Many adults will avoid orthodontic work out of the fear that the look of braces and other appliances designed to straighten teeth will be embarrassing. While self-improvement should be something to garner pride, one can see why the idea of wearing traditional braces might lead to avoidance. Luckily, there is Invisalign, a completely inconspicuous method for straightening smiles. Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Thanasi and Dr. Maria Loukas challenge you to a quiz to see how much you know about Invisalign.
Q1. True or false – Invisalign is worn around the clock, including when you eat and brush your teeth.
Q2. True or false – You should change your Invisalign alignment trays every six months.
Q3. True or false – Invisalign patients will need to visit their dentist every four to six weeks.
Q4. True or false – The ideal candidates for Invisalign are only people with crooked teeth in the front.
A1. FALSE – Invisalign aligners can be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth.
A2. FALSE – After the dentist uses 3-D computer imaging technology to create a personalized treatment plan, skilled technicians will be sent the information, so that they can manufacture the series of aligners that will straighten your smile. You will change to the next set in the series approximately every three weeks
A3. TRUE – Your dentist will want to check your progress every four to six weeks to ensure that the aligners are doing their job.
A4. FALSE – Invisalign can help people with a number of orthodontic needs to attain a uniform smile. In addition to gaps, crooked and overcrowded teeth, and misaligned bites, Invisalign can make it easier for you to defend your teeth against plaque buildup. Overlapping teeth are difficult to clean, and can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that lead to tooth decay.
About Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas:
Interested in improving the beauty of your smile by correcting misalingment. Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas are highly-skilled restorative and cosmetic dentists serving the Park Ridge and surrounding Chicago communities. To schedule an appointment, call Loukas General Dentistry today at (847) 696-1919.