Having well aligned teeth is not just to make you look good — although that is nice! It is about dental health, ease of maintenance, periodontal disease prevention, and minimizing the excessive wear and tear that poorly positioned teeth often experience. Invisalign® clear aligners are created from molds or scans of your mouth, where your teeth are virtually moved in the software. Once our dentists and team have designed and approved of the plan, a series of trays are milled that incrementally move your teeth into the desired position. Each aligner tray is worn for two weeks, and we typically see patients every six weeks to monitor their progress. At the end of treatment, retainers are fabricated that you must wear to maintain your tooth position and your beautiful new smile!
Some of the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners are:
- Discreet, thin plastic aligners that are relatively comfortable to wear
- Easy to remove
- Cosmetically superior to traditional braces
- Less painful than traditional braces
Perhaps the biggest benefit of Invisalign treatment, however, is being able to continue living your life without interruption. Because of their nearly invisible nature, you can smile and socialize without anxiety, even taking out your aligners for important photos or occasions. And this applies to your diet as well! Being able to take out your aligners for meals means no dietary restrictions, letting you enjoy popcorn, apples, chewy candy and anything else while you straighten your smile in style! Just make sure you keep your aligners in their case whenever you take them out and clean them often to make sure they do not become cloudy or gray.
At Kik Dental, Dr. Scott Morrell is pleased to be a preferred provider for Invisalign clear aligners in Boise, Idaho. If you want to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces, call our office at 208-342-3440 to schedule a consultation and see if Invisalign treatment is right for you.