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7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
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By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 15, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Whether it's crooked teeth or problems with the spacing of your teeth, you want to correct them but may feel uncertain about having to wear metal braces. If you find yourself in this circumstance, Invisalign can help.

The concerns that Invisalign can address are more than merely unsightly issues, as these can lead to other dental complications. Just the same, choosing Invisalign clear aligners is more than just about the way they look. The benefits offered by the treatment, in contrast to traditional braces, offer a number of conveniences for which you'll be grateful as the aligners help to correct your smile. Learn more about Invisalign through your Kenosha, WI, dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong.


Invisalign clear aligners are nowhere as noticeable in your smile as traditional braces, you'll find it difficult to spot them in a photograph. It's great to know that the treatment aimed at improving the appearance of your smile can do so practically invisibly.

Diet and Hygiene

One of the biggest complaints with traditional braces is the way they impact our diet. We are told to avoid any foods that can damage the components or that can make cleaning up difficult. Invisalign clear aligners solve all of these problems by being removable. You are supposed to remove them every time you eat and every time you brush your teeth, so virtually nothing has to change as far as your diet or hygiene.

On Responsibility

The caveat is that because they are removable, more of the responsibility for a successful treatment falls to you. They need to be worn 22 hours out of every day to make sure your results are not delayed. Also, just because you can eat as before doesn't mean you should not aim for a tooth-healthy diet and proper dental hygiene.

Invisalign in Kenosha, WI

For severe conditions, and for very young patients, traditional braces may yet be the better option. But for many others, the benefits of Invisalign invisible aligners are unmatched. Invisalign can fix crooked teeth, certain bite conditions, and problems with spacing, such as gaps and crowding.

You can discreetly improve your smile using Invisalign clear aligners, and to find out if you're a candidate for the treatment you can schedule an Invisalign consultation today with Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, by dialing (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
July 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic option for eligible individuals. It’s virtually invisible, relatively pain-free, and doesn’t come with eating restrictions. However, it is not suitable for everyone. It's why you need to schedule an appointment with your Kenosha Invisalign expert.

If you’ve yet to determine your eligibility, schedule your appointment with your dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong to find out more about Invisalign and who’s an ideal candidate for it.

Adults and Older Teenagers Are Great Candidates for Invisalign

Your age is a huge factor in whether or not you’ll be an ideal candidate for treatment. The reason for this is that, in the majority of cases, responsibility and dedication to treatment increases with age. But while kids and most younger teenagers are more suited to traditional orthodontic options, keep in mind that each situation and patient is still different. Don't hold back from asking your Kenosha Invisalign dentist about your child's eligibility.

Older individuals are ideal Invisalign candidates because they’re capable of following the stringent instructions regarding wearing Invisalign. Mainly, you need to wear the aligner for 22 hours daily and move on to the succeeding aligner on schedule.

Younger individuals are easily tempted to remove their aligners or switch to the succeeding aligner tray. Additionally, since Invisalign is removable, younger individuals might lose their aligners and complicate the treatment schedule.

The Orthodontic Issues That Kenosha Invisalign Can Correct

Currently, Invisalign can fix moderate and mild cases of these orthodontic concerns:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Slightly overlapping and misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Minor overbites, underbites, and open bites
  • Certain crossbites—when top teeth fit inside and not outside the bottom teeth

With that said, if you suffer from severe orthodontic issues, regardless of your age, traditional braces may be more effective for you. You need to understand that Invisalign is geared towards fixing the teeth’s position and placement.

In this light, your dentist in Kenosha WI could help determine the most appropriate orthodontic option, whether it’s Invisalign or traditional orthodontic options, to give you the smile of your dreams.

Ready to See If You’re an Ideal Candidate for Kenosha Invisalign Treatment? Contact Us

Arrange an evaluation with your dentist here in Kenosha WI, Dr. Todd Armstrong, by calling (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
April 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Would you like to improve your smile but don't want to wear metal or ceramic braces? Invisalign offers a discreet alternative to braces. InvisalignYour Kenosha, WI, dentist, Dr. Todd Armstrong, can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign eliminates wires

The Invisalign system uses a series of removable aligner trays to correct the alignment of your teeth. Trays are made of transparent plastic, making them practically invisible. Invisalign offers several important advantages, including:

  • Appearance: No one other than your Kenosha, WI, dentist needs to know that you're straightening your teeth when you choose Invisalign. Clear aligner trays fit your teeth snugly and don't draw attention to them.
  • Comfort: You'll never have to worry about cuts from brace wires or pain after adjustments. In fact, there are no adjustments with Invisalign. Your trays re-position your teeth by exerting gentle pressure on them. Each tray is designed to accomplish a specific goal. Trays are worn for up to two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series.
  • Versatility: Invisalign is effective in treating orthodontic problems in children, teens, and adults. If you're an adult, you may only need to wear your trays for as little as a year in some cases.
  • Effectiveness: Invisalign treatment is just as effective as braces in correcting mild to moderate bite problems. (If you have a severe or complicated bite problem, you may need to wear metal braces.) The Invisalign system offers excellent results for underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites.
  • No Limitations: Food restrictions are unnecessary with Invisalign, as you'll remove your aligner trays when you eat. Raw carrots, popcorn, gum and other foods that are off-limits to people who wear braces won't be a problem for you.
  • Convenience: Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. If you're planning a special evening out or have a sports practice or game, you can remove your aligners while you participate in the activity or sport.

Does Invisalign sound the perfect solution for your orthodontic problem? Call your Kenosha, WI, dentist, Dr. Armstrong, at (262) 694-7672 to schedule an appointment today!

By Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
January 04, 2016
Category: Dentist
Tags: Invisalign  

If you’ve avoided orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to spend two or three years wearing clunky metal braces, Invisalign invisible braces could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. They’re designed for teen and adult patients who are conscious about their appearance and have a few minor dental imperfections that they want to fix. Dr. Todd A. Armstrong offers Invisalign at his Kenosha, WI office—find out how this treatment works and how you can start on the road to a better-looking smile.

Problems That Can Be Resolved with Invisalign
Invisalign isn’t the right choice for every patient. It is best suited for patients aged 13 or older who have relatively minor tooth imperfections, including:

  • Slight crowding.
  • Moderate unwanted spacing.
  • A mildly protruding tooth.
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked or not properly aligned with the other teeth.

Your teeth will be thoroughly examined at your initial consultation to ensure that Invisalign is right for you. Your Kenosha dentist Dr. Armstrong must also evaluate your overall dental health before beginning this type of treatment to ensure that it’s okay to move the teeth around.

How Do the Aligners Work?
Dr. Armstrong will give you a series of clear plastic aligners to wear during the treatment period. The aligners are shaped so that your teeth will slowly, but surely, conform to them over time. You will be asked to wear each prescribed aligner for at least 22 hours per day for about two weeks until the full treatment is finished.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?
The average treatment time for Invisalign is just over a year (about 14 months), but some patients have their new smiles in a year or less. The total amount of time it will take to straighten your smile depends on the type of dental problem that you have and how committed you are to wearing your invisible aligners as prescribed.

Invisalign by Dr. Armstrong
The best way to get a full understanding of how Invisalign works is to set up an appointment with Dr. Todd A. Armstrong at his Kenosha dental office. Call a friendly staff member at (262) 694-7672 today to schedule a consultation visit.