If you’re an adult and you’ve decided that now is the time to finally have the straight smile you’ve always wanted then you’re in good company. Approximately one million people in North America who are over the age of 18 wear braces. At Canatella Dental, we support your decision and want to make your orthodontic treatment as pleasant as possible. With this in mind, we offer Invisalign in Lakeview, New Orleans so you can straighten your teeth more discreetly than you ever could with traditional metal braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is a reliable orthodontic system that is designed to rotate teeth into their proper positions. Unlike traditional braces, however, Invisalign is practically invisible. The treatment uses clear aligners made of BPA-free plastic that are worn over your teeth. They look and feel similar to bleaching trays that are made here in our Lakeview office, however the invisalign trays fit tighter and apply pressure to specific areas, this helps rotate your teeth in the proper position.
How Do I Get My Invisalign Clear Braces?
Treatment begins with an evaluation at Canatella Dental with one of the Lakeview cosmetic dentists. Using a comprehensive series of digital x-rays, impressions and photographs, we’ll create a treatment plan that addresses your specific orthodontic needs. Invisalign technicians use this plan to create the clear braces that will guide your teeth into alignment.
Pairs of aligners are arranged in sets. You’ll wear each pair for about two weeks and then progress to the next pair in the set. In order to complete your orthodontic treatment in a timely manner, aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours every day.
When you remove your aligners, rinse them in water and be sure to brush and floss your teeth before reinserting them. To clean your aligners, use a clear anti-bacterial soap and a soft brush. Occasionally soak your aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals to keep them fresh.
The Advantages of Invisalign
In addition to being inconspicuous, your clear and removable braces also allow you to eat all the foods that you normally enjoy and maintain your at-home oral hygiene routine. There are no metal brackets and wires to necessitate diet restrictions or to get in the way of regular brushing and flossing.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to know if you are a qualified candidate for Invisalign in New Orleans, contact Cantella Dental. The straight smile you’ve always wanted may be only a year away!