For many years, cumbersome braces were the only way to get the straight, happy smile you want. With Invisalign nearly invisible plastic aligners, you're the only one who knows you're working towards a better smile.
Using digital technology, the Invisalign system creates a complete model of your teeth. You and your dentist will use this model to make a plan for your smile. The system then breaks that plan down into a long series of intermediary steps and creates an aligner for each one. Your aligners are crafted from medical grade plastic and with the proper care will remain clear through the treatment process.
Best of all, your dentist can provide several of the aligners at once, allowing you to complete the process with a minimum of visits to our Mansfield dentist office. You will swap out the aligners at home every two weeks. No more painful "adjustment" appointments required.
At Mansfield Dental Center, our team is ready to start you on your journey to a straighter smile. Call today to learn if Invisalign offers the perfect solution for your needs.
Invisalign can treat a wide range of alignment concerns. Call Mansfield Dental Center to discuss options solving any of these common concerns:
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For nearly 20 years ago, Invisalign has revolutionized how patients approach orthodontics. Here are some common concerns about the process
Some patients experience pain and discomfort with their first aligner, or for a short time after each new aligner. Usually, this pain with fade as you become accustomed to the process.
You aligners are designed to fit very snugly over your teeth. They may feel a little strange at first, but this will soon fade. You may have a slight lisp for the first few days.
The Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of braces but without the hassle and discomfort. Check with your insurance provider for more information.
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When you first visit our Mansfield dentist office, you and your doctor will create a smile plan for you or your teen. Together, you'll decide on a timeline and results that meet your expectations. Once you approve this plan, the Invisalign lab will start crafting your first set of aligners.
Every set of aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours a day to yield the best results. Remove them only for eating, drinking, and your oral hygiene routine.
Some discomfort is normal when you're adjusting to the aligners. Your teeth may feel a bit looser and may move a bit. This is all a regular part of the alignment process. As your teeth shift, the surrounding tissue is healing and reforming, creating your new smile. If the pain seems severe or is lingering for a long time, consult Mansfield Dental Center.
One of the best advantages of Invisalign is that ability to eat or drink anything you like during the process. Avoid drinking and smoking while wearing your aligners, as this will stain the plastic. Remove them before eating or chewing gum. Be sure to remember to replace them immediately afterward.
While every patient's journey is different, on average, the Invisalign process takes 12-18 months, but you'll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Your doctor may recommend using a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their original configuration. There are many options for retainers available, including new nearly invisible systems similar to your aligners. Whit time, you may be able to reduce your retainer usage until you only wear them while sleeping.