As you age, it’s possible for the alignment of your teeth to gradually change. This could cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel and increase your chances of suffering chipped teeth. One way to prevent this from happening as well as improve your smile’s appearance is to have Dr. Zachary Allmand provide you with Invisalign®.
Invisalign involves using special orthodontic aligners that are created in a dental lab from a durable, clear, plastic material. When worn, the casual observer will struggle to even notice they’re in your mouth.
Each pair of aligners is designed to make minor adjustments to the orientation and position of your teeth. Every two weeks you will need to switch to a new set Invisalign, which will bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment.
With the Invisalign in your mouth, you can drink and speak normally. However, you will need to remove them before eating, chewing gum, or using tobacco products. If you need to remove them, you should keep the aligners in the case provided.
Most people meet their alignment goals with Invisalign in about the same amount of time it would take braces to align your smile. Afterward, Dr. Zachary Allmand might fit you for a clear, plastic retainer. You will likely need to wear it for a few weeks to ensure your teeth remain in their new position.
If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you are interested in how Invisalign can correct the alignment of your teeth, you should call 317-846-6188 to schedule a consultation at Monon Family Dental.