Invisalign is a set of clear aligners made just for you. Your aligners are custom-made using our advanced 3-D computer imaging technology. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place.
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using a custom-made series of plastic aligners that are nearly invisible to those around you, allowing you to maintain a natural smile during treatment. The aligners are removable as well, so you can take them out for eating or drinking your favorite foods and drinks. A few other advantages include a shorter treatment period, no annoying brackets and wires, and overall patient comfort. Our dentists at Cedar Creek Family Dental offer this and other orthodontic options to patients of all ages.
First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to the Invisalign lab, where your custom aligners will be made. Once your trays are ready, you’ll return to our office so our dentist can check your teeth for signs of misalignment. With this information, he can map out how each tooth will move throughout treatment and whether or not your bite will need to be adjusted as well.
Next, we will use the computer program to create a virtual treatment plan for you made from a series of custom-made aligners for your upper and lower teeth. You’ll wear each pair for two weeks at a time before switching to the next set in the series until you’ve finished wearing every aligner. Invisalign is removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth or for special occasions. The clear aligners are comfortable and won’t irritate your gums like traditional metal braces often do.
Once you’ve completed treatment, you will need to wear a retainer every night to keep your teeth in place and prevent shifting. You can easily remove your retainer to brush and floss your teeth too. If you want to straighten your smile without other people noticing, ask the team at Cedar Creek Dentistry about Invisalign today!
11786 SW Barnes Rd #360,
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 646-1811
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