If you’re thinking about orthodontic dentistry at a Spring Valley dentist, Dr. Quinn and Dr. Mitchell of Smiles for Life Family Dentistry are both wonderful choices. At our Las Vegas family dental practice, we offer Invisalign to Spring Valley, Summerlin, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth into a straightened position. It’s similar to Clear Correct and other clear aligner options.
In contrast to traditional braces, which use wires, cemented metal brackets, and rubber bands to shift teeth, Invisalign offers a subtle route to a more attractive smile. Invisalign can offer similar results as metal braces, and in many cases, it’s a faster treatment option. Fast, nearly invisible, and removable, Invisalign is popular option for adults who don’t want their treatment on display.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
The first step for treatment is to schedule a consultation with Smiles for Life. Dr. Quinn or Dr. Mitchell will examine your mouth and determine whether or not Invisalign is the right choice for orthodontic correction.
If you are a good candidate, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to Invisalign, where your aligners will be built. Once completed, they are mailed to our offices and we give you a call when they’re ready.
When you come to pick them up, your doctor will ensure your first set fits correctly. From then on, it’s your job to make sure you wear your aligners for about 22 hours per day. They can be removed when eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and playing contact sports, in some cases.
Every 2 weeks, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners. And every 6 weeks, you’ll come in for an examine so your doctor can track your progress.
Usually, patients require about 20-24 sets of aligners to completely straighten their teeth, so the typical treatment time is about a year. This will vary, depending on the patient.
The Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign has quite a few benefits, compared to traditional metal braces.
- Nearly invisible – Invisalign is made of clear plastic, making it perfect if you want to get orthodontic treatment without everyone knowing about it.
- Comfortable and convenient – Invisalign does not poke and prod your mouth like traditional braces, making it much more comfortable. The pressure exerted is also even and gradual, so there is less discomfort, compared to braces.
- Removable – You can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, floss, and more, unlike traditional metal braces.
Come To The Best Cosmetic Dentist In Spring Valley – Smiles for Life Family Dentistry
Are you searching for someone to give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? Come to Smiles for Life Family Dentistry today. We serve Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Spring Valley. Dr. Quinn and Dr. Mitchell both have years of orthodontic experience, and can customize your Invisalign for the fastest and most effective treatment plan.
Contact us today at (702) 761-3169, or visit our office in-person at 8930 W. Sunset Rd. Ste. 190, Las Vegas, NV 89148. We look forward to seeing you soon!