Invisalign treatment consists of clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Each aligner has a specific amount of force it places on your teeth as you move through the series, slowly moving them into proper alignment. At Vose Family Dentistry, the aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. This makes them more comfortable than traditional braces but also eliminates the risk of injury to your mouth. Since they are clear, they will not affect the appearance of your smile as you wear them.
First, patients are asked to make digital impressions using the iTero® scanner. These will be sent to an Invisalign-certified lab, where a computer model will be made of the teeth. Every patient’s case is different and customized to fit their needs. Then, using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology, our dentist can create a series of clear plastic aligners to move the patient’s teeth into proper alignment over time. Patients wear each aligner for about two weeks at a time and then move on to the next one in the series as their teeth gradually shift into place.
The following steps include wearing each new set of aligners as directed and removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This process will slowly shift the teeth into their ideal final position. Patients will continue to check in with our team every few weeks to monitor progress and to receive additional sets of aligners until treatment is complete.
For more information about Invisalign treatment and how it can benefit you, visit Vose Family Dentistry at 220 E Main St., Mankato, MN 56001, or call (507) 387-2255.
220 E Main St., Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 387-2255
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