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Do you want to improve your smile? Do you feel like you're too old to be wearing braces? Well, Dr. Daniel Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod understand how you feel, which is why they offer Invisalign at their White Bear Lake, MN office.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is composed of custom-made clear aligners that are made to fit your upper and lower teeth. The aligners function the same way traditional braces work, by applying pressure on each tooth so that it moves into its proper position. Your White Bear dentist creates your custom aligners using a specialized computer software.
The clear plastic aligners are flexible and are great for if you need to straighten your teeth and don't want anyone to know you're wearing braces. You do, however, need to keep them on for a minimum of 20 hours a day. You can take them off if you want to eat, brush your teeth or floss.
Benefits of Invisalign:
- Oral Hygiene: Because Invisalign is a removable appliance, you will be able to clean your teeth more thoroughly than if you have traditional metal braces. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once.
- Discreet Look: Traditional metal braces can be embarrassing, whether you're a teenager or an adult. Invisalign is transparent, so no one will notice if you have braces.
- No Dietary Restrictions: Traditional braces prevent you from eating your favorite foods, like taffy apples or corn, but that's not an issue with Invisalign. You can eat whatever you want because the aligners you wear are removable.
- Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are thin, flexible aligners that don't irritate the soft tissue in your mouth, unlike metal braces.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with your White Bear Lake, MN, dentist, then call Isaacson Gentle Dentistry at 651-762-7677 today!