If you didn’t have to deal with braces in high school, you may have considered yourself lucky at the time. However, as you grow older you realize the importance of having a straight, beautiful smile – especially if you work in a professional setting.
But working in a setting like that, or just going about life in general as an adult with braces, can be a big challenge for those who are self-conscious of their appearance.
This is where Invisalign can help change your smile – and do it without anyone noticing.
Invisalign is a process for straightening teeth that uses clear, nearly invisible (hence the name “Invisalign”) retainers to move your teeth into the correct place over a series of months – usually the same time period as you would wear braces.
If you have other serious orthodontic issues (overbites, crowded teeth, too much space between your teeth, etc.) then you’ll need more formal orthodontic treatment before you can undergo Invisalign. However, if your teeth are in good shape – and Dr. McKinnon will be able to tell you if they are – then you’ll be able to start Invisalign quickly.
A series of clear plastic retainers will be made based off a mold of your mouth, and you’ll wear each retainer for two weeks before switching to the next one. You’ll only take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
We’re happy to offer this service to our patients here at McKinnon Dental. If you think Invisalign is for you, or you want more information, don’t hesitate to call us today at 920-739-1181.