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Imperfections in the alignment of your teeth can leave you feeling awkward in social settings. Fortunately, Invisalign® in Elkhorn, Nebraska, can significantly improve your smile in as little as six to eight weeks.

Dr. Laura Rothe starts the treatment for Invisalign® with a thorough examination of your mouth. This will help define your alignment goals and treatment plan. Dr. Laura Rothe will then case a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to the Invisalign® laboratory where the technicians will produce series of corresponding, custom aligners.

You will need to wear the aligners in your mouth for at least 20 hours each day to effectively realign your smile in the shortest amount of time. Every specific set of aligners is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth, moving them a little bit closer to your ideal smile.

Every two weeks, you will switch to another set of aligners that are tuned to bring you a little closer to your alignment goals. The number of aligners needed will vary. Most people meet their alignment goals through the course of three to four sets of aligners.

Even though you can drink normally with the aligners in your mouth, you will still need to remove them before eating. You should never smoke or chew gum while wearing the aligners. This will likely damage the aligners and prolong the alignment process. Be sure to keep the aligners in the case provided when you’re not wearing them.

If you have unaddressed alignment issues in your smile, you should consider calling Skyline Orthodontics at 402.289.3232 to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign®.