Misaligned teeth expose your mouth to the challenges of gum disease, tooth decay, jaw joint dysfunction and more. Poor self-esteem can develop, too, but few adults want to wear obvious metal braces to correct orthodontic problems. Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners from dentist Dr. Randy Fagan in Broken Arrow's, straightens many smile issues discreetly, making them a great choice for teens and adults.
The purpose of orthodontics
Straightening a crooked smile is much like correcting the foundation of a house. When footings are level, straight and without defect, the house looks good, functions well and has that curbside appeal.
So, if your dentist in Broken Arrow sees smile alignment defects, he may advise correction with Invisalign. Invisalign aligners move teeth into better positions so patients are healthier, looking and feeling their best. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says people with straight smiles have more confidence in both social and professional situations.
What is Invisalign?
After a comprehensive orthodontic exam with Dr. Fagan, many patients choose Invisalign aligners. These thin, custom-made aligner pairs move teeth quickly into optimal positions. Made from patented SmartTrack acrylic, these removable appliances are so thin and clear, no one notices you wear them--a distinct advantage over conventional braces.
Of course, traditional orthodontia is the choice for complex tooth and jaw alignment cases. However, mild to moderate problems respond well to correction with Invisalign. These issues include:
- Open bite
- Protruding front teeth
Life as an Invisalign patient
The Invisalign lab produces a series of upper and lower aligners customized just for you. You wear the 18 to 30 pairs in sequence, according to the plan Dr. Fagan formulates. Each pair accomplishes a specific task, and as you move through your plan, you'll see your smile change. On average, patients wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day and complete treatment in a year on average.
Throughout, you'll enjoy how smooth and comfortable your aligners are. You remove them to floss, brush, and eat your meals and snacks. You check in with Dr. Fagan once a month and receive your next aligner pairs. When you complete treatment, you'll wear a retainer to keep your teeth aligned.
It all happens discreetly
Actually, only you and your dentist need to know you're undergoing treatment with Invisalign. If you'd like to know more about this innovation orthodontic system, please contact Dr. Randy Fagan's office team. You'll learn all the details at an Invisalign consultation. Call us at (918) 455-6406.