Invisalign® St. Louis
Invisalign® St. Louis, MO. Do you have slightly crooked teeth? Perhaps a mild overbite or underbite? If so, Invisalign® treatment at Plaza Dental may provide just the solution. Just like an invisible set of braces, Invisalign® is a cosmetic dentistry tool that straightens and positions your teeth through a series of comfortable, custom-fitted overlays.
Invisalign® yields exceptional results and allows you to straighten your teeth invisibly so you don’t have to suffer through the embarrassment of traditional braces. The smile you have always wanted is right around the corner with Invisalign® treatment at Plaza Dental. Call us today at 314-361-1818 or make an appointment online.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the most advanced clear aligner system in St. Louis, backed by more than two decades of innovation, and the go-to choice for the dental team at Plaza Dental. It is a thin, clear aligner made from a flexible thermoplastic material. Invisalign® is designed to make orthodontic treatment “less conspicuous,” according to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). They fit tightly over your teeth and, though not completely invisible, they are much less noticeable than the wires and brackets of traditional braces.
Invisalign® treatment from Plaza Dental can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
Is Invisalign® the Right Choice For Me in St. Louis?
In addition to that straight, shiny smile you have been dreaming of, Invisalign® also helps provide consistent oral health. When your teeth are aligned, they tend to harbor fewer bacteria because they’re easier for you to clean. At Plaza Dental, we see the results from Invisalign® every day. Better oral hygiene decreases your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. You can also decrease the risks of:
Invisalign® even relieves abnormal stress put on your jaw from misaligned teeth. You don’t need to change the way you brush and floss, because there are no wires or brackets. Nothing is obtrusive or in your way. You can even continue to eat all your favorite foods.
How Does Invisalign® Work in St. Louis? How Long Does it Take?
Making the choice to start Invisalign® treatment is the first step toward straighter teeth. The treatment uses a series of aligners that are custom made for you and designed to gradually move teeth into their ideal position. The first step is a consultation with the dental team at Plaza Dental, where one of our dentists will make an impression and photographs of your teeth. The results are sent to the lab and used to create a 3D projection of how your teeth can be moved incrementally. Our dentists work with the lab to form the basis of a personalized treatment plan designed to accomplish this movement. Once the treatment is approved and in line with your dental goals, the thermoplastic aligners are manufactured for each stage of the treatment process.
The aligners are comfortable, easy to clean, and removable. You take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. You simply reinsert them to continue straightening. Wearing the aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movement our dentists have mapped out. The average treatment time for Invisalign® is about one year, provided you wear the aligners the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign® in St. Louis?
There are numerous benefits to wearing Invisalign® from Plaza Dental to consider in St. Louis, including:
- Easier Teeth Cleaning
- Fewer Visits
- No Repairs Needed
Good oral hygiene is vital to the success of your treatment. When wearing traditional braces, removing food and plaque from around the brackets and at the gumline can be a lot of work. With Invisalign®, you can simply remove the aligners and practice good oral hygiene the way you always do.
You can remove Invisalign® at any time, enabling you to eat and drink what you enjoy, to practice good hygiene, and to feel a bit more comfortable and unconfined while something is changing the alignment of your teeth.
Invisalign® feels more like the texture of your actual teeth than metal brackets and wires do. Traditional braces can rub on your cheeks and gums, causing them to feel raw and have you dealing with a mouthful of wax. The majority of our patients certainly prefer the at-home biweekly change in Invisalign® to the thought of painful tightening of wires by an orthodontist.
Traditional braces require you to get your wires tightened by an orthodontist about every 6 weeks. That’s a lot of appointments. Call Plaza Dental today at 314-361-1818 or contact us online so we can make it easier on you.
Sometimes a bracket or wire becomes loose with traditional braces, which means yet another office visit. With Invisalign®, if there happens to be damage, which is extremely rare, you can switch to the next one in your series. No worries. No appointment needed.
Get Started on the Path to a Straighter Smile | Invisalign® at Plaza Dental
Aside from the obvious perk of a more attractive smile, Invisalign® treatment at Plaza Dental can fix things like misaligned bites, gaps, or crowding. You shouldn’t have to suffer through an imperfect smile, or through the obstacles brought on by traditional braces. Our dentists are dedicated to your teeth and your smile. We are here for you.