What is Invisalign® Go?
Invisalign® Go is a great way to straighten your teeth almost invisibly. Clear, plastic aligners are customized to fit your teeth, providing the exact movement needed to create a beautiful, aligned smile. Currently available at our Village Pointe location, Invisalign® Go is a good way to address minor to moderate crookedness and misalignment. To learn more, please call our experienced dentists in Omaha at 402-505-7474.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign® Go?
This Invisalign® system straightens your teeth so you can smile proudly. It may be right for you if you are unhappy with:
- Mild crowding
- Mildly to moderately crooked teeth
- Mild to moderate relapse since teenage orthodontic treatment
The only way to know if it will work for your teeth is to visit our practice. The dentist, Dr. Brian Pendley, will examine your teeth. We may take x-rays or ask you to bring any recent x-rays. Dr. Pendley will be able to see whether Invisalign® Go can move your teeth the way they need to. For complex bite problems or severe tooth misalignment, traditional orthodontics or the standard Invisalign® system may be necessary.
As a busy professional, a working adult, a parent, an adolescent or another individual considering clear teeth aligners, you may be a great candidate for Invisalign® Go. This system can often provide effective straightening within several months (it all depends on the severity of teeth misalignment).
Advantages Of Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces
The advantages of Invisalign® orthodontic treatment become quite clear when you compare them to traditional braces:
- Clear, nearly invisible aligners are unlikely to be noticed by other people
- Continue to eat all of the same foods you always have
- Brush and floss your teeth like normal – no threaded floss or interdental brushes required
- Get the custom straightening your teeth need – nothing more, nothing less
How Does Invisalign® Go Work?
Invisalign® works by gradually moving your teeth, a little bit at a time. The plastic aligners you place over your teeth exert pressure on the teeth. Each aligner in the series that you receive is designed to produce specific teeth adjustments. You graduate from one aligner to the next, wearing each one in the series for about two to three weeks. You progress through the aligners until you reach the end of your treatment. You will be able to see your progress because the aligners are clear and removable.
How Many Hours Per Day Do I Need To Wear Invisalign® Aligners?
The whole timeline is based on at least 22 hours of daily wear – 22 hours at a minimum. Failing to wear them as often as you should means the treatment won’t go as planned, and inconvenient adjustments may need to be made, which could result in a longer treatment. Having said all that, our patients are really motivated to achieve their new smiles. They don’t have a problem keeping their aligners in because they are excited to get the final results. We believe you too will feel this way once you get started with your treatment plan.
When Can I Remove My Invisalign® Aligners?
Invisalign® Go requires patient compliance. The aligners are removable but must be removed only for:
- Drinking any beverage that isn’t water
You must not remove them simply because they feel uncomfortable or tight. You must not remove them because you are talking to someone or in a meeting. You must remove them only when you really need to, for the reasons listed above. This is how you ensure your treatment stays on track.
What To Expect During Invisalign® Go Treatment
First, you will visit our practice so Dr. Pendley can examine your teeth. If you choose Invisalign® Go, your next appointment will include a digital scan of the inside of your mouth. This simple, painless process involves us using a handheld wand to take pictures of the inside of your mouth. This digital scan is used by Invisalign® labs to plan your treatment and create your custom aligners.
Once your aligners are ready, you will come back to our practice for your fitting. Once Dr. Pendley has ensured everything looks good, we will send you home with all the information you need to complete the treatment successfully. You will have scheduled regular appointments with us as well, so Dr. Pendley can monitor your progress and make sure everything is going according to plan.
Cost of Invisalign® Go
The cost of treatment varies. We’ll provide the estimate when you visit us for your consultation. We do accept various financing plans, which we can show you how to apply for when you visit us.
Schedule a Consultation with Invisalign® Go Dentists
Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign® in Omaha, Nebraska? If so, please arrange a consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Brian Pendley, at our Village Pointe location, by calling 402-505-7474.