Orthodontics - Invisalign
Straight teeth are part of a healthy, beautiful smile.
If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or otherwise misaligned, you could experience a number of significant oral health concerns – in addition to the worries you may have about your smile’s esthetics!
We are dedicated to providing innovative orthodontic solutions for our patients. The methods we rely on deliver consistent and excellent results and can give you the smile you have always wanted.
Thanks to modern dental and orthodontic technology and techniques, we have the ability to align and repair crooked teeth more easily and more comfortably than ever before.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Have you thought recently about straightening your teeth? Maybe you’re hesitant because you hate the idea of braces or you consider your crowded or widely spaced teeth a part of your “signature look.”
We completely understand, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident expressing your individuality. At the same time, however, we want you to be able to make informed decisions about your health.
The truth is, crooked teeth pose more than just a cosmetic concern. Teeth that are crowded, overlapping, or twisted can create oral health problems that will only become worse as you get older.
When your teeth are crowded, it’s very difficult to properly clean their inner edges with either a toothbrush or dental floss. This can lead to decay between your teeth as well as gum disease. It’s also very difficult to properly clean all the surfaces of teeth that are overlapping or twisted. Teeth that are widely spaced can trap food, which can lead to bacterial overgrowth and bad breath.
If you or your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, but you don’t like the idea of traditional braces, you are in luck!
Wausau dentist Dr. James Kim is also certified in the use of Invisalign, which uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to move your teeth into their correct positions.
Invisalign aligners are worn at night and throughout the day. You remove the aligners to eat and to brush your teeth, allowing for more flexibility, easier brushing, and no risk of broken wires.
No tightening is necessary, either. After you have worn your aligner for the prescribed amount of time, you simply switch to the next aligner in the series, reducing the need for office visits.
Invisalign Teen is an Invisalign system that is specially designed to meet the needs of teenagers. The aligners have a slight tint that makes them less likely to be misplaced, and the color also changes over time to signal when it’s time to change aligners. Self-conscious teenagers love the fact that they can improve the health and appearance of their smiles without the flash of metal braces!
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
To learn more about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, schedule a consult and evaluation with Dr. Kim at our Wausau dental office. He’ll examine your teeth and discuss your goals and determine whether Invisalign is the right approach.