Invisalign in Denham Springs, LA
Fruge Orthodontics is a proud provider of Invisalign services in Denham Springs. Invisalign is a unique solution that is utilized primarily for straightening teeth without needing to resort to wires and brackets. Durable plastic is custom molded to look clear and smooth to blend in seamlessly with the mouth. Aligners are exchanged roughly every two weeks for a new set to slowly move teeth into their proper positions under the care of an experienced orthodontist.
It's important to make sure that Invisalign is the appropriate treatment for your unique dental needs. For several patients, it will be just as effective as wearing traditional braces, but severe spacing issues or straightening needs might disallow their use. Invisalign provides offices with software that allows for 3D imaging of the entire mouth and how it functions from patient to patient to properly have the correct molds made. Allowing your orthodontist to virtually preview how year teeth are moving will allow for micro-adjustments throughout your treatment process.
Why Should you Choose Invisalign
Since Invisalign is perfectly clear, nobody needs to know the secret behind your almost miraculously straightening teeth! Invisalign is worn for roughly 22 hours every day, even when you're asleep. Some patients can complete their treatment regimen in as little as 20 weeks. Invisalign needs to be removed during teeth cleaning and while you are eating, but it is important to understand that there are a few exceptions to what you should consume when using Invisalign. Heavy smokers and those who like to have multiple cups of coffee every day will notice that their Invisalign aligners will begin to turn a shade of yellow over time. To avoid unnecessary straining until your next set of Invisalign is ready to be used, it's good practice to eliminate as many staining foods as possible.
For those who are highly conscious about the idea of having a mouth full of metal, Invisalign might be the best option. However, there are more advantages such as the high level of comfort that Invisalign provides by not causing abrasions or painful ulcers in the mouth by rubbing against the delicate tissues along the inside of the lips. Since Invisalign is easily removable, it becomes far easier and faster to maintain traditional oral hygiene.
For all the advantages of Invisalign, there are still a few drawbacks that are important to be aware of. Invisalign is generally more expensive than traditional braces, and sometimes Invisalign won't be able to straighten teeth insofar as their height relationship with one another. Finally, various lifestyle choices such as consuming an abundance of acidic foods, coffee, or smoking can cause the adhesive that binds your aligners together to weaken over time and causes them to straighten your teeth at a slower rate, extending the treatment process overall. There have also been those who have found that the type of plastic used in order to create Invisalign aligners causes them uncomfortable gum irritation.
If you've been looking for a way that is more discreet in order to straighten any misaligned or crooked teeth without the pain and restrictions of traditional braces, Invisalign is quite possibly the perfect solution for your unique needs. Reach out to the welcoming Invisalign experts at Fruge Orthodontics in Denham Springs to see if Invisalign is right for you and start the journey to a perfect smile!