Our skilled dentist may recommend Invisalign® orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile. This innovative treatment is designed to align your teeth and jaws without the use of traditional metal braces, giving you a healthier and more beautiful smile as well as a more comfortable overall treatment.
Unlike braces, Invisalign treatment relies on clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into their optimal positions. These aligners are custom made using advanced computer technology to ensure that they fit your mouth perfectly and will provide you with an effective treatment. Your aligners are removable, which makes it easy for you to brush and floss your teeth and allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying that they will damage your appliance.
Our dentist may recommend Invisalign treatment to correct all the same problems as traditional braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth with gaps and spaces between them
- Malocclusion (bad bites, such as underbites, overbites, crossbites or open bites)
You will switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks as your treatment progresses. Each new set of aligners will make small changes to the position of your teeth, gradually moving them into their ideal positions. You will need to meet with our dentist regularly to ensure that your teeth and smile are progressing as planned.
Remember, your aligners are made from clear plastic. While this gives you a nearly invisible treatment, your aligners can cause your teeth to appear stained or discolored if they are dirty. We recommend cleaning them regularly so that you can enjoy a beautiful smile during your treatment as well as after.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brysen Hansen and find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment in Billings and Lockwood, Montana, call Lockwood Family Dental today at 406-702-1438.
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