Your First Visit
During your first visit to our office, our dentist will conduct a dental exam. The purpose of the exam is to review the status of your current oral health and to resolve any possible dental problems before our dentist initiates your treatment. Once an examination has been conducted, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to make your Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is not suitable for children, nor for patients with severe dental issues and sensitivity issues.
The duration of Invisalign depends on the severity of your case.
Ease of Maintenance
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. Our dentist will suggest cleaning them as often as you clean your teeth. To clean them, you can simply run them under warm water and brush them with your toothpaste and toothbrush once a day.
Invisalign is made of BPA-free plastic and does not contain any plasticizers or other dangerous toxins that can be released into your mouth.
Many of our patients choose Invisalign because its aligners are transparent. The aligners are made of medical grade plastic components, allowing your orthodontic treatment to stay discreet. Although they are transparent, they will still be somewhat noticeable to someone in close proximity to you.
Invisalign aligners are the only alternative to traditional braces that can be removed at your convenience. Although our dentist will recommend wearing them as much as possible throughout your treatment, it is nice to be able to remove them for a special event or for eating and drinking.
Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will suggest wearing a retainer. A retainer will prevent your teeth from shifting into their original, uncorrected position.
To schedule an appointment for Invisalign, call or come by our office today! Our dentist and team at AA Dental Care in Quincy, Illinois are here to answer any questions you may have.