Do you wish you had straighter teeth but do not want to experience metal or clear braces? Invisalign® may be the perfect option for getting those straight teeth.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Luka at Luka Dental Care to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign®.
Advanced Straightening Method
Invisalign® has been an available method for straightening teeth since 1999. It is a popular straightening method due to how comfortable, convenient, and invisible the whole process is for patients. Many of our London patients were thrilled with the results that this type of procedure produced for them. Check out our Smile Gallery to see how Invisalign® has dramatically changed the smiles of patients.
To begin, you will have a consultation with Dr. Luka to determine what your teeth straightening goals are and to establish whether you are a candidate for this method. As part of the process to determine if you are a candidate, our London staff will take x-rays and pictures, as well as make impressions of your teeth for models. If you are established as a candidate for Invisalign®, these x-rays, pictures and impressions will be utilized to create your exact treatment course which will show exact teeth movements throughout the process.
How Invisalign works?
Clear, custom-made aligners will then be personally created to follow your treatment plan. Specialized computer software is used to design a plan for moving your teeth from their current positions into the best possible alignment. This movement will be broken down into perhaps several dozen stages. For each stage, the Invisalign company will manufacture two plastic mouth “trays” or “aligners,” one to fit over your top teeth and one for the bottom. You will be required to wear the aligners throughout the day, only removing them to eat, brush or floss. While the actual time frame may vary slightly, you will change your aligner trays to a new tray every two weeks. At Luka Dental Care, we will check your progress every 6 weeks or thereabouts. The length of the treatment time will vary by individual but Dr. Luka will give you an estimated date of completion according to your progress and results.
Caring for Your Teeth During Invisalign Treatment
As mentioned above, one of the main advantages of the Invisalign system is that the trays can be removed for easy cleaning. So please don’t neglect to do this! You’ll need to brush your teeth after every meal or snack so that food and plaque do not get trapped in the aligners, which could promote tooth decay and gum disease. Your aligners, too, will have to be cleaned regularly; you can do this by brushing them and then rinsing them with lukewarm water.
Also, please keep in mind that while wearing clear aligners is very different from wearing braces, the importance of retaining your post-treatment results is exactly the same. You’ll want to be sure to wear your retainer(s) exactly as prescribed after your treatment is completed to protect your investment in a beautiful new smile.
Straighten your smile today with Invisalign Clear Aligners from Luka Dental Care
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