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Straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatment can seem like a big undertaking. However, if you wish there was a way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces, you may benefit from Invisalign. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth and correct your bite without the rest of the world knowing thanks to its clear aligner trays. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Michael Babcock, Dr. Tom Morgan at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN.
How does Invisalign work?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not use metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth. Invisalign’s design uses plastic aligner trays to move the teeth little by little into their final positions. The trays come in a series, the number of which depends on the severity of the condition. Patients wear each tray in the series, one after the other, for about two weeks each until the end of treatment. In some cases, small, tooth-colored bumps placed onto the teeth help the trays apply less or more pressure to certain areas of the teeth to pinpoint the route in which the teeth will move.
Can Invisalign help my smile?
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, including:
- crooked or misaligned teeth
- under crowding
- uneven teeth
Invisalign Treatment in Prior Lake, MN
While traditional metal braces force you to sacrifice your look, Invisalign’s clear aligner trays allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly. The trays, custom-made from comfortable plastic especially for your teeth, fit into your mouth exactly, becoming almost invisible while worn. Patients remove the trays to brush their teeth and eat, eliminating the need to add extra steps to your oral care routine or avoid certain foods that would damage or break traditional metal braces.
If you think Invisalign is for you, you should consult with your orthodontist to determine if this is the best course of treatment for your teeth. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Michael Babcock, Dr. Tom Morgan at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN. Call (952) 447-4611 to schedule your appointment with your orthodontist today!