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Are you unhappy with your crooked smile? Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment offered by your Homer, AK, dentist, Dr. James Bourne of Eagle Dental, can improve your smile discreetly.
The Invisalign difference
Constant pressure is needed to realign your teeth. Traditional braces use wires threaded through brackets to apply pressure, while the Invisalign system relies on removable aligner trays.
Your trays are created just for you and designed to tackle your unique orthodontic issues. The Invisalign process starts when you visit the Homer dental office for some pre-treatment images. Your dentist takes digital photographs, impressions, and X-rays that are combined to create a virtual three-dimensional image of your mouth.
Manipulating the digital image makes it possible to plan your treatment and create the series of aligner trays you'll wear during your treatment. Each of these trays is worn for about two weeks. Although you'll remove the trays to eat, brush, and floss, you'll need to wear aligners for about 22 hours per day for the best results.
Invisalign is a good choice for many people
Although traditional braces are certainly effective, they are very noticeable. Fortunately, Invisalign's clear aligner trays make straightening your smile a more private experience. In fact, other people may not even notice that you're wearing your trays.
Invisalign can help you straighten your teeth, address spacing issues, or correct an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. Orthodontic problems don't just affect your appearance. When your teeth are crooked, biting and chewing can become difficult. If the issue is severe, you may find it difficult to speak clearly or might notice that your teeth cut your gums or lips. Straightening your overlapping teeth also decreases your tooth decay risk, as cavity-causing plaque tends to build in hard-to-reach areas.
You don't have to be a teenager to benefit from Invisalign. It's an excellent option for adults too. If you're an adult, you may only need to wear your aligner trays for less than a year to achieve your straightening goals.
Realign your smile with Invisalign! Call your dentist in Homer, AK, Dr. James Bourne of Eagle Dental, at (907) 235-8574 to schedule your appointment.
Invisalign clear aligner trays are a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. For many adults and older teens in need of orthodontic treatment, braces can be inconvenient and even a deterrent to getting treatment. Invisalign corrects common bite and alignment issues like crowding or overbite without disrupting your quality of life. Dr. James Bourne, a dentist in Homer, AK, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services at Eagle Dental.
Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign
Invisalign trays are custom designed to gradually shift your teeth into the correct alignment over time just like braces. However, instead of metallic wires and brackets that require adjustments and are worn for an average period of 18 months, Invisalign trays are removable for up to two hours a day and are changed for a new tray every two weeks. In some cases, the total treatment period may be shorter than with braces.
The Benefits of Choosing Invisalign for Your Orthodontic Treatment
Many people are drawn to Invisalign because of the cosmetic benefits, but there are a few additional advantages for your oral health and quality of life. Clear trays allow you to brush and floss as normal, protecting your teeth and gums from tooth decay and the risk of gingivitis and gum disease. You may also continue to eat your favorite foods. Invisalign takes care of any concerns over how adult orthodontic treatment might affect your professional and social life, and gives you the option to get straighter teeth without the aesthetic issues presented by braces.
In order for Invisalign treatment to be effective, you must be able to commit to wearing the trays as instructed, and keep up with follow up appointments and care with the dentist.
Find a Dentist in Homer, AK
For more information about Invisalign clear aligner trays and to find out if they are the right option for you, contact Eagle Dental by calling (907) 235-8574 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bourne today.