It seems pretty amazing that a flimsy plastic tray could rearrange your teeth, doesn’t it? How could something so clear and non-intrusive be effective? We understand your concerns, but we can promise you that with a good treatment plan and your dedication, amazing things are possible with Invisalign. There’s no question that Invisalign conveniently fits into your life. You can brush your teeth the same, no worrying about getting food stuck in wires, no food restrictions, and they are invisible. But are they too good to be true? NO!
Invisalign is a technology that gives orthodontists the ability to plan out how we want your teeth to move and what your final smile will look like. After we create your personalized plan, Invisalign “prints” the plan as a series of clear trays. Each tray has a small prescribed bit of movement.
As you progress through the series of trays, your teeth follow this plan and move toward the goal. Teeth move in response to light force over time, no matter where that force comes from, whether a kid’s thumbsucking habit, brackets and wires, or clear trays. The key to Invisalign treatment is the continuous force of wearing aligners at least 22 hours a day.
Invisalign is an extremely effective tool. In some cases, it is even the treatment of choice. Its effectiveness relies on the skill and knowledge of the doctor who designs your treatment and the patient’s ability to follow through. Dr. Katie has had great success using Invisalign therapy in offices across the state. She has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education specifically for aligner therapy and is confident in using this aesthetic treatment choice for even the most complicated of issues.
Check out these videos to see how Invisalign has changed teens’ and adults’ smiles and lives for the better! Call us today and discuss your Invisalign options for both you or your child.
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Bullwinkel’s Invisalign Moms Club
With all that we do for our kids, it’s time to give ourselves a break! Why not reboot your smile along with your child? We have so many moms who take advantage of our Family Discount for themselves and finally tackle the smile issues that have been driving them crazy … you know, that tooth. Talk about multitasking … one trip, two stones!
Dr. Katie’s 5 ways to Invisalign success
- Wear your aligners 22 hours per day.
- Clean your aligners daily with denture cleaner for 15 minutes.
- If you choose to drink liquids other than water with your aligners in place, please remember to rinse your aligners and your mouth thoroughly.
- Change your trays every 1 to 2 weeks as directed by Dr. Katie.
- Each new tray may make your teeth sore, but try to push through! Take OTC pain relievers as needed and try biting on our “chewie straws” to help. Any discomfort should only last a day or so.
Full-Service Orthodontic Practice
We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during the following hours through our office phone number or e-mail address.
After hours, you may contact us through our answering service. Patients of record receive Dr. Katie’s cell phone number and are WELCOME to call or text her with concerns as well!