Invisalign® Clear Braces

Invisalign® clear braces are a revolutionary solution in cosmetic dentistry, providing patients with a discreet and effective way to straighten their teeth and achieve a beautiful smile. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. This innovative approach allows patients to straighten their teeth without needing bulky brackets and wires, offering a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative.

In addition to improving the smile's appearance, Invisalign® clear braces can enhance oral health by making it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene during treatment. Overall, Invisalign® clear braces play a crucial role in cosmetic dentistry by offering patients a convenient, discreet, and effective solution for achieving a straighter and more confident smile. Moffitt Dental

The Procedure for Invisalign® Clear Braces

Before Treatment

The first step in your Invisalign® journey is a consultation with our dentist in Eagle Grove, IA, to determine if you're a suitable candidate for treatment. During this appointment, our dentist will evaluate your teeth and bite alignment, discuss your treatment goals, and answer any questions you may have. If Invisalign® is deemed appropriate, our dentist will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique smile.

During Treatment

Once you proceed with Invisalign® in Eagle Grove, IA, the dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth using advanced 3D imaging technology. These impressions will serve as the foundation for creating your custom Invisalign® aligners. Each set of aligners is designed to shift your teeth into the desired position gradually. You'll typically receive a new set every few weeks as your treatment progresses. Throughout the treatment process, wearing your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day is essential, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

After Treatment

After completing your prescribed series of Invisalign® aligners, you'll transition to the final phase of treatment: retention. Our dentist may recommend wearing a retainer to help maintain the alignment of your teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original position. Retainers are typically worn full-time initially and then gradually phased into nighttime use. Additionally, our dentist at Moffitt Dental, will schedule periodic follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your smile remains healthy and stable.

Tips to Follow While Using Invisalign

Brush and Floss Regularly

Brush and floss your teeth after every meal before reinserting your aligners to prevent food particles from getting trapped and causing decay or gum disease. Clean your aligners regularly with a soft toothbrush, mild soap, or Invisalign cleaning crystals to keep them clear and odor-free.

Clean Your Aligners Daily

Just as you brush your teeth regularly, cleaning your Invisalign® aligners daily is essential to prevent bacteria and odor buildup. Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water each time you remove them, and gently brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any debris. Avoid toothpaste, as it can scratch the aligners and make them appear cloudy. Instead, consider using a specialized Invisalign® cleaning solution or mild soap to keep your aligners clean and clear.

Avoid Eating or Drinking While Wearing Aligners

Removing the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water is best to maintain optimal oral health and prevent staining or damage to your aligners. Consuming food or beverages while wearing aligners can trap particles between teeth and aligners, increasing the risk of decay and discoloration. Remember to store your aligners in their case whenever they're not in your mouth to keep them safe and hygienic.

Keep Aligners Safe 

When not in use, store your aligners in their case to protect them from damage or loss. Avoid placing them on napkins, tissues, or other disposable items, as they can easily be mistaken for trash and thrown away. 

Attend Regular Dental Checkups

Even with proper care and hygiene practices, visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings while undergoing Invisalign® treatment is essential. Our dentist can monitor your oral health, track your progress with Invisalign®, and address any concerns or issues that may arise during treatment. Regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health and ensuring the success of your Invisalign® journey. Contact us today!

Avoid Certain Foods and Beverages 

While wearing Invisalign aligners, it's best to avoid consuming foods and beverages known to stain or cause damage, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and sticky or hard candies. These can discolor or warp your aligners, affecting their fit and appearance. 

Invisalign® Clear Braces offers a convenient, comfortable, and discreet way to achieve a straighter and more confident smile. Whether you're seeking to address minor misalignments or more complex orthodontic issues, Invisalign® offers a modern and innovative approach to cosmetic dentistry that can transform your smile and boost your confidence. Visit Moffitt Dental at 322 S Commercial Ave, Eagle Grove, IA 50533, or call (515) 448-4852 to discover the discreet and comfortable solution for achieving straighter teeth and a confident smile. 


322 S Commercial Ave,
Eagle Grove, IA 50533

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