Are your crooked teeth impacting your bite? Do you want to cosmetically enhance the look of your smile? Zachary, LA dentist, Dr. Chad Morris offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in his dental office. Invisalign is a modern way for patients to realign their teeth into a more comfortable position. As a cosmetic dental treatment, Invisalign may be used to not only improve the appearance of the teeth but also patients’ oral health.
Many patients have these common questions when it comes to their Invisalign treatment:
Can I eat or drink with Invisalign aligners?
Patients cannot eat or drink with their Invisalign aligners on their teeth. However, because the aligners are removable, patients can eat the foods they enjoy without any restrictions. Patients will need to remove their aligners before they eat or drink anything other than water. They will also need to
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Every patient is different. On average, Invisalign treatment can take 12 to 18 months. During your dental examination and consultation, Dr. Morris will take dental x-rays of your teeth and discuss your specific orthodontic problems. He can give you a general estimate of your treatment time, which will also depend on how you wear and care for your Invisalign aligners.
Do you wear Invisalign when you sleep?
Yes, we recommend that patients wear their Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours each day. When patients care for their aligners and wear them for the appropriate amount of time each day, they will see results sooner.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Patients with an underbite, overbite, crossbite, crooked teeth or gaps between teeth benefit from Invisalign treatment. However, if Dr. Morris finds that you have large gaps between your teeth, rotated teeth, or severely overcrowded teeth, he will suggest alternatives. Invisalign is best for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Oral surgery or metal braces are a more viable option for more severe orthodontic issues.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Are you interested in Invisalign treatment? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Morris on our website or call 225.725.7565. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.