Invisalign – Oshkosh, WI
Discreet, Fast, and Effective Treatment
Metal brackets and wires were once the only orthodontic solution available to individuals looking to straighten their smiles. Fortunately, Invisalign in Oshkosh offers patients a clear alternative that produces faster results. At Oshkosh Complete Dentistry, Dr. Heil and our team of experts can provide you with customized aligners designed to produce predictable results, offer greater comfort, and ensure optimal flexibility throughout treatment. To learn if you are an eligible candidate, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign clear aligners are crafted using SmartTrack material that ensures a more comfortable fit while applying the appropriate amount of pressure to your teeth to ensure they shift in the right direction. These trays are discreet and capable of addressing overcrowding, gapped teeth, and misaligned bites. When worn the recommended 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks at a time, you will discover your teeth becoming more properly aligned. As long as you swap out your trays for the next set in the series according to the timeline provided, you will experience no delays and enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile in less time.
Indications for Invisalign
As one of the most versatile orthodontic treatments available today, Invisalign can fix a variety of problems, including:
Crowded teeth are a common occurrence, and it can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath if left untreated. Because flossing and brushing are difficult when teeth overlap, Invisalign can help these teeth shift and create ample space or optimal oral health.
Gaps Between Teeth
If you suffer from an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, Invisalign can bring your smile back into alignment and decrease the possibility of chronic jaw pain and excessive wear and tear on your tooth enamel.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Faster results as opposed to 2-3 years with traditional braces
- Enhanced aesthetics and increased confidence because of a healthier, more perfectly aligned smile
- An easy-to-clean solution that only requires lukewarm water, clear soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush
- A way to improve your smile without compromising your daily appearance
- The opportunity to eat what you want
- Minimal irritation to your soft oral tissues because there are no metal brackets or wires
- A discreet way to receive orthodontic treatment
- Decreased risk of tooth decay or gum disease
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
The cost associated with your Invisalign treatment is often the result of various factors Dr. Heil and our team will consider. To give you the most accurate figure during your consultation, we will first need to determine:
- The severity of your case (i.e., overcrowding, gapped teeth, misaligned bite)
- How many aligners you will need to achieve lasting results
- Whether you will be required to wear a top or bottom aligner, or both
- Any pre-Invisalign dental work (i.e., tooth extraction, periodontal therapy)
- The retainer you will be required to wear when finished with treatment
Most insurance companies will agree to pay at least a portion of the overall cost. Our team will be here to file any necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf as well as discuss financing options should you need it for any remaining balance.
Now you know a bit more about how Invisalign in Oshkosh works, the benefits this orthodontic treatment comes with, and who is a good fit. While reading over all this information is a great first step in determining if clear braces are right for you, it’s natural to still have a few questions on your mind. That’s why we’ve taken the time to respond to some of the most frequently asked ones below! If you can’t find the answer you are looking for or would simply prefer to speak directly with our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?
To speak clearly, your tongue makes a series of distinct movements against the back of your teeth. So, when you initially put your clear aligners in, it’s normal to experience a slight lisp. However, many patients adjust to their trays seamlessly. Those that do have a bit of a learning curve can expedite the process by reading aloud and practicing the more difficult words repeatedly.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The answer to this question really depends on the issues you are looking to address. For example, correcting minor misalignment can take as little as six months. More complex cases on the other hand, like severe crowding, can take 18 months. So, while Invisalign’s average treatment timeline is only 12 months, it is always a good idea to schedule an initial consultation to learn how long the clear aligners need to deliver your smile goals.
How Do I Care For My Invisalign Aligners?
One of the biggest perks of opting for Invisalign is that the aligners are incredibly discreet. However, if you neglect to care for them properly, then their once clear appearance can take on a yellow, discolored look. To prevent that from happening, make sure to rinse them after you remove them from your mouth and again before putting them back in. Cleaning them daily with an Invisalign-friendly cleaner and toothbrush is also recommended. And, of course, always take them out when you are eating, drinking, or completing your oral hygiene routine.
What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?
If you accidentally misplace your aligners, don’t panic. After all, a frantic mind won’t help you find them any quicker! Instead, calmly retrace your steps, paying special attention to the small nooks and crannies that they could’ve fallen into. Once you’ve confirmed they are lost, contact our office. From there, we can provide you with the next best steps to ensure your treatment isn’t compromised. Under no circumstances should you attempt to remedy the situation on your own by wearing a previous set of trays or moving onto the next phase of treatment early.
If you are ready to enjoy a discreet, fast, effective treatment with Invisalign, we are here to help! Get in touch with our team to schedule your initial consultation. From there, you’ll be another step closer to your new and improved smile.
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