Oklahoma City Invisalign Dentist
Functioning like traditional braces, the state-of-the-art Invisalign tray system is a virtually invisible way for teens and adults alike to straighten their teeth! With Pragma Dental OKC, we offer an initial consultation to get to know our patients and their desired dental goals.
Many patients come in looking for not just brighter, whiter, straighter teeth but to feel confident about their smiles. Dr. Grace offers her patients of Oklahoma City Invisalign with a customized treatment plan that addressed both the aesthetic and personal goal of each individual.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of polyurethane plastic and gently realign your teeth over time. Each Invisalign tray is custom-made for the patient and fits snuggly over teeth while remaining nearly indistinguishable from a set of natural teeth. The clear aligner shifts a patient’s teeth slowly into the desired position, following a custom plan for treatment designed by Dr. Grace.
Benefits of Straighter Teeth
► Less prone to periodontal disease: With straight teeth you are able to keep the areas around your teeth clean due to accessibility.
► Improved function: When teeth are straight you are functioning on the teeth as they were designed to be used for.
► Pain relief: Your bite is significantly better relieving possible headaches and jaw joint pain.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is removable by the wearer, although in order for the treatment to be effective it should be removed only to eat or clean your teeth. The most effective treatments occur when patients wear each Invisalign tray for at least 22 hours per day, seven days a week.
Over the course of treatment, patients will wear several different clear aligners, customized to incrementally move teeth into place. Normally, each aligner is worn for two weeks and the entire treatment can last anywhere from 3 to 18 months, depending on how misaligned a patient’s teeth were at the outset.
Why is Invisalign Better Than Traditional Braces?
Invisalign has revolutionized how we straighten teeth and not just because they’re almost invisible to the naked eye. Other benefits include:
► Comfort: Since the aligners are custom-made just for your mouth, they fit better than braces and can be removed when necessary.
► Improved oral hygiene: Because Invisalign is taken off when you brush and floss your teeth, patients can stay on top of their oral health without working around intrusive metal braces.
► No dietary changes: Wearing braces can force you to cut out some of your favorite foods – forget biting into a caramel apple! – but Invisalign is removed while eating so you can bite into whatever your heart desires.
► Appearance of Invisalign: Especially for adults who are uncomfortable with a smile filled with metal braces, a smile with Invisalign looks natural during every single step of treatment.