Invisalign in Metairie LA
Are you an adult who needs orthodontic treatment but worry about the impact that traditional metal braces will have on your smile?
At Oak Family Dental, we’re sympathetic to the fact that facing the prospect of living with metal braces can be discouraging for an adult. Your life is busy, you’ve got social commitments, and you just don’t have time to deal with the discomfort and inconvenience of putting up with a mouth full of metal.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works with a progressive system of clear plastic aligners that gently nudge your teeth into their ideal positions. The aligners are smooth and comfortable, virtually invisible when worn, and completely removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.
When you choose Invisalign, we’ll begin planning your treatment using three-dimensional digital images of your jaw. These highly detailed images allow our doctors to reposition specific teeth on the screen and view the jaw from different angles.
This technology also shows you how your Invisalign aligners will change and improve your appearance. When the planning stage is complete, a customized set of aligners is created. After we receive your set of custom aligners, we will instruct you on how to use and care for them.
A Difference You Can See and Feel
One advantage of using Invisalign is that you can actually see and feel the progress as your teeth gradually move into correct alignment. When you first start wearing your new aligners, you may notice that they are snug and don’t seem to quite fit your teeth perfectly. This is because each set of aligners is designed to gently coax your teeth into proper position as treatment advances.
After a couple of weeks, you will notice that your aligners feel like they’re getting looser. This is progress in action as you move to the next set of aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign
Our patients love the positive results they see after Invisalign treatment, but esthetics are not the only advantage:
- Since Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, flexible plastic, they are much more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
- Invisalign aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.
- Oral hygiene is more effective than with metal braces since there are no wires or brackets where food particles can become lodged.
- The aligners are easily removed for sports where a protective mouth guard is required.
The whole Invisalign process is streamlined and efficient. Treatment times are reduced, and we schedule in-office visits at convenient four-week intervals so we can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
Discover Your Best Smile
The entire team at Oak Family Dental wants you to enjoy the gift of healthy teeth and a smile that reflects your true personality. We take the time to get to know you and understand your needs and goals so we can deliver results that always exceed your expectations.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, please contact our Metairie dental office. A friendly member of our team will be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.