at 309-691-9665.