Here at Metro West Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a properly aligned smile for both your appearance and your wellbeing. Dr. Taera Kim offers Invisalign® clear aligners for adults to help you achieve a beautiful new smile while still maintaining a natural and professional appearance. The biggest benefit of Invisalign treatment is the continuous light pressure it applies, ease of access for oral hygiene, minimal emergency visits and no limitations on the types of food you need to avoid. Invisalign clear aligners can also be a great option for patients who grind and clench their teeth at night.

Invisalign Treatment For Adults

Adults have unique needs, and Invisalign treatment allows flexibility and maximizes comfort.

  • Missing teeth: Invisalign aligners can be used to create a pontic to fill in the missing tooth space. Sometimes, the pre-programmed pontic from Invisalign treatment do not allow customization of the missing tooth. At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, we customize anterior pontics to make them look as aesthetic as possible.
  • Bruxer/Clincher: Invisalign treatment offers bite ramps on the anterior dentition to redistribute pressure to the anterior, increasing Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) temporarily to decrease pressure load to the TMJ and the muscles.

The Benfits of Invisalign Clear Aligners

One of the standout advantages of Invisalign treatment is its flexibility. The aligners are removable, allowing for normal brushing and flossing routines. This not only promotes better oral hygiene during treatment but also prevents the staining and decay that can occur with fixed orthodontic appliances. Furthermore, the absence of metal brackets and wires reduces the risk of irritation and injury to the mouth’s soft tissues, making the treatment experience considerably more comfortable.

Invisalign aligners also score high on convenience. The treatment plan involves fewer visits to our orthodontist compared to traditional braces, a significant benefit for adults with busy schedules. These appointments are typically short and focused, designed to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. Additionally, because the aligners are designed to be changed at home every one to two weeks, patients can see their progress in real-time, enhancing the sense of control and involvement in their treatment.

Another significant benefit is the ability to see potential results before beginning the treatment. Our practice features the iTero® Element scanner, an advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our orthodontist to create a digital simulation of your treatment outcome. This not only aids in the decision-making process but also provides a motivational glimpse of the future smile.

Commit to Invisalign

Choosing Invisalign treatment requires a commitment from you to wear the aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day and to keep up with the treatment schedule. However, for many adults, the benefits outweigh these considerations. The ability to eat without restrictions, maintain oral hygiene effortlessly, and enjoy a nearly invisible treatment process makes Invisalign orthodontics a compelling choice for those looking to improve their smile.

Contact us today at 402-614-7022 to learn more about Invisalign therapy in La Vista, Nebraska, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Kim.

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