Invisalign process of treatment gives Las Vegas residents an efficient option
hroughout the Las Vegas area and
across the country, teens and adults want to have straighter teeth for
more attractive smiles. Yet many are looking for a process of treatment that is more efficient than traditional orthodontics. In this situation, Dr. Christopher Lim may suggest the Invisalign straightening system.
How Invisalign is different
Each tooth in your mouth has roots that extend into
Conventional braces use a network of bands, brackets, springs, and wires to create
Like braces, Invisalign creates
It may seem that extra wire tightening or doubling up
An efficient treatment plan
While each case is unique, an average Invisalign treatment plan takes about a year, and treatment time can be considerably less if only cosmetic adjustments are desired.
However, the patient plays a big role in the time span of treatment. You must wear aligners 20 to 22 hours each day to achieve good results, efficiently. Since aligners are removable, this requires some commitment. However, several aspects of the Invisalign system make compliance easier:
- Clear – Aligners are virtually transparent. Most patients do not mind wearing them because other people often don’t notice the appliances. The hygiene team at Hillside Dental provides guidance on caring for aligners to keep them crystal clear.
- Comfortable – Aligners are fabricated on a 3-D printer from digital impressions of your mouth, for precision fit. The plastic is smooth, with no sharp hardware to irritate mouth tissues.
- Adaptable – You simply remove aligners to eat what you like, and to brush and floss your teeth, then pop aligners back in. There are no diet restrictions or complicated hygiene routines.
- Real time – Because aligners are clear, daily improvement in your smile is visible. You don’t have to wait until braces come off to enjoy results.
The process of Invisalign treatment – what to expect in Las Vegas
The first thing to do, if you are interested in Invisalign, is schedule a consultation with Dr. Lim at Hillside Dental.
He performs a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, mouth, and bite
to determine if Invisalign is the right course of treatment for you. He
explains the process in detail and answers your questions.
Existing dental problems such as gum disease or tooth decay must ethically be treated before straightening begins. Then, the doctor takes 3-D scans of your mouth. Invisalign computer software transforms these digital impressions into a virtual treatment plan. Before you commit, you see on a computer monitor how your teeth will move and how your smile will change.
You receive a series of aligners and wear each set for about two weeks before advancing to the next pair. Dr. Lim monitors your progress, making adjustments to the wearing schedule (if needed) at six-week re-check appointments. At the conclusion of treatment, you may choose between a bonded or removable retainer to keep your newly-straightened smile looking terrific for many years.
Dr. Lim and the Hillside Dental team welcome new patients of all ages for a full range of general dentistry services. Call 702-666-8584 to book an appointment.