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 want 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.
The clear, practically invisible aligners correct tooth position without broadcasting that you are wearing braces.
Any adult who wants a brilliant smile should contact Dunn Orthodontic offices in Phoenix or Litchfield Park to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
The Process of Getting Invisalign Treatment
At your first free 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, 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, schedule your consultation today.