Straight Teeth Without Braces
With Invisalign ® aligners, you can straighten your teeth without braces and continue to live your life the way you want throughout your treatment. The clear, BPA-free plastic aligners are removable, virtually invisible and supremely comfortable. You don’t have to worry about food restrictions or the irritation to your mouth that can sometimes occur with other teeth-straightening solutions. The series of invisalign aligners are designed based on Dr. Noorda or Dr. Okuda’s specifications and as you make your way through your trays, your new smile takes shape bit by bit.
Dr. Okuda, Dr. Noorda and their team are leading Clark County, NV Invisalign providers and our practice has treated thousands of patients with the innovative clear aligners. Thanks to our depth of experience, you’ll get exceptional results even if you have a complex case. To see why our Henderson Invisalign patients choose Okuda & Noorda Orthodontics, schedule a free consultation online or by calling us at (702) 737-5500.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a tool that our Las Vegas orthodontist can use to straighten your teeth and align your bite. Dr. Okuda plans your treatment out on a computerized, 3D model of your mouth, moving each individual tooth into its perfect place. A series of custom, removable, clear Invisalign aligners are then created just for you based on his specifications.
The aligners fit over your teeth and exert steady, gentle pressure to shift the teeth into place. Yet, it’s not just about the application of force; it’s also about the timing of the force. Each set of Invisalign aligners is designed to only move certain teeth at certain points throughout your treatment. As you work through your aligners, you’ll see the progress gradually occurring right before your eyes.
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners and Your Smile
Your Invisalign or Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, so you can brush and floss using the same techniques you used before you started treatment. However, there are steps you’ll want to take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and keep your aligners clear, clean and odor-free:
- Brush your teeth after meals and snacks, in addition to brushing in the morning and before bed. Rinse your mouth out with water after having a drink (unless it’s plain water). Do this before putting your aligners back in your mouth so that food and liquid don’t get trapped between your aligners and your teeth, which can increase your risk of developing cavities or gum disease..
- Take your aligners out before eating and drinking anything aside from plain water. You don’t want the food or beverage to work its way under your aligners and sit on your teeth. Also be sure to avoid drinking hot drinks with your aligners in, because the heat can warp your aligners and impact the way they fit.
- Clean your Invisalign aligners regularly to remove spit, bacteria and plaque. If you don’t keep your aligners clean, they’ll start to smell and look cloudy. While you can purchase Invisalign cleaning crystals or other products, when it comes to how to clean Invisalign trays, the simplest, most affordable solution is to brush the aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush before rinsing them with lukewarm water. Don’t use toothpaste because it can be abrasive and scratch the plastic. Brush the aligners in the morning and at night, and rinse them with water before putting them back in your mouth after eating.
What Can Invisalign Aligners Fix?
In the hands of an experienced Invisalign provider like Dr. Okuda, Invisalign can fix an overbite, some underbites, a crossbite and an open bite, in many cases. We can also use Invisalign for overjet teeth correction, spacing and crowding.
Because Invisalign can treat a wide array of smile concerns discreetly, comfortably and conveniently, clear aligners are a popular treatment option with our adult orthodontics patients. And, now, thanks to Invisalign Teen, we can also use Invisalign for kids and teenagers. If you’re ready to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign in Henderson, Nevada, schedule a complimentary consultation at Okuda Orthodontics today!