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Invisalign In Wilmington
If you’re interested in a brace-free method of straightening your teeth, Invisalign in Wilmington from Dr. Ben Friberg may be right for you. At Thrive Family Dental, we specialize in Invisalign treatment in both Porters Neck and Wilmington. Get more information below, or contact us now to schedule a consultation.
what is invisalign?
Invisalign is a method of orthodontic correction that uses clear, plastic tooth “aligners” that look similar to a retainer, or a night guard that may be used to help with teeth grinding. Each aligner is built out of durable plastic, and is designed by Dr. Friberg to gently correct the position of your teeth.
By using multiple sets of Invisalign aligners, your teeth and bite can be shifted to fix issues like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites and underbites, and a wide variety of other orthodontic problems.
The invisalign Process
To begin the process, Dr. Friberg will perform a comprehensive oral exam and determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you’re approved, he will use our iTero intraoral scanner to scan your teeth and make a 3D model of your mouth. Then, this model will be sent to Invisalign, and Dr. Friberg will work with Invisalign to develop your treatment plan.
In a few weeks, you’ll come back to our office to pick up your first several sets of aligners. You’ll wear each set for at least 20 hours per day, and you will typically swap to your next provided set of aligners about every 2 weeks.
Every 4-6 weeks or so, you’ll come back to our office for a quick oral exam, and to get your next sets of aligners from Dr. Friberg. This same basic process will continue until your treatment is complete.
The Benefits Of invisalign
Compared to braces, Invisalign has a number of great advantages. First, it’s completely invisible and does not affect your speech or appearance when worn. That means nobody has to know you’re straightening your teeth unless you want them to know!
In addition, Invisalign is removable, which makes it easier to brush and floss. This also means that you don’t have to worry about any dietary restrictions during your treatment. You can continue eating your favorite foods.
Finally, Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. There are no metal bits to poke your mouth, and your aligners will shift your teeth more gradually and gently, ensuring your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
am i a good Candidate for Invisalign?
As long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you have minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems, Invisalign may be a good choice for you. However, it’s important to note that Invisalign is not meant to treat serious orthodontic problems with your bite or teeth. If you have major bite issues or extremely crooked teeth, you may require treatment with traditional metal braces.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, just contact Thrive Family Dental online or give us a call at (910) 240-4797 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ben Friberg.