Invisalign Specialist

Legacy Dental Care

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Ballwin, MO

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. That’s why Legacy Dental Care in Ballwin, Missouri, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Legacy Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q&A

Legacy Dental Care

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

More and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Legacy Dental Care for a consultation.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. She might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3-D images of them using a digital scanner. With these, your dentist will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After this step, your dentist will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. New aligners may be made as your teeth begin to shift. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Legacy Dental Care to talk about Invisalign.