Invisalign® / Invisalign Teen
Milde Family Orthodontics is a Certified Invisalign® Provider
Invisalign® is a system that many people are now familiar with due to its widespread use in dental offices. This method of correcting misalignment was developed specifically for the person who wants to gain a straighter, more attractive smile without having to wear metal braces. We realize this is nearly everyone!
While there are numerous benefits to Invisalign®, this method is not right for every patient. Finding out if Invisalign® would work for your situation is easy. Just call us in San Luis Obispo or Los Osos and schedule your complementary consultation with Dr. Milde.
The way Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen work
The Invisalign® orthodontic program is based on a series of clear plastic aligners. While simplistic in design, the science behind this system is quite sophisticated. Aligners are made in a state-of-the-art laboratory in which images are transformed into a virtual animation that shows us, and you, the step-by-step progression of correction before you ever begin your course of treatment.
When you choose Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth, you agree to a protocol in which you must wear aligners 22 hours each day. Everything about this system has been designed for comfort and convenience, so daily wear should not feel like a burden. When you want to eat, simply remove aligners and place them in a safe location or container. Brushing and flossing are simplified with the Invisalign® system. After removing aligners to eat or take care of your teeth rinse them in cool water and reinsert them. It's that simple.
The proper wear of aligners is a key factor in the success of your treatment. Most people complete their program in 9 to 15 months. Inconsistent wear can increase the total length of treatment.
Why Invisalign® is a preferred method of orthodontic care
Patients of all ages ask us about Invisalign® for their smiles. We understand why. With Invisalign®, the entire process of straightening teeth is more comfortable, convenient, and discreet. Some of the benefits of this clear aligner method include:
- Aligners are virtually invisible in the smile.
- No brackets or wires cover teeth.
- The curve of aligners around teeth eliminates the risk of tissue damage from sharp corners.
- Time in the dental chair is limited with aligners. Just switch to a new set every two weeks and visit us periodically so we can check your progress.
- With no obstacles in the way, brushing and flossing are more successful. Thus, oral health is better preserved throughout the treatment.
- Clear plastic aligners let you observe the transformation of your smile!
We are happy to offer several orthodontic systems to our patients. To see if Invisalign® is the right method for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Milde in our San Luis Obispo or Los Osos office.