Happy Wednesday! We hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday with your families! Can you believe it’s almost time for the New Year!? My goodness, time flies!
You know what can also go by fast – drumroll pleaaaaaseeee – Invisalign! You’re probably thinking, you’re full of it! But hang tight, I’ll explain!
We talk to patients often that would love to have straighter teeth. Patients are self-conscious about crooked teeth or an overbite, but even more self-conscious about wires, brackets, and bands – the classic “metal mouth” look of traditional braces.
Fortunately, Dr. Brittany Dickinson may have the solution: Invisalign!
Invisalign is the brand name of a system of clear braces. They are probably the most popular and sought after clear braces system today.
Benefits of Invisalign
With traditional braces, many people – especially adults – aren’t comfortable or aren’t willing to commit to 1-2 years of metal bands and wires permanently attached to their teeth. They may not be willing to go to the dentist or orthodontist to have their braces adjusted every month either!
Invisalign is so different! Instead of metal brackets, the Invisalign patient wears a series of clear plastic trays that fit over their teeth like a mouthguard. However, because it is made of hard, clear plastic, it is literally invisible to everyone else. The trays have been carefully designed and tailored to your individual case needs and treatment goals, just like traditional braces. The difference is, no more “metal mouth.”
Another benefit of Invisalign is convenience. You, the patient, are now in the driver’s seat. While you still need to periodically visit Sugar Fix for checkups and to ensure your Invisalign system is meeting your treatment goals, you no longer have to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair – or even waiting to get into the dentist’s chair. You can remove them whenever you need to brush and floss. Amazing, right!?
How To Speed Up The Process
To top it all off, we have an AMAZING new procedure calling Propel that goes hand in hand with your treatment.
To perform the Propel treatment, we would require a 45-minute appointment in our office after your Invisalign case has been created. At this point in time, we would evaluate which areas of the mouth require the most movement, we would then anesthetize the area and place dental dimples into the patient’s gum tissue. This allows the teeth to move more freely and quickly. Instead of wearing your Invisalign aligners for two weeks at a time, Propel would reduce your wear time to 3 to 5 days each aligner! Incredible!
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, feel free to give us a call at 773-883-1818.
Until next time,