If your teeth are crooked, you should know that getting them straightened doesn’t only provide cosmetic benefits for your smile. Treatment via Invisalign clear braces in Springfield, MO also makes it easier for you to clean your teeth during routine oral care. Getting a straighter smile doesn’t mean you need to wear metal brackets and wires. It also doesn’t mean you have to wait two years just to see results. To schedule your very first Invisalign consultation, give Dr. Eric Tolliver a call today!
During your first Invisalign consultation, you’ll be able to see exactly how the treatment will shift your teeth into a straighter and more even position. Invisalign uses a series of trays to shift teeth, each pair representing a different stage of your realignment. You’ll wear each pair for about 22 hours per day, only removing to brush, floss, and eat. Once you’ve worn a pair for about two weeks, you’ll move on to the next pair in the series until you’ve completed every set. You’ll be given a retainer to wear for the next several months, then be asked to wear it only when you sleep to prevent your teeth from shifting back.
Most patients are eligible for Invisalign if they have mild to moderate levels of misalignment and good oral health overall. Keep in mind that severe misalignment or problems with back teeth are not ideal for Invisalign treatment. However, Dr. Tolliver is more than happy to examine your case in great detail and give you a professional recommendation. Invisalign consultations are complimentary at Galleria Dental, so you can get your mouth evaluated risk free!
Since the aligners are clear, you won’t have to worry about changing your smile’s appearance just to straighten teeth. Additionally, most Invisalign cases only require 8 to 12 months to complete, so you won’t have to undergo treatment for nearly as long just to achieve the smile you want. Since they are removable, you also won’t have to endure restrictions in your diet, which cannot be said for traditional orthodontics.