The possibilities abound when you can flash a bright and beautiful smile to all you meet. If crooked teeth keep you from smiling, it’s time to learn about teeth straightening with Invisalign. Invisalign offers a modern approach to straightening crooked teeth, giving you the smile of your dreams. A visit to Drs. Glenn and Michelle Taylor from Taylor Dental Care, Sandy, Utah, can determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you.
Invisalign uses clear, removable, plastic aligners to straighten crooked teeth. When worn, the aligners put gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into a straighter position. Your Sandy dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth to have aligners custom-fitted for your use. For optimal results, you’ll need to wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours daily, removing them only for eating and brushing your teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners can correct a myriad of orthodontic issues ranging from crooked and misaligned teeth to:
Your Sandy dentist will assess your smile to identify the areas that need improving. We’ll also discuss with you the goals you’d like to achieve so we can create a treatment plan conducive to your dental needs. During your visit, we’ll explain more about the Invisalign process so you’ll know what to expect. Your commitment to the treatment is essential to making it a success.
Discretion is a major advantage of Invisalign over traditional metal braces, as the aligners are practically invisible on your teeth. You won’t feel self-conscious about your appearance.
Invisalign offers additional perks in the form of:
Comfort – The clear aligners have no sharp, metal parts to poke your gums, lips, or teeth.
Convenience – There’s no need to change your lifestyle for Invisalign. The aligners can be removed for eating and oral hygiene, so you can continue eating your favorite foods and brushing and flossing your teeth as usual. The aligners can also come off for routine dental cleaning.
Less time-consuming – With traditional braces, you must schedule frequent dental visits to adjust the brackets and wires. Invisalign is less time-consuming as you only see your dentist every five to six weeks to monitor your progress.
Ease of Treatment – Invisalign aligners are easy to use and maintain. At the onset of your treatment, we’ll give you a series of aligners to switch to every few weeks. You clean your aligners by brushing them with mild liquid soap and rinsing them before putting them back on after eating.
On average, Invisalign treatments last between 12-18 months, depending on the problems that need to be fixed. Upon completing your treatment, you’ll have a perfectly-aligned smile to show off to everyone you meet! We’ll provide you with a custom-made retainer to wear at night to keep your smile in alignment long-term.