Invisalign is a unique and advanced treatment option that allows you to straighten your teeth without traditional braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligner trays to gently—and discreetly—move your teeth into their optimal positions.
Invisalign is a great treatment option for patients who require less complex orthodontic treatment plans. Molen Orthodontics is often the choice for patients who have had unsuccessful treatment elsewhere or who want to refresh their results (perhaps from not wearing their retainers!), and Invisalign can work well in these cases.
Benefits of Invisalign
For patients who want to get a straighter, more beautiful smile as discreetly as possible, Invisalign is an increasingly popular choice. The Invisalign system is a series of clear, removable aligners that you wear on your teeth for at least 22 hours every day. These smooth and comfortable aligners are switched out every week, gradually but surely moving your teeth into your new, spectacular, Molen-designed smile.
Invisalign, sometimes misspelled as Invisaline, is an advanced option that lets us provide our patients with a progressive, effective and discreet treatment option. At Molen Orthodontics, we strive to offer our patients the most efficient and comfortable treatment options available today, and Invisalign is a fantastic, convenient way to achieve beautiful, stable results.
Many people, particularly adults, delay getting orthodontic treatment because they’re worried about how braces might affect their looks or professional opportunities. Invisalign aligners are completely clear and fit perfectly over your teeth, making them the ultimate option in discreet orthodontic care. In fact, they are so subtle, the casual observer will not even notice that you’re wearing them, allowing people to focus on you, not on your orthodontic treatment. And your confidence will only grow as your teeth gradually align into a dazzling, straight smile. In fact, many of our patients find that they finally have the confidence to pursue life-long goals, thanks to their healthy, wide smile.
Invisalign aligners are easily removed, which helps you maintain your oral care routine. Just take them out and you can easily brush and floss all of the surfaces of your teeth. Give the aligner a thorough cleaning with Invisalign cleaner or by brushing and rinsing it, put it back in, and you’re on your way!
Invisalign aligners are removed for mealtimes, so you can continue to enjoy foods like raw vegetables and popcorn. You can enjoy any foods you’d like—just make sure to give your teeth a good cleaning before putting your aligners back in, so that you’re not trapping food and bacteria against your teeth.
As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours per day, you can remove them when necessary for your lifestyle. If you play contact sports and need to remove them in order to wear your mouthguard, that’s okay! Just put the aligner back in after practice, and you’re perfectly fine. Or if you want to take them out when having your photo taken, no problem!
A straighter, more aligned smile is a beautiful thing. But did you know that there are considerable health benefits as well? A badly aligned bite or crowded teeth can lead to many types of health problems, such as headaches, jaw pain, tooth grinding and damage, gum disease, and gum recession. Your orthodontic treatment with Molen Orthodontics will result in a straighter, perfectly aligned smile and optimized bite pattern, making your teeth more attractive, easier to clean, and functioning in the way that they should.
What to Expect
If you’ve been thinking about Invisalign for a while, but aren’t sure what to expect, Molen Orthodontics is here to help! You might wonder how the aligners are cleaned, or what you do with them when it’s time to eat. No question is too big or small. We know that investing in your smile is an important decision, and we want you to be completely informed and confident in your treatment choices.
The first step in the process is your FREE consultation, where we will discuss any concerns you have about your bite or about orthodontic treatment. We’ll also do a thorough review of the structures of your face, teeth, gums, bite and jaw, and from there, will discuss various treatment options to best fit your orthodontic needs, lifestyle and budget.
After your consultation we’ll get you started by performing a 3D digital scan of your teeth. This advanced technology allows our doctors to design a custom Invisalign treatment plan unique to you. The 3D digital scan will also result in better fitting Invisalign aligners and a faster turn-around time.