Invisalign® in Jackson, MI
For some people, crooked teeth are more than unattractive because they can interfere with how well they speak or chew food. Fortunately, our dentists at Iocca Family Dentistry can straighten teeth with braces or clear aligners. For adults with mild to moderately crooked teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are great for discreet smile straightening.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Many adults are aware of how metal braces straighten teeth. If they didn’t have direct experience with them, then they knew someone who had them when they were young. Clear aligners work similarly by using the pressure of tighter aligners to move teeth into position.
Invisalign in Jackson, MI sends users two weeks of aligners, and each aligner is tighter than the last one. The pressure of the aligners allows them to move teeth approximately 1/10mm each day because users wear a new aligner every day.
With the continual movement of your teeth, it only takes a few weeks to a few months to straighten them with these aligners because they are custom-made for each wearer. It can take up to two years to move teeth into their correct positions if you wear metal braces.
After consulting our dentists near you about straightening your teeth, they will determine if Invisalign near you are a good solution for your teeth. If it is, then digital images are taken of your teeth and sent to the company to manufacture your aligners.
In about four weeks, you should receive your first set, which is the first two weeks of your treatment. One of our dentists in Jackson, MI will instruct you how to slip them on your teeth and how long to wear them. Unlike braces that you cannot remove, you can take off clear aligners for about two to four hours to eat, brush your teeth, take a nap, or play contact sports.
When you’re about out of your aligners, you will contact our dentists, and they will order your next set. Before you leave with the set, our dentists at Iocca Family Dentistry will check and measure your teeth to make sure they are moving into position.
If you want straighter teeth without wearing braces, book an appointment for an evaluation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.