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By Geary Dentistry
April 12, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Now you can get the shapely smile you’ve always wanted without having to wear metal braces.

It’s amazing how far dental technology has come. Now your Brookfield, WI dentists--Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary--can fix many invisalignmalocclusions like overcrowding, gaps between teeth and overbites with Invisalign. Find out more about Invisalign and whether it’s right for you.

Invisalign is a series of clear custom aligners that at first glance may look similar to whitening trays, but there is a something a bit different about these aligners: they can actually straighten teeth. That’s right! These clear aligners that fit over the upper and lower teeth can actually shift teeth into the proper position without the need for metal brackets or wires.

How does it all work?

When you come in for a consultation with your Brookfield, WI restorative dentist, we will first make sure you are right for Invisalign. Then impressions are taken of your teeth and a treatment plan is created. Through our advanced computer technology, we can actually determine what teeth will shift while wearing which set of aligners. All of these subtle shifts will result in a beautiful final result. All this information is then sent to a lab where they will start making your very own aligners.

What is the treatment process like?

You will come back in to get fitted with your first set of aligners. The way Invisalign works is that you will wear each set of trays for two weeks before swapping them out with the next set in the treatment series. Each aligner is designed to shift teeth a very specific amount, so when you start wearing your next set of aligners you’ll notice that the aligners are shaped a bit straighter than your teeth currently are. This puts the necessary pressure on your teeth to actually move them.

A great benefit to getting Invisalign is that the aligners are also removable. While you’ll still want to wear them for about 20-22 hours out of the day you should take them out before eating, drinking anything except water, brushing and flossing.

The average length of treatment for adults is about one year, while teens who get Invisalign will wear them for about the same amount of time as traditional braces (often a year and half to two years).

If you are interested in finding out if Invisalign is right for you then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your Brookfield, WI cosmetic dentists at Geary Dentistry. Call us today!

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