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By Geary Dentistry
May 20, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

With personal appearance so important these days, many people are interested in getting their teeth straightened. Both teens and adults, though, may shy away from the "tinsel town" or "metal mouth" look of traditional wire and bracket braces. Is there a better, and less noticeable way to get a beautiful set of teeth?Clear Aligners

Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, Wisconsin offers an innovative alternative to old-style braces: Invisalign clear aligners. Individualized for each patient, Invisalign aligners are molded from BPA-free, flexible plastic. Comfortable and strong, these aligners steadily and gently move teeth into healthy positions. Best of all, they do it invisibly.

Could your teeth be right for Invisalign treatment?

For most orthodontic problems, the answer to this question is likely "Yes." Invisalign aligners are appropriate for:

  • rotated teeth
  • misaligned bites
  • overlapping and crowded teeth
  • smiles with gaps
  • teens and adults

While Invisalign cannot help patients with extensive gum disease and decay or with jaws that can't close together properly, Invisalign can be used for a wide range of other problems.

In fact, even teens who do not have all their molars can often use Invisalign. The appliances may be equipped with eruption tabs which hold spaces for incoming molars. Additionally, the aligners can have colored compliance indicators to show if a teen is wearing the aligners the necessary 20 to 22 hours per day.

Moreover, some patients can have a combination treatment starting with Invisalign and ending with wire and bracket braces for more intricate orthodontic issues. Patients are happy to accomplish most of their 9 to  24 month  treatment with the invisible aligners and then finish with traditional braces.

Here's How Invisalign Clear Aligners Work

Your Geary Dentistry doctor will take x-rays, photos, and  sometimes CT scans of your mouth and then follow up with impressions. The impressions and treatment plan will go to a dental lab where the aligners are made.

As a patient, you will see your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks and receive your next set of aligners. Each set is designed to exert gradual pressure on the teeth. With each part of the plan done, you then move on to the next set of aligners.

How to Care For Invisalign braces

Patients wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out to eat, brush and floss their teeth and to rinse and clean the appliances. Individuals may also remove them for photographs or special occasions such as weddings or graduations. Also, people love that there are no special dietary rules with Invisalign.

Find out more about Invisalign

You can trust Terence Geary DDS, Mary Eileen Geary, DDS, and Angel Shaw DDS at Geary Dentistry to give you an honest evaluation of your teeth and how Invisalign may work for you. Gentle, comprehensive and individualized dental care have been the hallmark of Geary Dentistry for the past 50 years. So, call Doctors Terence Geary, Mary Eileen Geary and Angel Shaw in the greater Milwaukee area today for a consultation: (262) 860-1500.