Invisalign is the high-tech, clear alternative to conventional braces that gives you the straight, healthy, confident smile you want without the need for metal brackets or wires. Drs. Matthew Dunn and Courtney Dunn are proud to offer this orthodontic revolution.
By utilizing the most-modern 3-D computer innovations, Invisalign can fabricate a sequence of custom aligners. As you replace each Invisalign tray with the next, you will see your teeth move gradually week after week, until they reach their optimal position. At that point, your new smile will be complete.
The Primary Advantages of Invisalign Treatment Are:
- Removable Invisalign trays allow you drink and eat anything you feel like and continue to keep up optimal oral hygiene through flossing and brushing normally.
- Clear, state-of-the-art aligners cause Invisalign therapy to be practically invisible.
- Comfortable Invisalign aligners are exchanged regularly. You may not even remember you’re improving your smile and will not spend as much time in the orthodontist’s office having appointments.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional braces in many cases. Invisalign may help both mature teenagers and adults and can treat a variety of cases, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Deepbite, overbite and protruded teeth
- Closing spaces
- Shifting of teeth due to poor retainer wear
There are, however, some cases that simply require more traditional braces technology, especially those cases involving severe overcrowding.
This is one of the reasons that it is important to see an Invisalign-certified orthodontist rather than a general dentist. Most general dentists have very limited orthodontic training and can only offer Invisalign as an orthodontic solution. An orthodontist is able to evaluate both the Invisalign option as well as other orthodontic treatment plans so that you can choose the option that works best for you.
Invisalign for Adults
For adults who need braces, Invisalign is an excellent option. Not all adults desire the look and feel of metal braces, and many working professionals feel that traditional metal braces would make them look too juvenile and undermine their credibility. Invisalign to the rescue! The clear, practically invisible aligners correct tooth position without broadcasting that you are wearing braces.
The Process of Getting Invisalign Treatment
At your initial consultation with us, we’ll discuss your orthodontic needs and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. If it is, we will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to make customized aligners designed specifically to move your teeth into the correct positions over time.
As you change out these trays every two weeks, we’ll make sure we keep an eye on the progress by meeting with you every six weeks or so. Wearing your aligners the full 20 to 22 hours a day will help move your teeth into position right on schedule. Once your teeth have been corrected, we will fit you with a retainer, and you’ll have that sparkling smile you’ve always wanted.
How Does Invisalign Work?
All orthodontic re-positioning of teeth works on the same basis: application of appropriate force, at the right place, at the right time. Invisalign is simply another delivery system for these forces packaged in comfortable, transparent medical-grade plastic.
All patients are provided with a series of differently positioned aligners that are worn at various times during the treatment period. Each one applies force a little differently, and, over time, the teeth begin to move little by little until they are eventually in the desired position.
How is Invisalign Better Than Traditional Braces?
Invisalign has helped many people get the smile they always wanted and which they may never have achieved if metal braces were the only option. In that sense, Invisalign is better than metal braces.
Metal and ceramic braces, however, remain an invaluable tool in the orthodontist’s toolkit, and no orthodontist that we are aware of is ready to give up traditional braces anytime soon. Invisalign is better in the sense it has allowed more people to achieve their best possible smile and feel better about their appearance. Learn more about metal braces vs Invisalign.
Financing Invisalign Treatments
At Dunn Orthodontics, we want you to have the orthodontic treatment that is most effective for your needs. To that end, we accept almost all insurances. In addition, we offer a variety of interest-free and no-down payment options. Please read more about our payment plans here, and feel free to give us a call and ask questions about our payment options and insurance acceptance today.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the Dunn Orthodontics office near you and schedule your orthodontic exam and consultation today.