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Do you know what Invisalign® is? The Invisalign clear orthodontic aligner system is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth without the need for messy wires and bulky brackets. Instead, Invisalign relies on therapy through a system designed to meet your exact needs and contour to your natural dental impression for maximum effectiveness with comfort and safety at the forefront. Listed below are a few FAQs about Invisalign:

Question: How can Invisalign improve my smile?
– Invisalign is designed to improve your smile by straightening it with a set of patented aligners. The thermoplastic material in the aligners are fully customizable for your smile and will be upgraded and enhanced as your treatment progresses. Not only that, they are nearly Invisible, thus removing the stigma attached to wearing traditional metal braces which can evoke negative emotions from the wearer and potential bullying from others. In many cases, Invisalign can go completely unnoticed by your friends and peers.

Question: What dietary changes and food restrictions will I need with Invisalign?

– One of the primary benefits of Invisalign is that they are removable. Because of this, there are no food restrictions. Before eating, simply remove your aligners by safely popping them out of your mouth. After your meal is finished they can be re-inserted with a simple snap, locking them back into place.

Question: Why are straight teeth better for my oral health than misaligned teeth?
– Straight teeth corrected with Invisalign are much less likely to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease brought on by plaque buildup. One of the primary reasons is because plaque buildup is harder to clean on crooked teeth and can easily be missed. In additions, straight smiles are much more aesthetically pleasing.

Dr. John R. Schouten at Schouten Orthodontics wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting a set of Invisalign, please contact our orthodontic office in Price, Utah, by calling us at 435.637.0820. We look forward to getting you a straighter and healthier smile today!