Invisalign® Teeth Straightening New Orleans, LA

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About Invisalign® Treatment in New Orleans, LA

Straight, properly aligned teeth are often the focal point of an attractive and confident smile. They also tend to be easier to clean and healthier overall. Dental malocclusion (a misaligned bite), crooked teeth, and gaps can lead to future dental problems that may be uncomfortable or costlier to treat. The board-certified doctors of MINT dentistry are proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners to New Orleans, LA patients. Custom-crafted for your teeth and designed to meet your goals, Invisalign dental aligners are often considered more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces. Being able to remove them makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier. If you're interested in having a smile that's both healthy and beautiful, contact us to schedule an orthodontic consultation with an Invisalign dentist at MINT dentistry. Our modern facility in New Orleans, LA uses advanced dental technologies and techniques, like Invisalign treatment, to help you attain a healthy, confident smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign Aligners?

Several factors can affect the alignment of the teeth and jaws, including oral habits (like thumb-sucking as a child), tooth loss, facial injuries, and genetics. Misaligned teeth can lead to other oral health problems, including worn tooth enamel, difficulty with chewing and speaking, jaw pain, and toothaches. If a member of our MINT dentistry team sees early signs of one of these issues during your dental exam, we might suggest an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign teeth straightening.

Invisalign treatment can be ideal for teens and adults in New Orleans, LA who want to improve their smile but without the challenges and appearance of traditional orthodontics. Even though Invisalign trays should be worn most of the time, they can be taken out in order to eat, to brush and floss your teeth, for special events, and when playing sports. More discreet than metal braces, most people won't even know you're wearing Invisalign aligners.

How Does Invisalign Work?

To begin, our team will take digital impressions of your mouth, which will be used to create your first set of Invisalign trays. When your clear aligners are ready, you'll come back to receive your first aligners and specific care instructions from one of our skilled doctors. You'll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the system to work, ideally only taking them out to clean your teeth and eat. In time, you should move to your second set of aligners as they can continue to move your bite into its proper position. You should schedule appointments every 4 – 6 weeks so our Invisalign provider can monitor your progress. Additional impressions will be taken over time so that we can have your future sets of Invisalign trays made. The length of time you'll need to wear Invisalign aligners will vary based on your initial orthodontic condition and your treatment goals. Most individuals undergo Invisalign treatment for an average of 10 – 18 months.

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment?

Once you've completed the Invisalign process, it's essential to maintain your treatment results with orthodontic retainers. Invisalign Vivera® retainers help to hold your teeth in place using the same comfortable material as your aligner trays. Your retainers will be custom-made at the Invisalign dental lab from digital impressions taken by our team. When your retainers arrive at our office in New Orleans, LA, our Invisalign provider will tell you when to wear your retainers and how to care for them. We'll continuously check your bite and alignment at your routine dental exams.

The MINT Commitment

Invisalign orthodontic treatment may be covered in part under some dental insurance plans. Before starting your treatment, we'll retrieve detailed information on your specific policy coverage and estimate your personal cost. MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA is happy to accept a variety of payment solutions for patients who don't carry dental insurance. During your consultation, our team can discuss budget-friendly payment options, including low-interest medical financing and flexible payment plans. It's important to remember that a confident smile is an investment in yourself. Our office is committed to helping you fit your dental care and treatments into your budget.

A Sleek, Chic Smile

Invisalign trays offer teens and adults a way to achieve straight teeth without the visibility of metal braces. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our dental practice to get more information on the state-of-the-art Invisalign system. Our MINT dentistry team in New Orleans, LA will develop your custom Invisalign plan at your consultation and get you started on the path to your best smile.

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