More people are learning the great importance of the smile. It is through our smiles that we do a lot of communicating. Our teeth are front and center for everyone to see. If you do not like what you see when you look in the mirror, how do you feel about showing your smile to others?
The fact is most of us realize that the appearance of our teeth has an enormous impact on our overall appearance. Still, there are many adults who avoid correcting the very problem that plagues their self-esteem because they do not like the thought of having metal brackets and wires covering their smile for up to three years.
Although Dr. Koppikar is careful to recommend orthodontic treatment based on need, Biltmore Dental Center offers both conventional braces and Invisalign clear aligner braces. Invisalign is the most modern method of straightening teeth to date, based on the latest research and advanced technology. Though there is a great deal of complex engineering behind Invisalign, the process the patient goes through is quite simple.
Invisalign treatment begins with a thorough consultation phase in which your dentist will take digital x-rays and specialized imaging that will produce a 3D image of the mouth. Records are sent to the Invisalign lab, where ClinCheck software plans out the entire course of treatment, one aligner at a time. Before aligners are made, however, a treatment plan is returned to your dentist, who shares the details with you. Aligners are crafted after final approval from you and your dentist.
Completing your Invisalign treatment plan with your Phoenix certified provider is the simplest of the entire process. You will be supplied with a series of aligner trays. The exact number of aligners varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of misalignment and the precise movements that need to be accomplished. An estimated treatment time is devised based on prescribed wear, which is about 22 out of 24 hours. Failure to wear aligners as directed can result in an extended treatment time.
The beauty of Invisalign is that your life is barely impacted as you go through treatment. No one will be able to tell you are straightening your teeth because aligners are so clear and discreet. Your diet can remain exactly the same because you simply remove your aligners during meals. Oral hygiene, as well, is virtually unchanged during Invisalign treatment, because aligners are removed for unimpeded brushing and flossing. The only addition to oral hygiene is that aligners should be rinsed with cool water before replacing them after meals or oral hygiene.
You deserve to have a smile you are proud to share. With Invisalign, you don’t have to wait until the completion of treatment to show a dazzling smile! Contact Biltmore Dental Center for your consultation with Dr. Koppikar.