The Ins And Outs Of Invisalign

by Dr. Vareldzis

Hello and welcome to another September installment of the Hillcrest Family Dentistry blog!

Are you an adult living with a less than perfect smile? Do your crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth embarrass you during social interactions?

Well, there’s no time like the present to improve your situation, and there is no better dentist in Medford, OR, for the task at hand, than our own Dr. Vareldzis.

Read on to learn more about how we can transform your smile with Invisalign, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your short-term orthodontics consultation. You’ll be glad you did!

Clear Aligners Rather Than Metal Brackets And Wires

We want to make it as easy and discreet as possible for you to straighten out the problems in your mouth. That’s why we love Invisalign.

Invisalign aligners consist of a series of custom-made soft plastic retainers that slip directly over your teeth for a comfortable fit throughout your short treatment. There will be no poking, bleeding, or sores along the way. And no one will ever see your “braces” unless you want them to.

Gently Steering Adult Teeth

When you get here, we will do a complete workup and diagnosis of your alignment and bite problems, and then prescribe a series of clear aligners to correct and straighten your teeth.

But the process is pretty straightforward. Each Invisalign aligner tightly molds to your teeth, exerting gradual pressure to shift and rotate your teeth into a more perfect alignment.

The Perks Are Clear

Old-school braces leave a lot to be desired. And Invisalign attempts to give you just what you want out of an orthodontic treatment.

For one thing, you won’t be stuck in your hardware for 2-3 years without respite. With Invisalign, you can actually take your aligners out for eating and cleaning purposes, which makes for a much more pleasant experience. Plus, it also eliminates the need for special tools and dietary alterations.

Here’s the deal: you do need to wear your Invisalign aligners for the better part of each day for 2-3 weeks at a time.

At that point you will get to move on to the next set of aligners in the series to keep the process moving in the right direction. You can make this switch on your own, so there is no need for monthly in-office adjustments like traditional braces would necessitate. That means no unnecessary time off of work.

As we mentioned, you won’t have to wait 2-3 years for your amazing new smile. The transformation happens fast with Invisalign! The total treatment time should only take about 12 months (give or take), according to the severity of your issues.

When you are finished, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear.

See If Invisalign Will Work For You

Invisalign aligners are very effective for people with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.

However, patients who have severe alignment and bite problems, or have very wide spaces between their teeth, would probably benefit from a more complex treatment with traditional orthodontics.

Go For It!

We hope you have been inspired to take the next step towards a better smile! The only way to know if Invisalign will work for you is to schedule your consultation in our Medford, OR dentist’s office.

Contact us today to make it happen!