Invisalign in Cherokee, Iowa

Unlike many general dental practices, here at Rider Family Dentistry, we offer orthodontic treatment for our patients at any age. For traditional orthodontic treatment, patients would be sent out of the office to receive orthodontic care. However, our dentist, Dr. Cassady Rider, can offer the residents of Cherokee, Iowa, a convenient way to a straight smile. We offer traditional braces and Invisalign as our orthodontic care options.

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that allows you to achieve a straight smile while using nearly invisible clear aligners. The treatment is over a specific and specialized period custom-designed to your smile. After speaking with Dr. Rider and deciding that Invisalign is right for you, she will develop a specialized treatment plan with what changes will be made and your specific treatment period.

SmartTrack Technology 

Invisalign aligners use SmartTrack technology to custom fit aligners that precisely arrange misaligned teeth. Additionally, SmartTrack technology makes aligners extremely comfortable and easy to remove. Invisalign aligners are made out of strong and flexible dental plastic, which can be worn constantly during your treatment. They are so durable that Invisalign states that they last up to two times longer than other clear aligners. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

The way Invisalign works is similar to that of traditional metal braces without the use of metal brackets and archwires. Throughout the entire treatment, you will be given multiple sets of Invisalign aligners. Each set of aligners is putting slight pressure onto your teeth, causing them to move. Once moved, a new set of aligners will be used to continue the movement.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are invisible and draw no attention to the work being done or the patient’s smile. This can increase the patient’s confidence while receiving treatment and help them maintain a professional appearance if they need it. 

Aligners are removable, allowing the patient to remove the aligners whenever eating and performing at-home oral hygiene. Removable aligners prevent the need for the patient to limit foods. With traditional braces, dentists recommend avoiding sticky, hard, or crunchy foods. Invisalign allows patients to remove their aligners and eat all the foods they like. Another advantage is that no metal brackets are blocking your oral care. This means that you can brush and floss with ease. As with all dental patients, Rider Family Dentistry recommends brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash twice a day for a healthy smile. Good oral hygiene also means a lower possibility of cavities caused by not cleaning areas with brackets. 

Being given your sets of aligners limits the number of appointments that would be needed with traditional braces to tighten wires. With traditional braces, patients visit Rider Family Dentistry every few weeks for bracket tightenings. This creates more from the archwires causing the teeth to shift into alignment. Invisalign helps teeth shift into alignment with different shaped clear aligners. Each aligner is custom-made to slightly and comfortably move your teeth into position. For many patients, fewer dental appointments is a big advantage.

At Rider Family Dental, we want to help our patients have a smile that they love. Invisalign is an excellent option for those looking for a discrete way to align their teeth. With these durable aligners, patients can eat what they like, maintain oral hygiene, and have fewer dental appointments. Further, with Invisalign’s SmartTrack technology, the dental aligners will precisely move the teeth into position. If you want to change your smile’s appearance through orthodontic treatment or any other cosmetic procedure, please come to our dental office here in Cherokee, Iowa!