If you need to straighten your teeth, but you’re not interested in the traditional metal braces, there is an increasingly popular alternative called Invisalign® clear aligners. Dr. Travis Howard at Paola Family Dentistry offers Invisalign services to patients in Paola, Kansas in Miami County.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic. Unlike traditional metal or clear braces that are cemented or bonded in place, Invisalign offers clear aligners that are completely removable. This makes them versatile and flexible so you can enjoy your day-to-day activities such as eating or brushing. Some other advantages of the Invisalign system include:
Invisalign technology works the same way that traditional braces do: by applying a controlled force to the teeth and moving them into a better position. Specialty computer software helps the team at Paola Family Dentistry design a plan for moving your teeth back into proper alignment. This movement will be broken down into several steps. At each step, you will receive two plastic mouth “trays” or “aligners,” one for your top teeth and one for the bottom. These should be worn for two weeks, at a minimum of twenty hours per day. You will then move on to the next set of aligners in your series to accomplish the next stage of gradual movement until your teeth are correctly aligned.
One of the main advantages of the Invisalign system is the flexibility that allows for the trays to be removed and cleaned. You’ll need to brush your teeth after every meal or snack so that food and plaque do not get trapped in the aligners. The aligners should also be cleaned on a regular basis. You can do this by brushing them and then rinsing them with lukewarm water. In order to maintain the benefits of your new smile, you’ll want to be sure to wear your retainers exactly as prescribed after your treatment is completed.
To find out whether Invisalign is right for you, call or book online today to schedule a consultation.
At Paola Family Dentistry, we accept most major PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) insurances. We will file all PPO insurance claims as a courtesy to you, and all applicable copays and deductibles will be owed at the time of service. This is a list of some of the major insurances we accept. If you do not see your PPO insurance listed here, please feel free to call our office to confirm. Even if we are not contracted with your PPO insurance, we will still file the claim for you! If you do not have insurance, or your insurance is not a PPO plan, check out our Dental Membership Solution! Please Note: For Cigna, we only accept Cigna DPPO.
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