Archive for March 2014

Make Sure That Your Invisalign Treatment Is Successful By Following These Tips


At Whitehead Orthodontics we understand that going to the orthodontist and getting braces can cause a certain level of apprehension and fear.  Our mission is to make each and every one of your appointments comfortable, painless, informative, and fun, which is why our highly trained staff will take all the time they need to address your concerns and make sure you are well taken care of. We take the time to inform our patients about every facet of the procedure, what to expect, and what to look forward to after the braces or Invisalign process begins.

Dr. Whitehead has what he calls an “open doctor” policy, which means he will be personally available at any time through your treatment with braces or Invisalign to answer any and all questions you may have.  This personal connection directly with Dr. Whitehead is just one of the aspects about our office that our current patients love.

The very first step in getting the smile of your dreams is to visit us for an initial consultation. This appointment is where Dr. Whitehead will discuss your concerns and the issues with your smile and bite, and the treatment options that are available for you.  Dr. Whitehead will discuss the different ways to move your teeth and the pros and cons of wearing traditional braces verses wearing Invisalign clear aligners.

If Dr. Whitehead determines that you are a candidate for Invisalign, you can join the other hundreds of millions people worldwide so far that have used Invisalign to correct their smiles.  Of course, the success of your Invisalign treatment is dependent of how well you follow the recommendations from Dr. Whitehead.

Here are some tips that you can follow to make your Invisalign treatment as successful as possible.

Keep Your Aligners in Your Mouth!

The length of treatment varies case by case, but in order to stay on track with the treatment length that Dr. Whitehead predicted, the aligners must be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day!  This is the biggest factor in how successful your treatment is going to be and how gorgeous your smile will turn out at the end of your orthodontic treatment.

Keep Your Teeth and Aligners Clean!

Similar to traditional braces, excellent oral hygiene is very important during treatment with Invisalign.  Proper brushing and flossing will ensure your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible when they are moving, but with Invisalign you must remember to brush and rinse your aligners as well.  Healthy teeth and gums ensure that your smile comes out as beautiful as possible.

Wear your rubber bands!

Many people think traditional rubber bands are worn with braces only, but that is not true.  Dr. Whitehead will often have Invisalign patients wear rubber bands as well to achieve the desired bite correction.  Wearing the rubber bands as Dr. Whitehead recommends will ensure your bite fits in a healthy was as your teeth are straightening out.

Are you ready to get started?  Call Whitehead Orthodontics and schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Whitehead today!