Invisalign: Your Questions Answered!

young girl smiling with invisalign

The clear (non-embarrassing) teeth-straightening solution!

A teenager wearing invisalignAre you dissatisfied with your smile? You may have dreamed of having straight teeth, but perhaps you can’t get past the idea of having the “metal mouth” look. Did you know there’s a clear alternative to traditional braces? One that your friends, family members, and coworkers will not even realize you’re using to straighten your teeth.

The practically invisible plastic orthodontic aligners are customized to fit your smile and gradually straighten, and align your teeth. At Bingham & Howarth, Invisalign usually costs the same as traditional braces, whereas the treatment takes only 6-12 months—half the time of regular braces!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth. Custom-fitted, clear trays or aligners are fabricated just for you. Wearing the trays will gently move your teeth to the desired position. You will use a new set of trays every 2-3 weeks until treatment is complete.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

  • The clear aligners are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces – people may not even realize you’re wearing them!
  • You can remove the trays whenever you want.
  • It’s easier to clean your teeth. You’ll be able to floss and brush your teeth as you normally do.
  • There are no food restrictions! You won’t need to worry about brackets coming loose or food getting stuck between them.
  • If you suffer from metal allergies, clear aligners are the perfect choice since they’re metal-free.
  • You will have fewer appointments, with office visits only every 4-6 weeks.
  • The trays are smooth and more comfortable than brackets. You won’t have to worry about metal cutting your cheeks and gums.
  • It can be safely used by both adults and teenagers.
  • If you have a wedding or special event coming up, you can simply remove the trays for the day!

Why are straight teeth important to my dental health?

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and tooth decay are caused by bacteria. Individuals with crowded teeth generally have a harder time keeping the areas between the teeth clean, which can then lead to periodontal disease. Studies have shown that periodontal disease can lead to heart problems and diabetes. With Invisalign and the help of Drs. Bingham and Howath, not only will you be able to have a beautifully straight smile, you will also be taking care of the health of the rest of your body!

2invisalign-infographic-preview.pngWe thought about what questions you might have about Invisalign and created an infographic with important information and helpful graphics to help you find the answers: “The Ultimate Patient’s Guide to Invisalign”.

What information can you expect to find in your infographic?

• An explanation of what exactly Invisalign is.
• A diagram of the process.
• A break down on the cost.
• Also, for fun, we included information about famous celebrities that have used Invisalign? (You might be surprised by some of them!)

You will be able to find the answers to the questions we know you are asking about Invisalign in our FREE infographic that you can download HERE.

Are you ready for the safe, fast and comfortable alternative to metal braces? Than call us today at (918)481-4925  or contact us for an appointment about Invisalign in Tulsa. Your smile will thank you!

 

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