Invisalign® Aligns Your Smile and Enhances Your Confidence
When you look in the mirror, do you wish your teeth were more esthetically balanced, but you don't want to wear traditional braces?
Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Braud offers Invisalign® at his Slidell, LA, family dentistry practice to discreetly and comfortably shift teeth into alignment. Now you can have the best of both worlds, achieving a smile that you are proud to show off to others with no one aware that you are wearing aligners.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that shifts your teeth into alignment with sequential sets of clear, plastic trays. The trays are comfortable and custom-fitted to your teeth, and they consistently produce esthetic smiles.
Patients are often uncomfortable wearing traditional metal braces, because traditional braces may irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Metal braces are also more difficult to clean, as food can easily get stuck in the metal wiring. Invisalign®, conversely, is designed to facilitate easy, frustration-free cleaning and maintenance. Additionally, one of the most commonly reported benefits of Invisalign® is that aligners are virtually invisible and your peers will likely not even know that you are wearing them.
Invisalign® not only helps you achieve a esthetic smile, it can also dramatically increase your self-confidence.
Patients wear aligners for 22 hours a day and remove them to brush and floss. Aligners may also be removed to eat, meaning that patients do not need to eliminate any of their favorite foods from their diet as they sometimes do with metal braces.
Invisalign® treatment typically takes one year to complete. You will receive new sets of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into the desired position.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
Invisalign® can address several different misalignment issues, and Dr. Braud will conduct a thorough examination in order to determine whether Invisalign® is a good choice for you. You may be a great candidate for Invisalign® if you have:
- Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
- Spacing of teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
The Treatment Planning Process
Dr. Braud provides each patient with personal, individualized care, and he will develop a treatment plan based on your unique goals. Once he determines that Invisalign® is right for you, he will take impressions and digital photographs of your smile, which will be used to fabricate aligners with precision.
Dr. Braud will discuss the costs of Invisalign® at the beginning of the planning process, and his staff will assist you in working with your insurance company to determine whether or not they will contribute to the cost of treatment.
Boost Your Confidence by Straightening Your Smile
Feeling embarrassed to share your smile can significantly affect your quality of life. Invisalign® not only helps you achieve an aesthetically pleasing smile, it can also dramatically increase your self-confidence. When you feel proud of your smile, you are more inclined to share it. In addition to enhancing your quality of life, Invisalign® can help you practice more effective oral hygiene, resulting in a healthier smile. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a renewed smile and better oral health.