You don’t have to get metal braces to straighten your teeth anymore! With Invisalign, you can fix your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth using a treatment that no one around you will notice. The only thing they’ll see are your beautiful results! Dr. Ramsay has already used Invisalign to create hundreds of perfectly aligned smiles discreetly and effectively, and she can do the exact same for you. To learn more and schedule a consultation to discuss Invisalign clear aligners in McMinnville, OR, contact us today.
With Invisalign, all a patient has to do is wear a series of clear plastic aligner trays that slowly bring their teeth into a more attractive and functional orientation. The trays themselves practically disappear when worn, so you’ll be able to maintain your regular appearance throughout treatment. Invisalign is removable as well, so there are no diet restrictions unlike with regular braces, plus you’ll be able to brush your teeth normally. In as little as 12-18 months, you’ll see a beautifully straight smile in the mirror!
Dr. Ramsay is a certified Invisalign provider, which means she’s completed advanced training in utilizing Invisalign to achieve beautiful results without metal braces. With this revolutionary orthodontic treatment, she can help you correct issues like:
Just as no two smiles are the same, no two Invisalign treatments will be exactly alike. There are a variety of factors that influence both the cost and timeline of straightening your teeth. During your initial consultation, we’ll closely examine your mouth to determine how much realignment is needed to provide a personalized estimate for your treatment. Some dental insurance policies cover at least a portion of orthodontic treatment, so fee free to bring your paperwork with you and we’ll help maximize your benefits and lower your cost.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that how often you wear your aligners plays a key role in the length and expenses of your treatment. If you wear them for less than 20-22 hours every day, then your teeth will begin to shift out of place again and reverse your progress. Not only will this make wearing your aligners more uncomfortable, but it will extend your treatment timeline and increase the cost of your treatment.
When you come in for your consultation for Invisalign in McMinnville, we’ll fully explain how to wear and care for your aligners as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have. Typically, we’ll recommend that you keep in mind a few simple tips like:
Before you begin your Invisalign treatment, it’s not uncommon for patients like yourself to have many questions. Although you may understand the process a bit more than before, knowing how to properly care for your aligners, what to do in an emergency, and how you plan to financially cover the cost of your treatment may leave you feeling somewhat in the dark. To help ease your mind and offer greater clarification, we’ve compiled some Invisalign FAQs in McMinnville below. Should you not see your question listed, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment.
It’s important that you always keep your Invisalign trays in their protective case when not wearing them. However, should you accidentally damage or lose one or both of your aligners, you’ll need to contact our office as soon as possible. You’ll also want to retrieve your previous set of aligners to avoid a more extensive delay in treatment. Once we’ve evaluated the status of your teeth, we will either have you move on to the next set in the series or have replacement aligners created for you.
While it is true that you can purchase the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals system to keep your trays free of bacteria and harmful particles, you can also save a bit of money and use items you probably already have at home.
To ensure the most effective clean, simply keep these tips in mind:
Once you receive your first set of Invisalign trays, it is not uncommon to develop a slight lisp. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new appliance inside it but do not worry, as this will only last a short time. You can hurry the adjustment period by speaking slowly and/or reading or singing loudly. Although it may be more of an annoyance in the beginning, it will quickly go away.
Anytime you choose orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, you can expect there to be some level of soreness and discomfort in the beginning. While this is certainly true to metal braces, the same can be said for Invisalign, too. Naturally, these clear aligners will need to apply just enough pressure to gently move your teeth. As a result, you will likely experience some slight discomfort. Fortunately, with an over-the-counter pain reliever, this temporary pain will go away. You may feel some soreness each time you switch to a new tray as well, but it should only last a short time before you’re back to feeling completely normal.
Yes, most patients who complete Invisalign treatment need a retainer. The reason is that your teeth will not be fixed in their new location for some time. To keep them in their present place, you will need to wear a retainer. This will prevent them from shifting back into their original position and essentially undoing all your hard and costly work.