A: Have you always wished you had worn braces to align your teeth? It’s not too late, no matter what the age, and it actually can be done without being obvious. Invisilign is an alternative to traditional braces that makes straightening easy and comfortable. Invisilign patients wear a series of custom made, clear, fabricated mouth pieces to move the teeth to their correct positions. Most people don’t even notice, since the aligners are clear and subtle. Invisilign offers several other advantages over traditional braces. The plastic aligners are smooth and comfortable. They are removable for easy cleaning and flossing. Invisilign wearers can eat whatever they want, as the aligners can be removed for short periods of time. One great advantage is the time element — most people can have straight teeth in the same time or a shorter period of time. Average treatment time is about one year with patients visiting their doctor every month or two to check on progression and get new appliances. Invisilign is effective at treating both minor and more complex orthodontic issues. Wearers can smile confidently both during treatment and after. The end result is a beautiful and healthier smile.
Information provided by Dr. Amie Rockow-Nelson, Ames Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, 415 S. Duff, Suite D, Ames, 515-956-3700.