Invisalign® the invisible, comfortable, and removable way for teens and adults to straighten their teeth
You can turn over a new leaf when it comes to the appearance of your smile! Invisalign® has, through the decades, evolved to treat a wide range of patients successfully. Treatment may be on the horizon if you are a teen or adult and if your teeth have mild crowding or more complex bite-related issues.
When Invisalign® at New Leaf Dental in Meridian, Idaho, is in your future, this alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment not only boosts the aesthetics of your smile. But it also provides many oral health and functional benefits; for instance, straight and evenly-spaced teeth are easier to clean. Good, consistent oral hygiene helps to keep destructive tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Plus, patients appreciate that straightening their teeth with Invisalign® is a comfortable, hassle-free experience.
What makes Invisalign® different
Invisalign® uses a series of oral appliances fitted to your mouth’s unique specifications to reposition the teeth gradually. These appliances, or aligner trays, are made from transparent, smooth, proprietary thermoplastic. They are designed to be nearly invisible in your smile and fit comfortably without rubbing against the insides of your mouth. Furthermore, they are removable!
Braces are “fixed.” Your dentist or orthodontist can only remove them. They use a system of brackets, wires, and bands to reposition teeth incrementally. As the dentist adjusts your braces, treatment moves forward. The braces are made from metals such as stainless steel and have traditionally been silver in color.
The ease of Invisalign®
During your Invisalign® consultation, your dentist will use advanced diagnostics to take images of your teeth and mouth. Invisalign® software transforms these images into a 3-dimensional model. You may view this model on a monitor alongside your dentist. Our patients love that we can show them exactly how their teeth will move throughout treatment. They can even see how their smile will look post-treatment – the ultimate in “try before you buy!”
This precise information is then used to make the aligner trays. Wear the trays as directed by your dentist:
- For at least 20 hours each day
- Only remove them for cleaning and eating (so you can enjoy your meals and brush and floss effectively)
- Move on to the next tray in the series after around two weeks
Failure to wear the trays in the correct order or for the minimum time each day can delay your stunning results. We encourage you to contact us today at (208) 896-2284. Our office is located in Meridian and proudly serves Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Mountain Home, Middleton, Star, and the surrounding area.