What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign® system is virtually invisible, pain free, 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.
Straight Teeth Equal Healthier Teeth
Current research shows straight teeth are important for our mouths to function properly. Straight teeth have fewer cavities and the gum tissue is overall healthier.
Over time, our teeth can shift and move. When this happens, plaque traps are created. These areas are difficult to clean and often result in dental disease.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation at our Mesa 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. Our office uses the latest technology, an Itero scanner to create 3D images of your teeth in just minutes. You’ll be able to see first hand the entire treatment without even wearing the first aligner. By using a 3D scanner, we’re able to more accurately create your aligners, and more do it more comfortably. That means fewer impressions, and no more goop or gagging.
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.
Is Invisalign® The Best Choice for You?
If you want a great smile with beautiful straight and nicely aligned teeth but not sure if Invisalign® is the best option for you, don’t worry. Call us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Invisalign certified dentists in Tempe.