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Invisalign Braces Cosmetic Dentist Gilbert AZ

Invisalign

Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner.

What’s more, a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology’s unique ClinCheck® software shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign.

Have A Great Smile While Getting An Even Better One – Invisalign

Some people who need braces to have a terrific smile find that the solution to their problem creates a problem they aren’t quite comfortable with. They don’t like how their smile will look while they are in braces. They want to have their cake and eat it too; have a great smile while they are getting an even better one.

Invisalign Braces are a great solution for people with these concerns.

Chances are, most people considering braces have heard of Invisalign. These clear braces have been available since the last 1990’s. Invisalign uses clear plastic (invisa – as in invisible) “aligners” (align) to do the work of wire and bracket bracers.

Obviously, the fact that they are “invisible aligners” is one of the best advantages of this system of teeth straightening. Another advantage that you may not know is that they are also very effective and can straighten teeth faster than wire and bracket braces.

If you are younger and don’t have all your teeth in yet, Invisalign won’t be a great option for you. Invisalign can’t move teeth that aren’t fully erupted. But if you have all your teeth and they are fully erupted, and your crowding isn’t too severe, Invisalign is probably the solution you are looking for.

Here at Gilbert Dental Center, we are happy to offer invisalign braces as well as cosmetic dentistry. Many people have their braces handled by an orthodontist and are pleased to have better smile simply by virtue of the fact that their teeth are straight. Our clients’ find that they don’t end up with a better smile, they end up with their BEST smile! We were able to use cosmetic dentistry to truly shape their smile into something they love.

So if you are considering Invisalign braces, we strongly urge you to consider them here with us at Gilbert Dental Center. Our cosmetic dentistry services will ensure that your Invisalign experience is the absolute best that it can be.

Some Things You May Not Know About Invisalign

If you are interested in having braces but want to have clear, invisible braces, you are probably considering Invisalign braces to straighten your teeth. Here is some more information about Invisalign braces to help you know if Invisalign is right for you.

Do you have to go to an orthodontist to get Invisalign braces?

No. In fact, here at Gilbert Dental Center, we love the fact that we are trained and certified by Invisalign to deliver these invisible braces and that we able to provide this service in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry. Everything that we do for your teeth takes into consideration your complete smile. We don’t want you to just have a straight smile, we want you to have a GREAT smile! So, we may be biased, but we think that the best way to get Invisalign braces is by getting them from us.

What is it like to get Invisalign braces?

We will take detailed impressions of your teeth which are scanned by a computer. Invisalign braces use computer designed precision to straighten your teeth. The computer plans out the movement of your teeth and a complete set of clear plastic aligners is manufactured and sent to us. Each aligner fits a different stage of the movement of your teeth and is worn for approximately two weeks.

The first set, which snaps in easily, may feel unusual at first because it isn’t a perfect fit. If doesn’t fit where your teeth are, it fits where your teeth will be. Your teeth will move to fit into the clear plastic aligner more comfortably.

Then when your teeth are ready to move further, about two weeks later, you snap in the new clear plastic aligner and the shifting process starts all over again.

Does insurance cover Invisalign braces?

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, then your insurance should cover Invisalign. If you aren’t sure if your insurance will cover your orthodontic treatments, you can talk with us about it or contact your insurance company.

Does the Invisalign process hurt?

No. Invisalign is not a painful treatment process. In fact, many people find that it is far more comfortable than wire and bracket braces. You may experience some tooth sensitivity or tenderness after you start a new aligner.

Do I have to change what I eat while wearing Invisalign?

You can eat anything you want, unlike patients with wire and bracket braces. They may find they can’t eat apples or chew gum or have popcorn. For you though, you simply remove the aligner, eat whatever you plan on eating, brush your teeth if possible, and put the aligner back in.

Can I whiten my teeth while I am using Invisalign?

Yes, you can. The aligner can be used as a bleaching tray.

How much do I have to wear the aligners?

You wear your aligners all the time unless you are eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. Other than those activities, wear your aligner. When you take out your aligner, put it back on your teeth as soon as you can so your teeth will continue to move in the direction you wish. An added benefit of putting in your aligner as soon as you can is they will have fewer tendencies to get lost that way. Also, your will have less discomfort if you keep your aligners in your mouth as much as possible since your teeth won’t be moving back to their original position.

Hopefully, this has answered most of your questions about Invisalign. If you have more questions, talk with Dr. Bollwinkel. He will help you know if Invisalign is right for you and will also discuss any other dental or cosmetic dentistry questions you may have.