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Invisalign Short-Term Orthodontics From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart

We understand the desire to have a perfectly straight smile. Appearances are important for first impressions, which can help you succeed in both your professional and personal life. At Legacy Smiles, we offer a quick, convenient, and comfortable way to straighten your smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

What is Invisalign? Invisalign braces is a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position. By changing out the trays every few weeks, your teeth are constantly encouraged into their final position. The aligners create an even pressure that does not cause pain or discomfort.

With our Outcome Simulator, you can see what your smile will look like after using Invisalign before you begin. The Outcome Simulator lets us specifically design your smile to create the appearance you desire.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Any orthodontist can set you up with braces for 2 or 3 years. We do not want you to go through the hassle. This short-term orthodontics option can be quicker, more convenient, and more comfortable to use.

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I had braces as a kid and retainers. Over time, my teeth had just kind of migrated back. It was a slow process and I didn't really realize what point it had gotten to, so I had the process of Invisalign done. So Dr. Stuart helped me get the front and upper and lower back in line to where, there were just some turns and things like that that naturally happen with teeth.

With the Invisalign, you had more freedom because braces and things like that, you're constantly cleaning food out of your teeth, out of your braces, and you have to weave in with special floss and things like that.

Invisalign was awesome because you could take them out to eat, floss and brush, and go back to putting them back in. It was a normal day. Then the adjustments happen throughout the day as you wear the trays. A lot of times, people don't even notice you're actually wearing them. It was pretty good. About a year and a half, and just from a professional standpoint, it's the first thing when you smile, you think, are people looking at my eyes? Or are people looking at my teeth? What do they think?

You constantly have that in the back of your head, so once you take care of that with the Invisalign like I did, you wind up not worrying about that, removing that thing from the conversation. It was a very smooth process. I had some minor adjustments done afterward. Each one of those doctors took a lot of care to make sure that I was happy with the results.

Invisalign works faster than traditional orthodontics. Many people wear traditional braces for two years or more. With Invisalign, many of our patients achieve the results they want in as few as 12 months.

In addition to being fast, Invisalign braces is more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. Traditional braces come with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. The brackets can sometimes rub the insides of your cheeks, causing irritation and even bleeding. The wires can poke or cut your gums. Traditional braces also require the wires to be tightened every few weeks, creating aching in your jaw. All of this in combination can result in a sore and miserable patient.

With Invisalign, you get none of that. Because it is made up of a clear plastic material, there are no sharp brackets or wires to cut your cheeks or gums. They also apply pressure at a gradual, even pace in order to shift your teeth into place. This helps to cut down on the discomfort caused by tightening wires, you will only feel pressure when you change out your aligners.

Invisalign braces is also more convenient to wear. Because the trays are made of clear plastic, your Invisalign aligners are nearly undetectable. Your orthodontic treatment can be as discreet as you would like. They are also convenient because they are removable – just take them out to eat, drink, clean, or for special occasions. But beware – taking them out too often will mean slower results. We recommend that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day for optimum treatment speed.

Am I Eligible To Use the Invisalign Short-Term Orthodontics System?

Invisalign is great for patients with mild to moderately crooked teeth. If you have severely crooked teeth or a major bite issue, it may not be for you. This short-term orthodontics can work for most people but cannot solve severe orthodontic issues.

The only way to truly know if Invisalign is right for you is to be examined by Dr. Stuart. Our Billings, MT dentist office offers free cosmetic consultations and second opinions, to know if is the right solution for you. Call us today at (406) 794-3114 to make an appointment or use our online form. Your straight, beautiful smile is waiting for you.

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