If you are self-conscious about your crooked teeth, you may have already given thought to correction options. Invisalign® is deservedly among the most popular treatment choices today. Its convenience, inconspicuous appearance and minimal lifestyle disruption are appealing to many patients.

Choose the Right Dentist

The first step in beginning the process of correcting your teeth is finding the right provider. For best results, your dentist should have the proper training and experience in using the Invisalign® methods and equipment. Your dentist will be able to tell you if this is the best method to correct your specific dental issue and to devise the right course of treatment for you.

How the Process Works

Next, you will undergo a series of imaging and impressions in order to create your custom aligners. The aligners are made from a proprietary plastic material that is lightweight and transparent. Most people you meet will never even know that you are wearing aligners. The smooth plastic also avoids irritation in the mouth and repositions your teeth with minimal inconvenience to you. Another benefit of these patented aligners is the fact that they are removable. Although, in order to achieve the best results, you will be wearing them for at least 20 hours a day, your aligners can come out so that you can eat and brush your teeth properly, making it easy to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment.

During the course of your treatment, you will typically see your dentist every six weeks to ensure that the process is progressing well and to make any adjustments as needed. Aligner sets are generally changed every two weeks.

If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, Invisalign® may be the right choice for you. This process is used to correct a wide variety of alignment issues, from moderate to severe. Dr. Angela Cotey, a cosmetic dentist in Mt. Horeb, WI is available for consultation at 608-437-7645.