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Posts for tag: Invisalign

By Geary Dentistry
January 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment option offered by your Brookfield, WI, dentists, Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary, straightens your smile discreetly. Wire-free Invisalign is ideal for older teens and adults and can correct bite problems and spacing issues.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system realigns your teeth using removable aligner trays that fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner is custom-designed using a 3D image compiled from digital images, impressions, and photographs of your mouth taken by your Brookfield dentist. The trays exert constant, gentle pressure on your teeth, gradually improving their alignment.

Many people are concerned about changes to their appearance during orthodontic treatment. Thanks to Invisalign's clear aligner trays, most people won't be aware that you are improving your smile. The trays are designed to blend in with your smile and are almost invisible.

You'll receive a series of aligner trays at the beginning of your treatment. After two weeks of constant wear, you'll swap the trays for the next set in the series.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign may be a good choice for you if:

  • You're unhappy with the appearance of your smile.
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth make chewing or speaking clearly difficult.
  • Your misaligned teeth are causing lacerations in your mouth, eroding your tooth enamel, triggering headaches, or causing jaw stiffness.
  • You have a spacing or mild-to-moderate bite problem, such as an overbite, underbite, open bite, or crossbite.
  • You're willing to wearing the Invisalign aligner trays 22 hours per day.

Are There Are Food Restrictions With Invisalign?

Since your aligner trays don't have any breakable parts, you won't have to avoid hard or sticky foods. In fact, you can continue to eat all of the foods you have been eating. You'll simply remove your trays before eating, and then rinse them at the end of the meal before placing them back in your mouth.

Although you can drink water without removing your trays, it's a good idea to take them out when drinking other beverages, as some drinks can stain the plastic.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Are you ready to straighten your teeth with Invisalign? Call your Brookfield, WI, dentists, Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary, at (262) 860-1500 to schedule your appointment.

By Geary Dentistry
February 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  
How Invisalign from your dentists in Brookfield can improve your smileinvisalign

If you want a straight smile, now you can achieve it comfortably and quickly, thanks to Invisalign. Say goodbye to brackets and wires, and hello to comfortable Invisalign aligners. Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, WI want to share how you can straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign.

In the past, if you wanted a straight smile, your choices were limited to unsightly, uncomfortable metal brackets and wires which you had to wear for years to achieve results. Now, there is a better way with Invisalign.

Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners which you wear for 2 week periods. Every 2 weeks you will graduate to a new set of aligners which you wear for 2 weeks. Your teeth will gradually and comfortably shift into correct position as you change aligners. The treatment period with Invisalign is completed in an average of 9 to 15 months.

A shorter length of treatment isn't the only advantage of Invisalign. With Invisalign, you will enjoy:
  • Virtually invisible treatment because the aligners are made of clear plastic
  • Comfortable treatment because there are no sharp metal parts to irritate soft tissue
  • Healthy treatment because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth
Invisalign aligners make it easy to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about catching food in your braces. If you brush and floss, you probably won't have to worry about decay or discolorations affecting your newly straightened smile. Once Invisalign treatment is complete, you get to enjoy your new, healthy, beautiful, straight smile!

Invisalign aligners may look delicate, but they are sturdy enough to correct many of the same issues as conventional brackets and wires including:
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Eliminating tooth overlap
  • Correcting poorly positioned or rotated teeth
To straighten your smile discreetly, there is only one choice, Invisalign! You deserve state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment, and it can happen with Invisalign! For more information about Invisalign and other restorative and cosmetic dental treatments call Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, WI. Call today!
By Geary Dentistry
October 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Thinking about correcting your smile with orthodontic treatment may give you visions of metal braces and headgear. However, thanks to invisalignmodern orthodontics, you have more options than only traditional methods. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays, meaning you can straighten your teeth in a much more discreet way than with traditional braces. But how does Invisalign hold up to traditional braces? Find out with Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, WI.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces in Brookfield

  • Comfort: Your Invisalign aligner trays are soft, flexible yet sturdy, comfortable plastic. Invisalign’s laboratory takes special care to customize each aligner tray to your mouth, ensuring they fit snugly against your teeth. Traditional braces, made from metal, can have sharp wires which could damage the inside of your mouth.
  • Maintenance: Traditional braces require about once monthly orthodontic appointments for adjustments. Your orthodontist examines your braces to ensure your teeth move on track and “tighten” the wires as necessary. Invisalign patients simply switch their current aligner tray for the next tray in the series every two weeks. They see their dentist about once every 6 weeks for a check up appointment to ensure their teeth move correctly.
  • Eating: Eating with traditional braces can prove to be tricky. Orthodontists warn patients to avoid foods like popcorn, caramel, sticky candies or whole apples as they can damage the metal components. However, Invisalign patients can simply remove their aligner tray to eat, eliminating the need to avoid certain foods.
  • Oral Care: Invisalign’s design also allows the patient to remove the trays while brushing and flossing. With traditional braces, patients must use special threading floss to reach between each bracket and wire. However, Invisalign requires no special steps in the oral care routine, cutting down precious time and effort when you brush and floss.

A simple consultation with your dentist can help you determine if Invisalign is your best orthodontic option. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Drs. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, WI. Call (262) 860-1500 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

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!

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.