Invisalign is arguably the most popular transparent aligner system in the world. And we are happy to offer Invisalign in Metairie, LA.
What Is Invisalign
Smiling can be challenging if you have twisted, crooked, or generally misaligned teeth. Our team wants you to feel good about laughing and speaking with friends and family, which is why we offer Invisalign.
It is a series of clear aligners worn for a predetermined period—from several months or up to two years. You change your aligner every few weeks to move treatment along. As the months go by, you’ll notice your teeth moving into straight positions, which is always thrilling!
However, you first have to learn whether Invisalign is right for you. The first step is coming into Oak Family Dental for a conversation and exam with one of our Invisalign dentists.
If it’s determined that Invisalign is the best option, we send impressions of your smile to the Invisalign lab, where they fabricate your aligners.
At your initial consultation, your dentist lets you know how long you’ll be in treatment, what to expect, and when to change out your aligners—usually every two weeks.
Your dentist fits you with a custom retainer to maintain your results at the end of treatment.
Issues that Invisalign Can Fix
In many cases, Invisalign can correct the following:
- Bite misalignment issues, including overbite
- Gaps or uncommon spacing between teeth
- Twisted, overlapping, and crooked teeth
An aligned smile is about more than aesthetics—though we think you’ll love your new look. A straight smile also promotes improved oral health by making teeth easier to clean effectively. Additionally, an aligned bite cuts down on tooth wear, which can lower your cavity and tooth fracture risks.
Are You Considering Invisalign in Metairie, LA?
If you missed out on orthodontics as a child, had an orthodontic relapse, or if you’re only considering clear braces, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists today.