Creating the Most Natural Smiles: With and Without Braces
If you could straighten your teeth and improve your smile using a clear, braceless alternative, would you be interested?
According to the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, virtually all American (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing and 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. Perhaps Invisalign is an option for your particular needs. Call us for a complimentary evaluation.
How often must I wear my aligners?
Twenty-two hours daily – removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. Compliance is key with Invisalign: if they aren’t worn exactly as directed, they will not work!
You might like the FREE iPhone App (available on iTunes): Align On Time that will remind you when to change your aligners on a scheduled as prescribed by Dr. Bowman.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No! Unlike conventional orthodontic treatment with wires and brackets, you may eat whatever you like. Please brush your teeth before replacing your aligners. You simply brush your aligners with water.
Will wearing aligners affect my speech?
There may be a short adjustment period, usually one day or less.
Is there much discomfort with Invisalign treatment?
You will feel slight pressure or discomfort for a day or so after you insert a new aligner. You might take over the counter analgesics like Motrin or Tylenol if needed.
Will cigarette smoking stain the Invisalign aligners?
What a perfect time the kick the habit! We discourage smoking with your aligners in, as they can become discolored.
Can I chew gum?
No! Gum will stick to your aligners.
How do I clean my aligners?
Brush them gently with toothpaste and lukewarm water. You may also soak them in a “retainer cleaner.”
What are “attachments?”
Small tooth-colored wedges or “bumps” are bonded onto the surfaces of specific teeth to assist in moving them and to keep the aligners seated tightly. These attachments were precisely designed for explicit tasks and add more surface area to the tooth for the plastic to grip onto. This material is easily removed later.
How often will I have appointments?
Regular appointments every six to eight weeks will be needed. This will ensure that treatment is progressing as planned.
How do I prevent my teeth from moving after Invisalign treatment?
You will need to wear retainers following treatment whether you have been treated with Invisalign or conventional braces. We recommend that you wear retainers indefinitely (just at night). Studies have proven that teeth will always tend to move throughout your life. Sleeping in your retainers will ensure that you have a beautiful smile and a healthy bite for life.
A Great Smile Always Gives a Fabulous First Impression!
Call Kalamazoo Orthodontics at 269-344-2466 for a complimentary evaluation to begin the journey to a new, more beautiful smile