Invisalign providers for Brookfield and Oak Creek

With Invisalign clear braces, you can have the straighter smile you desire with less hassle, less time, and less embarrassment.

Invisalign clear braces are a series of plastic aligners custom-designed to gradually and discretely shift your teeth into alignment.

What Invisalign Braces Can Do For You

Invisalign, Brookfield, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Dental Braces, BracesInvisalign invisible braces are a more inconspicuous teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces.  Through a simple treatment process, patients generally walk away with a straight smile in less than a year.  Invisalign is a series of clear overlay templates, called aligners, which have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is usually available only to more mature patients who are willing to comply with the necessary 23-hour-a-day wear time. Invisalign aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Connell plans for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

 Invisalign invisible braces can solve several common alignment issues, thereby preventing further tooth damage and promoting better oral health.

Why would I want Invisalign?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

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Sensitive Teeth and Braces

Braces are more difficult to clean around, and poor oral care can lead to an irritated or receding gum line. To help prevent sensitivity, brush thoroughly after every meal and floss at least once a day.  When the underlying layer of your teeth becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue. The roots of your teeth, which are not covered by protective hard enamel, contain thousands of tiny tubules leading to the tooth's nerve center. When exposed, these tubules allow hot or cold to stimulate the nerve in your tooth, causing the pain you feel. With sensitivity, you may feel pain when consuming hot, cold, or sweet drinks or food, or even when breathing cold air. It is normal for teeth to be temporarily sensitive after an adjustment, but let us know if you have chronically sensitive teeth.

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Orthodontics and Adults

Childhood is of course the ideal time to get treatment, since the mouth and jaws are still growing, but many adults still can get beautiful and lasting results which can be achieved discreetly and effectively with modern orthodontic appliances and technologies. Many adults understandably don’t like the way traditional braces look. These days, there are so many other options for braces that it’s possible for almost any patient to be treated effectively and efficiently. It should also be noted that the goal of orthodontic treatment (especially in adults) isn’t always limited to straightening teeth and/or correcting a bite. Teeth provide support for the lips and cheeks and help define your face. The relationship between the jaws, teeth, face, soft tissues, and underlying skeleton of the face are important, and your orthodontist takes this into account when designing a smile. Click here to learn more http://www.drtoddsmiles.com/orthodontic-services/braces-and-appliances/

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Invisalign tips for users

Floss daily With Invisalign, flossing is important. The aligners can hold any gunk that’s left over after your cleaning routine right up against your teeth and prevent the saliva from doing a lot of the work it does if you are not wearing an aligner. Be sure to floss every day. Change your aligners in the correct order and on time Make sure that you are following your doctors orders when it comes to changing your aligners Take care of your aligners Follow the instructions on caring for your aligners, soap an water is just fine.  Don't be too rough on them as to create places for bacteria to live in from scratches and cracks. Watch what you eat Your doctor will aid you in what you should stay away from in regards to sugary foods and so forth, don't forget to drink lots of water.  Water helps keep your mouth clean and also aids in dehydration as some people will produce extra saliva as it "thinks something is trying to clean out the obstruction (braces) it is sensing".  

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Broken Braces Bracket?

A broken braces bracket is a very common problem orthodontic patients can face when wearing traditional braces.

A broken braces bracket doesn't necessarily mean it's a dental emergency. Examine your mouth carefully and decide whether you need urgent attention or it can wait until your next scheduled appointment. They can brake for a number if reasons
  • Eating the wrong foodsBraces, Brookfield, Milwaukee, orthodontists
  • Sustaining an injury to your mouth
  • Brushing your teeth too hard
  • Using a toothpick
  • Flossing rough
If one of your brackets has broken, there are steps to ensure it can get fixed with no complications. Check to see if the wire is still attached to the bracket. If so, leave it in place. If it's attached and sticking out, press it gently back into position using a cotton swab. Use orthodontic wax to hold the broken bracket in place in your mouth until you can arrange to see your orthodontist.  If the bracket has come loose, remove it if you can easily and bring it with you for reattachment. Make an appointment with your orthodontist to have the bracket repaired. The urgency for seeing your specialist depends on how much discomfort you're experiencing and the degree of damage. Notify him or her as to whether you have the parts of the bracket with you. This will enable your orthodontist to be prepared to fix the bracket during your appointment. While you wait for the appointment, rinse your mouth regularly with salt water to promote healing, and eat soft foods such as boiled eggs, yogurt and fresh breads to avoid doing further damage to the bracket. Avoid hard, crunchy foods such as apples, raw carrots and sticky candies.

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