A BEAUTIFUL SMILE WITH
We offer a modern solution of straightening your teeth through clear braces, made specifically to fit your mouth.
Teeth are sometimes in an irregular position since their outgrowth and sometimes they move later in life. With clear braces we can treat various orthodontic irregularities and archive a beautiful smile without the discomfort from having metal on your teeth.
Beautiful, straight teeth
Easy to remove any time
Easy cleaning & brushing
No diet restrictions
Comfortable plastic tray
Invisalign is a popular, innovative way to straighten teeth and boasts a very high patient satisfaction rating. Since the 1990’s, this treatment has been very heavily marketed so there is a good chance you may have heard of it. One of the main selling points of Invisalign is that the aligners are invisible, so from a conversational distance no one will notice you are wearing them.
Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.
Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
Through the use of our patented thermoplastic design, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your doctor as he or she maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Invisalign aligners are removable. For the best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by scheduling a consultation; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined at your consultation.
While Invisalign moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety metal braces can cause, some people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that Invisalign is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
Most doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back towards their initial position. Because every case is different, please speak to your doctor to confirm if you need post-treatment retainers, and if they are needed for both upper and lower teeth
The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning system. As a secondary method, however, your aligners can also be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
It is recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back towards their initial position. At Dental Arts we recommend Vivera retainers from Invisalign.
It is understandable that many patients are not able to pay for their entire treatment upfront or in one lump sum. Moreover, we also realize that our guests don’t like unexpected surprises.
That’s why one of our treatment coordinators will always sit down with you prior to beginning any dental treatment to review your plan, answer your questions, and develop a financial plan that is right for you.
We are happy to offer several flexible monthly payment plans – with and without interest.
At Dental Arts, we do not allow insurance to dictate the quality of care we provide our guests. Our office will not base your treatment plan or the quality of care on dental insurance. The care we provide is solely based on what is best for your dental health.
Our office accepts nearly all major insurance plans. We will file your claim, handle all the paperwork, and help you receive maximum reimbursement from your insurance company.