St. Paul Dentistry Discusses the Benefits of Invisalign

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Jul 12, 2011

You no longer need to endure the inconvenience and discomfort of traditional metal braces to have beautifully aligned teeth. More and more people are finding a convenient, discomfort-free and nearly invisible solution with Invisalign™ aligners.

What are the advantages of using  Invisalign™ aligners?

  • Easy Treatment Plan: X-rays are taken to create a 3-d digital image. A series of custom-made aligners are then created specifically for you. You’ll change to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks in the privacy of your home. Every time you change aligners you will be able to see the difference! You will visit our Minneapolis Dentist Office every six weeks so we can monitor your progress.
  • Convenient: Wear your aligners throughout the day, removing them to eat. You are not restricted as to the foods you eat and you don’t have the worry of food getting stuck in wires and brackets. Since Invisalign™ aligners are nearly invisible; most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
  • Easily removable: Continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Your aligners can simply be brushed and rinsed in lukewarm water.
  • Adaptable to your active lifestyle: If you’re involved in contact sports, you don’t have to worry about the discomfort of metal braces and wires that can poke and irritate your mouth. The comfortable BPA-free plastic won’t cause any irritation. In fact, Invisalign™ aligners are easily removed, enabling you to wear a protective mouth guard if necessary.
How long does the entire process take?

While every case is unique to each patient, Invisalign™ treatment usually takes about a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces, but since your teeth won’t be covered by wires and brackets, you’ll be able to see improvement much sooner. Contact St. Paul Highland Park Dentist for a free consultation to evaluate your individual situation.