Do you feel self-conscious because you have from minor alignment issues in your smile? If so, you may not need to wear traditional metal braces to improve your smile. In a case like this, our dentist, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS, can fit you for Invisalign® in Owasso, Oklahoma, which is a treatment that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted in as little as six to eight weeks.
Before fitting you for Invisalign, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS will want to thoroughly examine your mouth, which will include taking a few X-rays. This helps determine the overall health of your teeth while also defining your alignment goals.
Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS will then cast an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a special Invisalign laboratory. This will be used to form your first set of custom aligners.
Each set of aligners is designed to gradually and progressively adjust the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into their sockets. You will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.
During the alignment process, you will switch to another set of aligners every two weeks, taking you one step closer to your ideal smile. As long as you wear the aligners during the prescribed times, you should expect to meet your alignment goals in around six to eight weeks.
You can drink normally while the aligner is in your mouth. However, you will need to remove it before you eat. However, you should never smoke or chew gum while the aligner is in your mouth. When you’re not wearing the appliance, please keep it in the case provided.
If you are ready to restore your confident smile with minor alignment improvements, please call Renaissance Dental at 918-272-0707 to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.