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Straightening Smiles with Invisalign® in Kent

A beautiful and straight smile is a valuable commodity. It can give you confidence in both social and professional settings. Of course, most people are not born with perfectly straight teeth. They wear braces to get that straight smile. However, some people are hesitant to have a mouthful of metal even temporarily. Fortunately, there is an alternative. With Invisalign, Kent dentists Dr. Hainer and Dr. Dhaliwal provide orthodontic treatment that is effective and discreet.

Invisalign is Different

Unlike traditional braces that require attaching metal brackets to your teeth that hold arch wires in place, Invisalign is metal-free. Instead, Invisalign uses a sequentially organized system of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into their proper position. The aligners fit snuggly over your teeth and slip in and out of your mouth similarly to a mouthguard.

Removable Braces with Invisalign

Because your Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t have to worry about what you’d like to eat. You can enjoy all the foods that you normally have without the concern of breaking or displacing a bracket. Foods that are typically off-limits with traditional braces—popcorn, fresh carrots, sugar-free gum and chewy candy—are perfectly fine.

In addition, you’ll be able to maintain your normal at-home oral hygiene routine. Proper brushing and flossing with traditional braces can be quite time-consuming in order to do a good job. With Invisalign, you simply remove your clear braces and brush and floss as usual.

In Kent, Invisalign Creates Smiles

Dr. Hainer or Dr. Dhaliwal will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This orthodontic system can be used to correct a number of smile flaws including rotated (crooked) teeth; an overbite, under bite, or cross bite; an overjet; and even teeth that are irregularly spaced.

Your dentist will work hand-in-hand with Invisalign to develop a series of aligners that are created just for your smile’s needs. Each set of aligners—one for the top arch of teeth and one for the bottom—brings you one step closer to the straight smile you want. All you have to do is wear your aligners every day for about 22 hours each day. With this consistency, your treatment time will remain on schedule. And while everyone is different, most people complete their course of orthodontic treatment within a year or two.

After you’ve worn your last set of Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear retainers for some time. Dentists like to say that teeth have memory, and therefore have a tendency to want to move back to their original positions. Wearing retainers helps keep them in proper alignment.

Call Complete Dental Care

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, contact Complete Dental Care. We’ll be happy to let you know if Invisalign is right for you.