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Invisalign® in Portland
From back in the day, metallic braces have been the go-to appliances when it comes to straightening teeth. However, thanks to technology, you can forget about wearing those ugly metal braces. At Geelan Dental Care, we offer Invisalign braces. What are these you ask?
Invisalign is the latest dental technology which straightens teeth without the need of wearing metal braces. Many patients who wear metal braces find it difficult to smile in front of people due to low self-esteem. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about smiling with wires surrounding your teeth.
Invisalign consists of multiple plastic aligners which shift the misaligned teeth into position over some time. These aligners are custom-made to fit a person’s oral cavity to avoid discomfort. These plastic aligners are thin, clear, and removable, which makes them a perfect alternative to brackets and wires due to their less visible and subtle approach.
How they Work
Depending on the number of misaligned teeth and the level of misalignment, our dentists will determine a specific position which the Invisalign will move in small calculated steps to align the teeth. Remember, the Invisalign aligner comes with multiple aligners all fixed into one mouthguard-like appliance. Therefore, you will need multiple visits so our dentists can check each aligner to make sure they are performing as requires.
Keep in mind this procedure requires minimal visits. In the first visit, our dentist will take a 3D scan of your oral cavity using the latest dental scanner to get an all-round image of your mouth. This will enable us to make fitting aligners specific to your mouth.
This image will then be used to create a custom mold using mouth-friendly material. Afterward, they will be trimmed to fit your mouth since every person’s gumline varies. This will result in more comfort and better looks. The final step in the creation process involves quality check. Your smile is our top priority. Therefore, each aligner will go through stringent checks to ensure they meet quality standards.
Once everything checks out, the aligner will be fitted in your mouth. Note that you’ll need to wear a different aligner after every two weeks, but that doesn’t mean you’ll go in for visits to fit them. Instead, thanks to the use of advanced technology, you’ll have enough aligners to take you through the treatment period.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The first and most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that you don’t have to wear brackets or metallic braces anymore. Also, since they are made of clear material, they are invisible, thus allowing you to smile without a care in the world.
Furthermore, these aligners are removable. This means you can remove them during meal times if you play an instrument or play contact sports. Also, since the aligners are crafted to fit your mouth, there’s no chance of discomfort.
Are you considering Invisalign as your preferred treatment method? If yes, then book an appointment with us Geelan Dental Care at (971) 323-1990 and consult our professional orthodontists on its suitability.