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Invisalign® Braces Wasilla, AK
Invisalign Braces Wasilla: The position of your teeth affects both your oral health and appearance and at Mat Su Dental Center Service, we put great value on how you see yourself and your smile and want you to be happy when you smile. Should you need a consultation about possible treatments and what your teeth could look like after, please give us a call at 907-376-2456, so we can assess your teeth in person. At Mat Su Dental Center Service, we offer orthodontic treatment options and are based in Wasilla, AK.
What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment refers to a procedure where with the aid of a system the teeth are essentially moved to a position that the dentist sees fit. After this treatment, the teeth look straightened and both oral and bone health are improved. This new position of teeth has long-term effects also on bone joints and gums since the pressure is spread throughout the teeth. Crooked teeth have another disadvantage in terms of oral hygiene that they are harder to clean and may rise to teeth decay.
There are so many options nowadays to treat crowded or misaligned teeth by orthodontic treatment such as braces, clear aligners, elastics, and more. Clear aligners have gained much popularity since the numerous advantages that they have over other orthodontic treatments.
Clear aligners are a removable alternative to braces. They are custom-made for every patient and provide the flexibility, comfort, and convenience that braces lack. They are almost invisible, made from clear, medical-grade, BPA-free plastic and can be used as a treatment in many cases such as:
- Open bites
- Crowded teeth
- Diastema (gaps between the teeth)
Invisalign is the most popular type of clear aligner treatment since it has been on the market for the longest. They are known to be invisible and more comfortable. They don’t touch the gums due to their scalloped shape along the gum line. They are made from SmartTrack® material that is unique to the Invisalign system. This material is claimed to give better results in terms of accuracy, comfort, and time.
How to get Invisalign braces
To get Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, you must see a licensed Invisalign dentist. A consultation with a licensed dentist will determine the state of your teeth by taking a 3-D scan of your mouth. According to this scan, the Invisalign program will generate a custom treatment plan. At this point it is possible to preview how your smile will be after the treatment is finished. If the treatment plan and the results are approved by both your and your dentist, the models will be transferred to begin the production of your clear aligners.
What is Invisalign treatment like?
During the planning process, multiple sets of aligners are determined because a sigle one shifts teeth 1 mm or less. They are meant to be changed every 1 to 3 weeks and they must be worn for about 20 to 22 hours every day. Since the moving process is taking place very slowly, the treatment can take between 3 to 24 months. During the treatment, it may be necessary to visit your dentist every 3-4 weeks to track your progress and make adjustments if necessary. After the treatment is complete, the patient needs to wear a retainer every night or as frequent as their dentist suggests to preserve the new shape of their teeth.
If you are considering getting Invisalign treatment, book an appointment right now with one of our Invisalign licensed dentistst at Mat Su Dental Center Service. After your consultation where we get a 3-D model of your teeth, we will proceed with your clear alignment treatment swiftly.