Ellettsville Dental Center
Dentistry in Ellettsville, Indiana

What Is Orthodontic Treatment?

August 28, 2021
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Posted By: Ellettsvile Dental Center Team

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most common types of dentistry. Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating misaligned teeth, irregular bite patterns, incorrect jaw alignment, and facial growth correction.

Common things you might have to see an orthodontist for include:

  • braces
  • bridges
  • teeth-straightening surgeries
  • retainers
  • Invisalign

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign presents a nearly invisible alternative to braces, making it ideal for professionals and adults who don't want to wear braces. Using Invisalign can also help avoid some of the risks of equipment like braces, which can increase cavities, plaque build-up, and enamel damage.

Many of braces' shortcomingslike how hard they are to clean, the discomfort they cause, and the effect they have on your appearanceare all averted with Invisalign. There are some issues, such as severe misalignments, that will require braces to correct.

Consult your Bloomington Indiana Invisalign provider, Ellettsville Dental Care to see if Invisalign might be right for you. Before you get your aligners, your dentist will measure your mouth and the positions of your teeth. The aligner will form a snug fit on your teeth. Each progressive aligner will reshape to straighten your smile a little at a time.

With Invisalign, you can:

  • Remove them to eat, allowing you to enjoy meals without concern if food gets stuck in your braces.
  • Easily clean the aligners and your teeth more effectively, promoting better dental health and reducing the risk of other problems.
  • Slowly correct your smile without drawing attention to it. With Invisalign, you can maintain a professional appearance while straightening your teeth.

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

It can take upwards of 12 months for Invisalign to help you create your ideal smile. The total time it will take to straighten your teeth depends on the severity of the misalignments.

Consult with Your Local Bloomington Indiana Invisalign Provider 

The Ellettsville Dental Center, Bloomington, Indiana's local orthodontist, also provides the foremost in care. Schedule an appointment to see why our patients love us.

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