Invisalign is often the preferred orthodontic treatment for teens and adults because it offers a discreet way to get a straighter smile. Using a series of clear plastic aligner trays, the teeth are moved into their correct positon. In addition to a less noticeable treatment, the treatment time is often shorter when compared to traditional braces. However, with the proven success of traditional metal braces, many are left wondering if Invisalign produces the same quality results. As your dentist for Invisalign in Mankato, we have everything you need to know about treatment using this alternative to traditional braces.
Benefit from Invisalign in Mankato
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear plastic aligner trays. We create a series of trays that are custom-made for your unique needs to move your teeth into their correct alignment. Each tray in the series is worn for about 2 weeks, at which point you switch to the next tray. As you move on to each new tray, your teeth will gradually begin to shift into a straighter position. Treatment length will depend on your individual case.
Many have come to prefer Invisalign due to the nearly invisible appearance of the trays. Not to mention, since wires or brackets aren’t used to move the teeth, there is no need for wax to cover up sharp points in the mouth. Overall, treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable and convenient when compared to conventional braces, while giving you the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Is Invisalign Effective?
Invisalign is effective for correcting minor alignment issues. However, if you have severe alignment issues and bite complications, traditional braces will give you better result. But, for those who have minor crowding and gap issues, Invisalign is effective for moving the teeth into their correct positions. You’ll get an amazing new smile in less time (in most cases) of that required using metal braces, and without the unsightly appearance of wires and brackets.
Once your treatment is complete using Invisalign, you will need a retainer to prevent the teeth from moving back into their previous positions. A retainer is needed with traditional braces as well. Our Invisalign retainers are also clear and mimic the aligners. After short period of time wearing them throughout the day, you will be able to wear them only at night, keeping your straight teeth in their correct position.
Your Mankato Dentist for Invisalign
James J. Kalina, DDS is a Mankato dentist who offers the clear benefits of Invisalign for a straighter smile. Using the FDA approved treatment, he’ll give you a straighter smile using the transparent, removable trays. Using the state-of-the-art technology, you’ll benefit from increased comfort and convenience as he works to reposition your teeth. With the aid of 3D computer imaging, he’ll create a comprehensive treatment plan with the customized trays to give you a beautiful new smile.
If you’re ready for a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces, call Dr. Kalina today at (507) 489-4533 to schedule a consultation. With Invisalign in Mankato and Dr. Kalina by your side, you’ll have a straighter, more attractive smile with the best orthodontic treatment.