Springville Invisalign

Invisalign® Springville, UT

If wearing orthodontic braces may be uncomfortable for you, we recommend Invisalign. At our Maple Creek Dental clinic in Springville, UT, we offer this alternative realignment treatment that uses translucent and removable teeth aligners instead of permanent braces. This option is so discreet that many refer to it as “contact lenses for the teeth.”

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How does Invisalign work?

Since Invisalign primarily functions like a dental brace, a consultation with an Invisalign-trained specialist is a must. They will check your dental history and may recommend Invisalign, depending on your dental needs.

If you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan. The process uses a digital molding procedure to create an accurate mold of your mouth and teeth.

When your Invisalign is ready, the dentist may put small attachment buttons on your teeth to keep it in place. The installation process is painless and temporary.

After a couple of weeks, your dentist will check your progress. Invisalign requires minimal visits with a dentist because, unlike braces, it does not need frequent adjustments.

You may need to change your trays around every two weeks, though, or upon a scheduled date. Your dentist may also recommend appointments to check the progress of your realignment.

You may reach out to our clinic in Springville, UT, for any follow-up concerns regarding the procedure. Follow the schedule your dentist prescribes to ensure your teeth straighten out properly.

How can Invisalign benefit me?

There are many benefits of choosing Invisalign over regular braces:

  • Safe and easy to use
  • Made of smooth, plastic-like material instead of abrasive metal
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay
  • You can remove the trays when eating or brushing your teeth
  • Free of brackets and wires
  • Does not detract from your smile because of its clear color
  • Easier to clean anytime
  • No food restrictions

How do I use Invisalign?

We recommend wearing Invisalign for at least 22 hours per day for better and faster results. But you can remove them anytime.

You will need to remove your aligner tray when eating and brushing your teeth. In situations where you cannot brush your teeth after eating, you will have to rinse your mouth before putting the aligner tray back in place.

Invisalign is a painless treatment that applies a gentle force to align and straighten your teeth. At Maple Creek Dental in Springville, UT, your comfort is our priority. Because each tray is personalized, it will fit snugly around your teeth to prevent slippage no matter what you are doing.

It is normal to feel uncomfortable for the first few weeks of wearing it, and this is how you would know that Invisalign is doing its work. If discomfort persists for extended periods, consider calling your dentist.

When removing your aligner tray, you may feel like your teeth have loosened, which is normal because your gums are reforming as your aligner trays are gradually shifting your teeth to straighten them.

What’s in Invisalign?

Invisalign trays incorporate flexible medical-grade thermoplastic material. The materials are FDA-approved. Rest assured that wearing them won’t have any negative side effects. The production undergoes multiple tests to ensure that the materials are safe to use.

Who can wear Invisalign?

Invisalign is an effective solution for adults, teens, and even children who suffer from bite issues. But since not all teeth are suitable for Invisalign, a consultation with our experts is necessary. Feel free to book an appointment at our office in Springville, UT.

How does Invisalign differ from braces?

Regular braces and Invisalign share the same objective: to straighten your teeth. With braces, the wires pull your teeth to the desired position. For Invisalign, the mold wraps around your teeth to realign them.

Should I switch to Invisalign?

Some patients have trouble using braces. If you are currently using dental braces, shifting to Invisalign is possible through our dentists. Other patients move from dental braces to Invisalign even after having their braces removed to improve the alignment of their teeth.

If you have veneers or crowns, we recommend consulting with an orthodontist before wearing Invisalign. For those with dental bridges, Invisalign may not work since bridges connect two or more teeth. The alignment tray will move each tooth individually.

Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

  • Use your alignment trays as much as possible.
  • Clean your alignment trays regularly.
  • Remove your tray when eating and brushing.
  • Rinse water before putting the alignment tray back.
  • Do not smoke while you use the alignment tray as doing so can stain both your teeth and the tray.
  • Do not drink beer or wine while wearing Invisalign because it can cause stains as well.
  • Do not chew gum while wearing Invisalign because it can get stuck on the tray.
  • Do not remove your aligner for an extended period.

Invisalign in Springville, UT

Invisalign has become a popular solution for misaligned and crooked teeth. Some people prefer Invisalign because it is more discreet than traditional dental braces.

At Maple Creek Dental in Springville, UT, we are committed to providing our patients with the high-quality dentistry that they deserve. Our team changes the lives of our patients of all ages with different dental needs.

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Keep up regular oral hygiene

While wearing Invisalign®, patients will not have to brush and floss between brackets with difficulty. In fact, the patient will be able to brush and floss as normal by just removing the aligner trays. However, it is crucial that the patient brush after each meal to keep food from sticking between the teeth.

Food that is stuck in the teeth can also damage the aligners. It is important that patients do not wear the aligners while drinking soda or other beverages while wearing Invisalign® aligners. We recommend that patients only keep the aligners in when drinking water.

Customized for your teeth

We customize the Invisalign® aligners to fit the patient's teeth and then use programming technology to digitally map out the projected rate of movement for the patient. We will then build the rest of the clear aligners in the series. Each new set of aligners will be a bit closer to the correct position for straight teeth.

With a customized straightening treatment, patients do not need to worry about the aligners falling out or being loose. Since there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, we make sure that the trays are the right fit for each patient.

Discreet, efficient and easy to use

Invisalign® aligner trays are nearly invisible to the point that few people will notice them unless the individual mentions wearing them. Patients will not have to feel embarrassed by wearing traditional metal braces or a mess of wires in their mouth on a regular basis. Invisalign® allows for the patient to receive the straight smile they desire without the maintenance of going through braces treatment.

Patients will be able to feel confident in their smile during the straightening process. If you are interested in Invisalign® treatment, give us a call today and schedule an appointment. We will help you obtain the straight smile you have always wanted.

How do I get started with Invisalign®?

Call (801) 489-6811 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jackson.

Definition of Invisalign® Terminology
Aligner Trays
With Invisalign® treatment, the patient will receive a series of aligner trays and swap out each one for the next one in the series every two weeks in order to gradually straighten the teeth.
Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)
The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.
ClinCheck® Software
ClinCheck® software allows professionals to map out the straightening process the patient’s teeth will go through with Invisalign® in great detail.
Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)
The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.
Gum Line
The gum line is the line in the mouth where the teeth and gums meet. If a patient struggles with gum recession, then the gum tissue around the teeth may begin to wear away.
Incisal Ridges
Incisal ridges are the portion of the crown of the tooth that makes up the incisal portion and can be a direct cause of overbite if they are extended too far.
iTero Element® Scanner
An iTero Element® scanner allows professionals to create a 3D image of the patient’s teeth in minutes and predict what it will take to move the teeth into proper alignment.
Malocclusion
Malocclusion is the condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when the bite is closed. Conditions of malocclusion can include overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite; all of which are treatable with Invisalign®.
Overbite
An overbite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when the upper teeth jut out over the lower teeth, covering them and causing other issues.
Polyurethane Resin
Polyurethane Resin is a USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight compound that makes up the Invisalign® aligners.
SmartForce Attachments
SmartForce attachments are small attachments that professionals place on the patient’s teeth before placing aligners to help move the teeth.
Smart Track® Material
Smart Track® material is in Invisalign® aligners to increase comfort, improve control of movement, increases the speed of treatment and applies a gentle force to the teeth over time.
Smile-Scan
Smile-Scan analyzes the way a patient smiles by measuring the position of the mouth and eyes before giving a score.
Vivera® Retainers
Vivera® retainers are a type of retainer that consists of clear plastic material and helps to maintain orthodontic corrections after a treatment.

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