Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign
Do you want straight, even teeth but don’t want to wear metal in your mouth? Invisalign may be the answer for you. Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. With Dr. Calvert’s 30 years of expertise and knowledge of the dynamics of moving teeth in just the right way, you can feel confident that you will receive the best smile possible with Sun Valley Smile Designs and Invisalign.
Invisalign is great for mild to moderate misalignment issues like:
- Open bite
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
Benefits of Invisalign
- Clear. The aligners are virtually invisible, so no one needs to know that you’re getting dental work done. You can wear your Invisalign aligners to school, work and special events without attracting attention from others.
- Comfortable. Invisalign aligners are made of soft plastic. No need to worry about getting cuts or bruises accidentally or trapping food in your braces.
- Convenient. Invisalign is removable and easy to wear. Take it off when you need to eat, drink, brush or floss. Although detachable, the system is still an effective solution to teeth misalignments as long as you wear the aligners as directed.
Besides convenience and superior aesthetics, Invisalign also prevents root resorption, enamel scouring and decalcification.
Unlike conventional braces, you take your aligners out while you eat. Depending on the condition of your teeth, you may wear as few as 12 sets of aligners or as many as 48 during the course of treatment. Each set is worn for approximately 2 weeks. Dr. Calvert will check regularly to make sure the aligners are working as they should.
Interested in straightening your teeth without anyone knowing? Dr. John Calvert of Sun Valley Smile Designs is certified in Invisalign treatment. Dr. Calvert has extensive experience in treating bite imbalance, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and head and neck pain. To set up a consultation, contact Dr. Calvert at 208-471-8770 or use our convenient online form.
Did you know…
wearing Invisalign is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt for this system not only because it is discreet, but also because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods that could damage braces. This is because the Invisalign system is free of braces and brackets, instead opting for a removable tray that can be taken out prior to meals. Also, Invisalign fits well into busy Ketchum adult schedules, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign could be the solution for you. Visit your Ketchum Invisalign dentist for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.
What should I expect during my Invisalign treatment?
You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Invisalign treatments in Ketchum are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within six to 18 months. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.
Will I need any post-treatment care?
Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer at night during sleep to help protect your new smile. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.