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Minor alignment issues with the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. This can even hamper your social life and leave you feeling socially awkward. Many adults living in the Elkhorn, Nebraska, area who are in a situation like this will reach out to Skyline Orthodontics to explore their smile improvement options.

If you are only suffering from modest alignment issues in your smile, Dr. Laura Rothe might recommend using Invisalign® to address the problem.

Invisalign involves using removable, custom-shaped aligners made from a durable, clear plastic. While the aligners are in your mouth, the casual observer will struggle to notice them.

Each pair of aligners is designed to make minor adjustments to the alignment and position of your teeth. Every two weeks you will need to switch out to a new set of clear, plastic aligners. Each set is tuned to bring you one gradual step closer to your final alignment goals.

With the Invisalign® aligners in your mouth, you can drink and speak normally. However, you should abstain from eating, chewing gum, or using tobacco products while they are in your mouth. If you need to temporarily remove them, you should keep the aligners in the case provided. Improvising with a napkin or a plastic bag invites accidental loss or damage.

Once you have achieved your alignment goals, Dr. Laura Rothe might fit you for a retainer to ensure your teeth don’t relapse out of their new positions. This is a simple removable mouthpiece made from a similar clear, plastic material that the aligners are made from.

If you are interested in how Invisalign can improve your smile in Elkhorn, Nebraska, you should call 402.289.3232 to schedule a consultation at Skyline Orthodontics.