At the dental practice of Dental Creations, our team in Tulsa, Oklahoma is happy to address problems with your smile using an orthodontic alternative to braces called Invisalign®. Invisalign is an effective, popular alignment system that overcomes crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and teeth with gaps.
Invisalign accomplishes this without using brackets and wires, and instead, relies on a series of clear, discreet plastic trays which are computer generated and customized to your unique needs. The trays are created to gradually shift the teeth into position. Your part in the process is diligently wearing the trays as scheduled and switching them out to the next tray in the series every two weeks or so as designated by our dentist.
Because Invisalign aligner trays are removable, they have two distinct advantages over traditional braces that rely on metal brackets and wires to align the teeth–you can eat your normal diet and clean your teeth as usual. This allows you to consume the diet you need for a healthy smile. Foods like raw vegetables and lean meats like steak that are often difficult to chew when you have metal wires and brackets and don’t want to accidentally harm them. With the aligner trays, you just take them out to eat and remember to put them back in after you eat, especially if you are away from home.
When it comes to cleaning your teeth, your brushing and flossing routine doesn’t have to be altered with the Invisalign system. Since you take them out, you can clean between teeth and along the gumline without worrying about harming the aligners like you might with brackets and wires. Keeping your smile free from harmful plaque is easier than ever with Invisalign versus cleaning around traditional braces.
With Invisalign in your corner, you don’t have to leave problems with your smile unaddressed just because you can’t wear braces. To find out if Invisalign is right for your needs, please call us today at 918-307-0307 and schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Chadwick Webster. We are excited to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted!