Invisalign and Orthodontics in Elm Grove
Invisalign orthodontics involve clear braces, or aligners that are custom designed to fit over the surface of the teeth to gradually move them into their ideal position. Popular for their transparent, virtually invisible appearance, patients of all ages who are looking to quickly (and discreetly) straighten their teeth often choose Invisalign clear aligners. If you or a loved one is considering Invisalign for a straightened, more radiant smile, give us a call at (262) 784-7770 to schedule an appointment.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Teeth are meant to work together to support a functional bite for a lifetime. But smiles that have crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth may be at risk of certain dental related issues and a loss of self esteem. To support a proper bite alignment and beautiful smile, patients should consider the following benefits of orthodontic care:
- Correct minor to more complicated bite alignment issues such as TMJ pain or TMD
- Correct malocclusions, known as a crowded smile or crooked teeth
- Repair a poorly formed smile and prevent other bite abnormalities
- Provide comfortable support to the natural functions of the bite
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is known for its clear appearance and ability to be removed before meals or consuming your favorite sticky, sweet treats. For patients, this process has the following benefits:
- Easily removable before eating (and won’t trap food) and for easy cleaning of the teeth
- Discreet appearance for an aesthetically pleasant smile throughout the process
- Won’t rub, chafe or scratch the inside of the cheek and does not require gummy wax
- Can straighten the smile in as little as 12 months vs up to 2-3 years of traditional braces
How Can Invisalign Help Me?
Not all of us are patient and can wait 2-3 years on average in clunky metal braces to achieve a better looking smile. Thankfully, Invisalign, which is made up of a strong thermoplastic material, is clear by design and can straighten teeth quickly and conveniently. If you have had a nagging dental concern about a crooked smile or misaligned teeth, you may want to ask Dr. Meinerz for advice about straightening your smile with Invisalign. Our invisalign process is simple, but results are often dramatic!
Our Invisalign Process
The invisalign process doesn’t involve bulky wires, brackets or those colorful rubber bands that have made metal braces stand out over the years. Instead, invisalign is discrete and involves thin, strong aligners made from an impression of the teeth. Each set of aligners is unique to the shape of your individual smile. By wearing sets of aligners (one for the upper jaw and one for the lower) for about two weeks per set, the teeth are gently moved into place. Wearing your aligners may take some initial getting used to but will become more comfortable over time.
Your Appointment with Dr. Meinerz
Achieving a straighter smile can make all the difference for a patient who desires to live more confidently in a smile they love. At Honest Teeth in Elm Grove, we believe our patients deserve to embrace happier lives with better oral health and positive memories at the dentist. If you have been considering straightening your smile, Invisalign is a versatile and popular option in restorative dentistry. Give us a call at (262) 784-7770 to schedule your appointment.