IPR: What Is It, Does It Hurt, & Do I Need It?

IPR: What Is It, Does It Hurt, & Do I Need It?

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IPR: What is Interproximal Reduction, also known as Slenderization?

When planning for your Invisalign, there is a good chance you will need IPR or Slenderization. When necessary, slenderization is the most important step to ensure the success of your case. So what does it do?

  1. Correct Alignment of your Teeth
    When your teeth are more comprehensive than the space of your jaw, slenderization allows for the correct alignment of your teeth.
    Slenderized or narrower teeth now ‘fit’ within your jaw, correcting overlapping or rotation of teeth.
  2. The other solution is to flare the teeth forward and outward without slenderization. However, this can result in unwanted gum recession and an unattractive smile.
  3. Even if your teeth and jaw sizes ‘fit,’ your upper and lower jaw may be mismatched. In such a case, slenderizing can help avoid extractions of otherwise regular teeth.
  4. Efficiency of Treatment
    Slenderization allows efficient treatment. We can reduce the time it takes to align your teeth by months or years. This means your new smile will be ready much sooner!
  5. Stability of Outcome
    Stability is critical to good long-term results. Slenderization allows your teeth to be finished at the optimal angle, making more broad contacts between teeth. Your results will be much more stable with the teeth at the correct angle and better contacts!

Slenderization does not hurt at Blooming Family Dental! You don’t need a novocaine shot, and it doesn’t take a long time. We use the best instruments in the market to make space without tugging on the teeth and finer tools to polish the teeth.

Do I need IPR or Slenderization?

It would be best if you likely had slenderization to correct your bite with Invisalign. You may think that if you don’t have overlapping of your teeth, you do not need slenderization. However, the mismatch of the upper and lower jaw and rotations of teeth also need slenderization to improve.

Slenderization is also a critical difference between Mail-Order Aligners vs. In-Office Aligners. Mail-order aligners can’t offer any slenderization. This means you cannot achieve your perfect smile; it may take longer and have an unstable result.

The Blooming Family Dental Difference

We have successfully treated hundreds of patients with clear aligners and braces. We can help you get the smile you always wanted with safety and expertise!

At Blooming Family Dental, every Invisalign case comes with:

– Free Whitening

– Free Aligner Munchies®

– Free Digital Smile Simulation

We are now offering Free Virtual or In-Office consultations for Invisalign.

Check out some of our before and after case photos on InstagramFacebook, and our Website.

Call us at 973-475-8964 or email us at ortho@bloomingfamilydental.com today!

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