Do you wish for straighter teeth but don't like the idea of wearing metal braces? Invisalign treatment avoids the need for a fixed appliance while still moving your teeth using a series of removable aligners. These aligners are made from clear plastic, making them harder to notice in the mouth and more discreet.
These invisible braces can be used to address mild to moderate orthodontic problems based on your individual's needs. We will examine your mouth and recommend the best treatment to help you attain a beautifully aligned smile.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign are custom-made plastic aligners that gradually straighten teeth without the need for metal brackets or wires. These clear braces are removable and will not interfere with eating, speaking, or brushing your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatments
- The clear aligners are practically invisible when worn and work by not disturbing your appearance or self-confidence.
- The aligners can be removed when performing your oral functions but must be worn for at least twenty hours a day.
- They allow you to eat your favorite foods as long as you maintain good oral health.
- They require fewer office visits as compared to braces.
The Invisalign Procedure
Dr. Jacob Robichaux will first give you a complete orthodontic assessment to determine your suitability for the Invisalign treatment. We will take digital scans and X-rays of your mouth to help plan your treatment.
We will scan the 3D impressions of your teeth using Invisalign software. This will help plan your treatment and determine the number of aligner sets needed. At this stage, we can show the visualization of your final smile appearance if you follow our treatment plan. The impressions will be mailed to the Invisalign provider to fabricate the aligners.
On your next visit, we will provide the complete set of aligners that should be worn in a sequence. We will demonstrate how to wear and remove them safely. Each aligner set must be worn for approximately a 14 days.
We will schedule your follow-up dental check-ups every four to six weeks to monitor your progress. After your Invisalign process has been completed, you will need to wear a retainer at night to keep the teeth straight.
To learn more about our Invisalign treatments, visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.