Do you have crooked teeth but don’t want to wear metal braces? Clear Invisalign aligners offer a great alternative to traditional braces. These clear aligners are discreet, simple to remove, and often more comfortable than traditional braces. Dr. Jordan Morris offers Invisalign for teenagers and adults in Sahuarita, AZ. Cosmetic dental care with Invisalign can straighten teeth and prevent problems caused by crooked teeth, including overcrowding and decay.
Treatment with Invisalign
Before treatment, we take dental x-rays and images of the smile to map out how the teeth shift with Invisalign treatment. Then, we begin Invisalign treatment by taking dental impressions. Our team sends these impressions to a dental lab, creating a series of clear aligners.
Patients will wear the Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day, even during sleep, to gradually shift teeth into a straighter position. Additionally, patients will switch out the aligners every two weeks and, over time, will notice that each new aligner set shifts their teeth.
Gradually adding pressure to the teeth with these aligners can fix mild or moderate orthodontic issues. Some patients also benefit from attachments bonded to specific problem teeth. Invisalign attachments pressure certain areas of the smile to encourage movement.
After you complete the Invisalign treatment, we will provide a retainer. Retainers prevent orthodontic relapse, ensuring your teeth stay straight and don’t shift. Patients not consistently wear their retainers can experience tooth gaps and crowding.
Do you have questions about the Invisalign treatment? Read answers to commonly asked questions to learn more:
Is Invisalign painful?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign often offers a more comfortable alternative. Orthodontists tighten and add new wires during regular visits, irritating the gum tissue. Invisalign aligners do not use materials that typically irritate or injure the gums. The aligners use clear plastic that conforms to the teeth.
Do you wear Invisalign aligners during sleep?
You need to wear Invisalign aligners 22 hours a day, only removing the aligners to eat and drink. If you clench and grind your teeth at night, you will require TMJ treatment to ensure you do not damage your aligners. We do not recommend Invisalign for TMD patients.
Does Invisalign address tooth gaps?
Yes, Invisalign can close gaps between teeth. Invisalign can easily close smaller tooth gaps, while bigger gaps can take longer. We will examine your smile to determine if you solely require Invisalign treatment to fix tooth gaps.
How do you clean Invisalign aligners?
Clean your teeth and Invisalign aligners before placing them back on your teeth. You can brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and liquid soap. Do not use hot water, as this can warp your trays.
Straighten Teeth Today
Are you interested in Invisalign treatment? Contact Dr. Morris today by calling 520.412.9162. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Morris online. Please let us know if you have current dental concerns or questions about treatment. We’re here to help you on your oral health journey.