Invisalign in New Orleans
Canatella Dental proudly offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to discreetly correct alignment and bite issues. The clear braces use nearly invisible custom-made aligner trays to move the teeth into place for a straighter smile. Using thermoplastic material, the trays are very similar to whitening trays, which are worn over the teeth to resolve alignment and bite issues. The nearly invisible option is the preferred choice for a straighter smile due to the many benefits it offers when compared to traditional braces.
How does Invisalign Work?
We create a treatment plan based on your own needs to resolve alignment issues. After an evaluation, we design a series of aligner trays that are made to fit your teeth. Through the treatment process, you’ll change trays about every 2 weeks to advance through each tray in the treatment series. As you progress, each tray will make slight adjustments in the alignment of the teeth to move into their correct positions. When used correctly for the duration of treatment, the end result will be an amazing, straight smile to feel more confident.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign treatment provides many amazing benefits, including a nearly invisible appearance. Without the use of brackets or wires, the teeth are moved into place without any tugging or pulling so there’s less discomfort. In addition, the trays are removable, which only need to be worn for 20-22 hours per day. This makes cleaning and oral hygiene much easier, as well as eating and drinking. Not to mention, there won’t be any tooth discoloration from brackets.
The clear braces move your teeth into place quicker so there’s a shorter treatment time. Plus, you don’t need to visit the dentist as often for wire adjustments and cleaning. You can simply swap out the trays at home and care for your teeth as usual.
What is the Treatment Process?
The treatment process for Invisalign is far less complex or invasive than that of traditional braces. After developing a custom treatment plan through an assessment, a series of custom trays will be created. You’ll use the trays for an average of 12 months. During that time, you’ll wear the trays for 20-22 hours per day. They should only be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
You’ll need to schedule an appointment to monitor the treatment’s progression every four to six weeks. In some cases, you may require attachments or ridges to help the aligners stay in place better. After treatment is complete, you may need to use a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving. However, not everyone will require the use of a retainer.
Invisalign treatment is the ideal option for those who want a straighter smile but don’t want to deal with the discomfort or appearance of wires and brackets. You’ll benefit from no restrictions, less discomfort, and a shorter treatment time using the invisible trays.
If you’re ready to give your smile a makeover with the clear braces, contact Canatella Dental today for a consultation.