People who are interested in straightening their teeth, but don’t want to have cumbersome brackets attached to them, may want to consider Invisalign. Dr. Warlick offers invisalign to patients in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and surrounding areas of Oklahoma. This revolutionary straightening method allows patients to forgo bulky brackets and wires and straighten their teeth virtually undetected. It can be an excellent choice for teenagers who are concerned about their appearance, or adults who feel they are too old to be wearing traditional braces.
The way Invisalign works is very simple. Dr. Warlick will create a set of aligner trays that are custom fit to each patient’s mouth. These trays simply slide on over the top of natural teeth and gradually shift them into their proper position. Since these aligner trays are made from clear plastic, they usually are unnoticeable by others. They are also more comfortable to wear, since there are no wires that can protrude into the jaw line.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays can be removed when eating. This allows patients who wear them to enjoy eating foods that are forbidden when aligning teeth with metal brackets. Best of all, it can be easy to brush and floss teeth after each meal, leading to improved oral hygiene.
People who undergo an Invisalign treatment will change the alignment trays they are using every two weeks. They will also need to visit Dr. Warlick every four to six weeks in order to chart their progress. In many cases, the cost of these devices is comparable to the cost of the metal braces; however, patients never have to worry about brackets breaking off or attaching rubber bands to their orthodontic devices.
Sadly, not everyone can benefit from this straightening technique. Invisalign typically works best when teeth are only mildly crooked or there are issues with gaps or protruding teeth. Dr. Warlick will be happy to assess your smile to see if you might be a good candidate for this type of straightening.
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