Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Why More Adults Are Seeking Orthodontics

August 4, 2020
Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Some people think that orthodontics is just for kids or teenagers. But more than 1.4 million adults seek orthodontic treatment each year, which can be partially attributed to Invisalign clear aligners. This orthodontic option is virtually invisible and favored among adults who are looking to straighten their smiles.

What Is Invisalign?

Compared with metal braces, Invisalign is low maintenance and far easier to wear. The aligners are removable as well, which allows for eating with ease and brushing and flossing without cumbersome wires.

Adults tend to choose Invisalign because the system is discreet, easy to wear, removable, and comfortable.

The Invisalign Process

1. Your Consultation

This initial exam helps your Fayetteville dentist determine whether Invisalign is the right orthodontic therapy for your smile goals. If Invisalign is the right choice, your dentist talks to you about the length of treatment and also encourages you to ask any questions that you might have.

2. Digital Impressions and Models

This step involves taking easy digital impressions of your teeth—x-rays and photographs are likely as well. We use the results to create a custom model of your oral structure, and then we send this model to the Invisalign laboratory where they fabricate your clear aligners.

3. Wearing Your Aligners

When you come in to pick up your aligner, we place your first tray. You switch to the next one in the series after about two weeks. You stay on this course throughout therapy as your teeth move into their straight positions. Periodically, you will visit the dentist to make sure your teeth are lining up on schedule.

4. A Straight Smile

By the end of therapy, you will have a straight smile. And your dentist in Fayetteville will create a custom, clear retainer to make sure it stays that way.

Schedule Your Consultation for Invisalign in Fayetteville, AR

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