Would you like to straighten your teeth, but would rather avoid the more noticeable look of braces? Well, have we got just the solution for you! Bayou Braces & Dentistry is a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners, the orthodontic solution that’s virtually invisible. Now, you can experience all of the benefits of traditional braces but with inconspicuous and comfortable aligners that don’t pinch or scrape the inside of your mouth. If you are dying to get your pearly whites in a row with Invisalign treatments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our orthodontists and team can help!

If you are an adult or even an older, active teen, you may want a straighter smile without the look, feel, and food restrictions or the extra visits with our orthodontists. For comfort and convenience talk to us about Invisalign clear aligners.

Invisalign aligners are made of a patented clear plastic material and crafted on a computer using impressions of your smile. These aligners are comfortable to wear and because they fit so snugly against your teeth, they are almost impossible for anyone to notice. Only you and our orthodontists need to know!

Invisalign offers all of the benefits of braces without any restrictions and we invite you to call our office to plan your visit.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The process is simple. If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, we will take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your aligners. Once they arrive, you will wear each set for a prescribed amount of time – usually about two weeks. The aligners will slowly move your teeth into their proper places. At the end of your treatment, our orthodontists will give you a retainer to ensure that your teeth remain where they should. Your aligners are easy to clean and can be removed for meals and brushing.

You can easily remove them to eat and brush your teeth. However, you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day to get the desired results.

Patients must take care of their aligners during treatment. Thankfully, Invisalign clear aligners require minimal maintenance. We recommend using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water to gently clean the aligners every night.

 

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers several benefits for patients. One of the most notable benefits is that the treatment is nearly invisible. Invisalign aligners consist of durable clear plastic that is hardly noticeable on your teeth, so no one will even know that you are wearing them.

Since the clear aligners are customized to fit your teeth, they sit comfortably in your mouth. In addition, they are easy to remove when you need to eat or brush and floss your teeth.

Another advantage is that you can remove your trays when you eat, so there are no food restrictions during the treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners also allow for a more predictable treatment and fewer visits to the orthodontic office. Your orthodontist will want to meet with you periodically throughout your treatment to check your progress; however, you don’t have to worry about adjustments every six weeks.

Although treatment times will vary with each patient, Invisalign tends to require less time than other orthodontic treatments. Your orthodontist will give you a time estimate before starting your treatment.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Although Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment option for teens and adults, it is not ideal for everyone. For example, more severe orthodontic problems benefit more from traditional metal braces or other treatment options. Invisalign clear aligners are ideal for mild to moderate misalignments rather than more complicated orthodontic issues.

The best way to determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you is by requesting a free consultation at Bayou Braces & Dentistry. One of our experienced orthodontists will take the time to examine your teeth and determine which treatment is best for your oral health.

What Are Spark Aligners?

Our orthodontic team may also discuss with you another set of clear aligners we offer. Spark Aligners are offered to our orthodontic patients as an alternative to Invisalign. This aligner set is known to be even clearer than Invisalign and was designed to be more comfortable than the popular aligner brand. Depending on your need and your case, we offer both Invisalign and Spark Aligners as treatment options to our patients.