What are the benefits of Invisalign braces for Las Vegas area patients?Posted By Dr. Christopher Lim
Patients in Las Vegas, Nevada who are interested in straightening their teeth are welcome to speak to the team at Hillside Dental about Invisalign braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign braces allow patients to improve the alignment of their teeth without dealing with brackets and wires covering the smile for months or years.
Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental is a quality dentist in Las Vegas who is excited to offer this orthodontic alternative. Instead of having to visit an orthodontist, patients can work with the dentist they already know and trust with their smile! Invisalign works by using clear aligner trays in lieu of metal brackets and wires. These trays are fabricated with digitized impressions. Once these impressions are made digital in the Invisalign system, the data is sent to the Invisalign laboratories where professionals create a series of trays to gently reposition the teeth into better alignment. In about a week, the trays arrive, and patients are educated on how to use them to achieve the results they desire, wearing each tray approximately two weeks before progressing to the next. At the end of treatment, often within a year, patients can use the final tray as a retainer to keep their teeth aligned and looking great!
What are the benefits of Invisalign braces?There are many reasons patients choose to move forward with Invisalign braces instead of traditional methods. Invisalign is:
Who is a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Achieving a beautiful smile with Invisalign is not for everyone. Patients are urged to visit Dr. Christopher Lim in Las Vegas for an evaluation to decide if they are a candidate for Invisalign. The best patients to move forward with Invisalign are those who have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and have a smile free from cavities and periodontal disease. An initial assessment is needed to determine candidacy. If patients have misalignment that is far too severe for Invisalign, they may be referred to an orthodontist for an evaluation to determine if braces will assist them.
How do patients achieve the results they desire?With Invisalign, patients are in control of their treatment. If patients do not comply with the treatment requirements, they may experience delays in achieving the desired results. Additionally, any changes to the smile that are outside of the tray fit may require patients to have additional trays fabricated for an extra charge. Therefore, Dr. Christopher Lim stresses to his patients the importance of complying with Invisalign instructions. Invisalign only works if patients wear their trays as directed. This means ensuring the trays are on the teeth when patients are sleeping or just going about their day-to-day business. Invisalign trays can be removed to brush, floss, eat, and drink. Otherwise, they should be in place over the dental arch.
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What can be expected throughout treatment?
Patients will schedule routine visits with their dentist to ensure their treatment is progressing as planned. Patients must follow the instructions for their Invisalign treatment to get the results they desire in the quoted period at the beginning of services. If there are any changes throughout treatment, this may result in extra fees. One of the primary benefits of using Invisalign is that patients can brush and floss their teeth as they normally would, without having to work around brackets and wires.