Get Beautiful, Straight Teeth In Gilbert With Invisalign
More and more adults are having their teeth straightened to reap the benefits of health gums and teeth. Current research shows straight teeth are easier to clean and have fewer problems due to dental diseases, like gum disease and dental decay.
What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign® system is virtually invisible, and straightens your teeth to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign® designs your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. All this is based on your specific needs. Then a series of clear aligners, also called invisible braces, are custom-made for your teeth – to gradually move them.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack® created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
Can I Benefit From Invisalign Clear Braces?
Invisalign treatment typically works best for adults and teenagers who have mild to moderate teeth crowding issues. This will reviewed and determined during your initial consultation at our office.
What Kind of Problems can Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:
- Overcrowding: This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
- Large gaps between teeth: This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
- Crossbite: This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
- Overbite: This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
- Underbite: This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation at our Gilbert dental office with our Invisalign-trained doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Your Invisalign treatment begins with 3D digital scanning using our Itero scanner. This is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure that’s much more comfortable than the traditional impressions of your teeth (no more yucky goop!), which can be especially unpleasant for anyone with a strong gag reaction or other oral concerns. You’ll be able to see first hand the entire treatment without even wearing the first aligner. By using our 3D scanner, we’re able to more accurately create your aligners, and more do it more comfortably. That means fewer impressions.
Digital imaging is also less intrusive than conventional X-rays, and provides an open environment that helps to eliminate feelings of claustrophobia.
Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your doctor. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.
One of the many advantages to having your Invisalign ® done in your dentist office, is you can combine your regular check up and cleaning appointments with your orthodontic visit.
Schedule Your FREE Invisalign Consult in Gilbert
We have many different financing options available to help make payments for orthodontic treatment very comfortable. We happily provide FREE orthodontic consultations with one of our Invisalign ® certified dentists and we can do it right here in our Gilbert dental office.