Invisalign® Straight Smiles That Last
- June 10, 2022
Dr. Emily Willett and our Lincoln Orthodontics experienced team is the right choice when it comes to Invisalign® and orthodontic care in Lincoln, NE, and surrounding areas. We hold ourselves to the highest standards to make sure our patients receive the best care and orthodontic experience possible. When you come to Lincoln Orthodontics you’ll see a team full of knowledge who will be honest, kind, and enthusiastic about you and your smile. If you’re wondering if Invisalign® is right for you, let’s talk about it!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a different form of orthodontic care to get the smile that you’re looking for. The name is a hint to what you get, Invisalign® is a set of clear plastic retainers that look as though there’s nothing on your teeth while they’re working on achieving your smile goals. Invisalign is just one type of plastic that we can use for clear aligners and they’ll be expertly utilized to get the results you want.
Why should I choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has plenty of advantages such as:
- A custom, individualized plan created just for your smile journey!
- Changing sets of Invisalign® trays based on your orthodontic treatment plan and your lifestyle.
- No food restrictions! These trays are taken out to eat and drink.
- No metal in your mouth.
- Easier brushing and flossing than with traditional braces!
- Same picture-perfect smile results that you can be proud of for a lifetime.
Invisalign® or traditional braces?
Choosing the right orthodontic path can be a difficult decision. Here at Lincoln Orthodontics we know that traditional braces can be a great choice for many. We do regard Invisalign® as a great option for a comfortable and personalized orthodontic treatment for patients. When the time comes for your orthodontic journey to begin we will be honest and recommend the option that best fits you and listen to your goals and needs.
What is the Invisalign® process?
The Invisalign® process looks a little different for each patient because each patient is unique, but this is somethings you can generally expect:
We start by taking X-rays and Dr. Willett will do a comprehensive orthodontic exam. We will take a digital scan with our state-of-the-art intraoral scanner to create a 3-D image of your mouth and review the expected treatment outcomes with a treatment simulator. With your approval, Dr. Willett uses that information to create a unique treatment plan and have custom-fit aligners manufactured – beginning the process of straightening your teeth.
Trays should be worn for about 22 hours each day to gradually achieve alignment, bite correction, space closure, or whatever your custom treatment goals are. Trays should only be taken out when eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth.
Average Invisalign treatment takes around 1 year, but each person’s treatment needs vary, so the exact timeline will be laid out for you. Aligners are made in batches and you’ll need 2-4 batches to get the perfect result. Each batch is typically around 20-25 aligners in your treatment designed by Dr. Emily Willett.
Make sure your teeth are clean by brushing your teeth before putting aligners back in your mouth. This helps eliminate the chance of staining your aligners and discoloring your teeth.
How does Invisalign® fix my smile?
When you come to Lincoln Orthodontics and choose Invisalign ® Dr. Emily Willett designs a plan personalized for your experience and your treatment goals. If you have a complex treatment plan that involves dental work (like veneers or crowns or whitening), Dr. Willett will work closely with your family dentist. This design uses the Invisalign® aligners to slowly change your smile gradually. Your job is to be consistently wearing the aligners and follow the exact prescription of other treatment needs, like rubber bands. Unlike braces, these aligners don’t need to be tightened or have wires changed, meaning there will be fewer office visits (and no emergencies!) when it comes to the aligners.
Is Invisalign® right for me?
Invisalign utilizes amazing orthodontic technology that has been proven for decades. Each case is unique and Dr. Emily Willett will be straightforward with you and advise you to take the best action for your orthodontic journey. She will discuss all treatment options, their advantages and disadvantages and will give you a realistic timeline for completion. We want our patients to be satisfied not only after treatment is complete, but all along the way!
Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign®
If you think you may need Invisalign® in Lincoln, Nebraska and you are looking for the best care possible, visit Dr. Willett at Lincoln Orthodontics at 6825 S 27th Street, Ste 202 Lincoln, NE 68512. We offer traditional braces, metal braces, clear braces or ceramic braces, InBrace behind the tooth or lingual braces, removable retainers and bonded retainers and are experts in orthodontic treatment. You deserve the best and most individualized treatment and Dr. Willett and her expert team will help you every step of the way! You can also call 402-489-884 to schedule a free consultation. We’ll keep it straight and advise you to take the best course of action to begin this new orthodontic experience.