In recent years, Invisalign ® has transformed the face of orthodontia. Now you no longer have to spend a year or more with unsightly metal brackets on your teeth. Instead, you can achieve a straight and healthy smile by wearing almost undetectable aligner trays. In addition, it is suitable for a wide range of issues, from simple aesthetic concerns to more severe bite misalignment. Knowing the treatment’s many functional and cosmetic benefits, we proudly offer Invisalign® at Value Dental Centers in Goodyear, AZ. With an orthodontist on staff, we can provide truly effective care that will improve your appearance and oral health for life.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
Before recommending Invisalign®, your orthodontist will conduct a thorough consultation to determine your candidacy for the treatment. First, he or she will consider your orthodontic needs and treatment goals. If you want to correct any of the following problems, you may be a candidate :
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Overlapping teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Tipped teeth
- Open bite
Your orthodontist will also evaluate your overall oral health. If you have decay or gum disease, it will not exclude you from Invisalign®. However, you will need appropriate restorative or periodontal care before we can provide your aligners.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
During the first step of treatment, your orthodontist will take three-dimensional digital scans of your teeth. With these models, technicians at the Invisalign® lab can create aligner trays that will be a near-perfect fit for your mouth. You will receive a full set of trays, each with a slightly different shape. The number that we provide will depend on your individualized treatment plan.
You will wear each tray for about two weeks. The aligners will exert a slight force on your dental arches, and over the course of your treatment, your teeth will gradually shift. The full length of your treatment will depend on your original dental alignment and how your teeth respond to the trays.
Invisalign® aligners are removable. However, for optimal results, you should wear them 20 to 22 hours a day. Ideally, you should take trays out only to clean them, eat, and brush your teeth.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can have tremendous cosmetic and health benefits. Your straighter smile could transform and rejuvenate your appearance. Additionally, by correcting your crooked and overlapping teeth, Invisalign® can reduce your risk for dental decay, bruxism, and TMJ Disorder.
Traditional braces can also enhance your look and oral function. However, Invisalign® offers a unique set of cosmetic and practical benefits. First and perhaps most obviously, the trays are virtually invisible. Few people will realize you are wearing them, so you can confidently smile and speak in public. Teens, who may already feel self-conscious during their high school years, can also benefit from this incredibly discreet treatment.
Second, it is typically more comfortable than standard braces. Metal brackets can irritate the insides of your lips and cheeks. Invisalign® trays, on the other hand, are made from smooth plastic. Additionally, the trays will usually place less force on your teeth than braces.
Finally, Invisalign® is convenient. As mentioned earlier, the trays are removable. Therefore, you can eat a varied diet, typically with no restrictions. Plus, because your dentist will not need to tighten your braces, you can schedule fewer visits or our office.
Contact Us to Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation
To learn more about the many benefits of Invisalign®, contact Value Dental Centers Goodyear today.