Unlike braces, with Invisalign we won’t be applying metal orthodontics to your teeth. Instead, you will receive a series of aligners made from a BPA-free plastic material. But how do we create the aligners? We’re proud to employ advanced technology in the design and fabrication of your orthodontics, providing a clear and comfortable form of smile improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions About Creating Aligners
Question: Are the aligners on-size-fits-all?
Answer: Not at all! To ensure precise treatment and optimal results, your aligners will be custom-made.
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: First, we use iTero technology to take detailed digital impressions. No need for a sticky mess to bite into. Instead, the digital images gathered can allow the lab to create a series of custom-made aligners from a clear plastic material. This also means no need for exposure to radiation with x-rays, as iTero technology can take accurate images, negating he need for traditional x-rays.
Question: How often can I remove them?
Answer: Since they are removable, you may be tempted to take them out often. However, to obtain optimal results in the shortest timeframe, you need to wear them for a minimum of between 20 and 23 hours daily. Basically, only remove them before meals and before you brush and floss your teeth. The benefits include the ability to eat foods you would have to otherwise avoid with braces. You can also fight discoloration and decay since removable aligners allow you to better care of your teeth.
Question: Will they fit comfortably?
Answer: Yes. Being custom-made, your orthodontics will fit comfortably. You won’t experience the cheek and gum irritation often encountered with metal orthodontics. If you have any questions about Invisalign or iTero technology, then contact our office today. We want to help you achieve a more even and healthier smile, whether you’re 7 or 70.
Interested in Obtaining a Straighter Smile?
We can create a series of custom-made clear aligners to help you obtain a straighter smile. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.