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Overland Park Invisalign
Most people don’t have perfect teeth when they first grow in. That’s why many people require orthodontic procedures to straighten their teeth, whether due to biting misalignments or typical tooth shifting. While most patients are excited about perfecting their smile with straightening, they don’t like the idea of wearing gaudy traditional or even ceramic braces to achieve that smile.
If you are a patient concerned with the look or abrasiveness of traditional orthodontic braces, contact Kurlbaum Dental for information or an evaluation for Overland Park Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a nearly invisible option for teeth straightening. Invisalign involves a clear plastic mold that wraps around the entire bite line on the top, bottom, or both parts of the mouth. Patients who seek this option often do so because they have aesthetic, physical, or professional concerns about wearing traditional braces.
Invisalign works best for typical overbites and tooth misalignment concerns. Patients with severe dental problems are not ideal candidates for wearing Overland Park Invisalign.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is customizable, comfortable, virtually invisible, and effective. It can be one of the most comfortable and relaxing methods for straightening teeth if worn correctly.
The Invisalign process begins with a 3-D image and mold of your original teeth. Technicians develop molds in staggered corrective stages to fit your teeth. Each set requires wearing for approximately two to three weeks before switching to the next adjustment phase.
Just like traditional braces require regular orthodontic visits to tighten the metal wiring and force teeth to shift into place, Invisalign gradually moves teeth into position with differently shaped and sized aligners. Each new aligner slowly moves the teeth to become straighter and create better bite alignment.
Patients wear Invisalign molds all day during the straightening process, except for during eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Why Consider Invisalign
As already discussed, Invisalign clear aligners are widely popular due to their near invisibility. However, several reasons make Invisalign a good option for teeth straightening.
Invisalign does not use traditional metal wires or brackets to straighten the teeth. Instead, it uses a smooth plastic mold placed over the teeth. This design is not only less visible but less abrasive on the teeth, gums, and cheeks.
Invisalign is less impactful on daily life due to its ease of use. Removing the aligners makes it easier to enjoy eating everyday foods without fear of breaking the appliance. Plus, it is easier to brush and floss. Because of their simple design and removability, traditional follow-up appointments are less invasive, shorter, and required less often.
Kurlbaum Dental Practice
At Kurlbaum Dental, our team of friendly and experienced professionals can help you achieve the smile of your dreams using Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to create, easy to use, and easy to clean.
Don’t hesitate to straighten your teeth based on the stigma of traditional metal braces. Find out if you are a candidate for teeth straightening with Overland Park Invisalign. Contact Kurlbaum Dental, Overland Park, KS, at (913) 642-4070 to schedule a free consultation.