If you are looking to straighten your smile and get back to looking your best everyday, Invisalign may be the best option for you.
Do you need orthodontics? Don’t want to deal with traditional bracket-and-wire braces? Invisalign clear aligners may be the perfect alternative for you. Using a series of custom plastic aligners, we offer Invisalign in Baton Rouge, LA to help discreetly straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners look like transparent retainers, and they fit snugly over your teeth. They are easy to remove, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and maintain your normal dental hygiene routine. Above all, you’ll be able to achieve a healthy smile without the discomfort of traditional braces. Your friends and family may not notice the aligners, but they’ll certainly take note of the results!
Invisalign can provide a lot of benefits to your smile beyond the aesthetic ones. If your teeth are crooked, it’s easier for bacterial plaque from food to build up between them. This can harden into tartar, causing cavities and leading to gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
Crooked teeth can also cause TMJ syndrome and jaw pain, as well as bite issues and teeth grinding. Straight teeth make it easier to brush and floss regularly, further improving your oral health. You’ll see better, easier results from your oral hygiene routine. Additionally, well-aligned teeth improve how your teeth fit together, resolving functional problems associated with a bad bite (malocclusion). Overall, Invisalign treatment from our experienced dentists in Baton Rouge, LA will improve the function and health of your smile, restoring natural smile aesthetics and boosting your confidence!
Our dentists in Baton Rouge, LA are trained and certified in Invisalign, and we’ll monitor your treatment carefully to ensure that you get the beautiful results you deserve. We know that the cost of your orthodontics may be one of your primary concerns, which is why we work with major dental insurance companies as well as offering convenient third-party financing solutions.
There are a lot of advantages to getting Invisalign treatment from the same team that does your regular dental care. This way, you don’t have to go far for an orthodontist near you. Most of all, our Invisalign dentists will be able to assess your complete oral health before you make your final decision. Nearly all of our patients are candidates for invisible aligners as long as they don’t have complex bite issues. The next step after your consultation is to take impressions of your teeth that will be used to complete your custom aligners. You’ll wear these for 20-22 hours per day, but you can remove them to eat and to clean your teeth (and the aligners themselves). We’ll create new clear aligners for you every few weeks, and as you progress, you’ll notice your teeth slowly moving into place, revealing a beautiful new smile. You’ll have a healthier, happier life in just a few months!
To begin, we will need to conduct a consultation and examination. This examination will involve reviewing the patient’s medical history, current state of health, any pre-existing conditions or prescribed medications we need to know about and the position of the patient’s teeth. We will then take a mold of the patient’s teeth and measurements. With all of this information, we will send it to the lab to create the Invisalign® trays.
After creating the trays, we will then meet with the patient to ensure that they fit and that the patient understands all of the steps in the straightening process. It is important that the patient understand a few key factors about wearing Invisalign® on a regular basis.
While the patient can remove Invisalign® trays when necessary, the patient will want to keep them in as much as possible. The longer the patient does not wear the trays for, the longer the entire process will take. Patients need to remove the aligner trays when eating and to brush the teeth.
Patients can also remove the aligner trays to play in a sports game, give a presentation, go on a date, or while taking a photo. It is important to at least rinse the mouth after eating to keep food from getting caught in the teeth.
Since we do not need to adjust Invisalign® aligners at our office as one might need to adjust braces, patients do not need to make as many checkup appointments. In fact, by customizing the aligner trays, we do not need to have the patient come in for regular orthodontic checkups.
The patient will be able to continue through each aligner tray and follow a schedule with no surprises. By following the schedule, the patient’s teeth will continue to move into the proper position without pain.
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