Wedgewood Dental

Linda K. Westmoreland , DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Rolla, MO & Salem, MO

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. General and cosmetic dentist Linda K. Westmoreland, DDS, at Wedgewood Dental in Rolla, Missouri, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Wedgewood Dental or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal

Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces

Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth

Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Westmoreland. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Wedgewood Dental for a consultation.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Westmoreland examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. She might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. Using these, Dr. Westmoreland will develop a precise treatment plan.

Next, Dr. Westmoreland fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.

Talk to Dr. Westmoreland if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Wedgewood Dental or booking an appointment online today.