Too often, dental problems are ignored when someone is growing up. There are many reasons for this. One problem that is often ignored is teeth that are crooked or not set properly in the jaw. The person might continue to ignore the same problem into adulthood because of the simple fact that he or she does not want to have a mouth full of metal braces. If that sounds like you, please come in to see us at Robinson Orthodontics. We would like to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
What You Should Know About Invisalign
With Invisalign, many dental problems that were ignored for years can finally be fixed. Invisalign might be the solution to giving you straight teeth and an incredible smile.
One thing that you will want to know ahead of time; Invisalign is for light to medium straightening. If the problem is severe, we might recommend something else instead. Remember that our definition of severe might not be the same as yours, so do not put off making an appointment because you are scared that Invisalign may not work.
Traditional metal braces are placed on your teeth, and they will stay there until we take them off. That is not the case with Invisalign. Instead, you will receive a set of clear aligners. These are removable; you can take them off of your teeth when it is time to eat and when you need to brush your teeth. Otherwise, leave the aligner on and let it do its job. Your aligner is clear, so no one will know that it is there.
One thing that is important with traditional metal braces is that they are tightened from time to time. That is not the case with Invisalign. Instead, you will replace one aligner with the next one in the set. We will tell you how often you need to replace it. While we will want to check on your progress along the way, you will not have as many trips to our office as someone who is wearing traditional metal braces.
While Invisalign is often used for adults who ignored a problem at a younger age, in some cases, they will be recommended for teenagers. It depends on the patient.
The main drawback to Invisalign is that they cost more than metal braces do. If your insurance does not cover the cost, that does not mean that you will be turned away. There are payment plans that will still allow you to straighten your smile and pay it off over time.
There is no reason to live with a smile that is less than beautiful. If the main thing that you do not like about your smile is the fact that some of your teeth are crooked, you need to contact us immediately. Here at Robinson Orthodontics, we would like to talk to you about all of your options, including Invisalign. Call (541) 441-8288 right away. The sooner you come in, the sooner you can finally have a smile that you love.
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