Invisalign® Phoenix, AZ
Misaligned teeth pose an aesthetic concern to individuals. People lose their confidence while smiling at work or in social gatherings due to malocclusion of teeth. Rotated and crowded teeth cause misalignment, and correction of such abnormalities can be successfully carried out with orthodontic treatment through brackets. Conventional brackets systems use metal braces and wires for the correct positioning and alignment of mal-occluded teeth. Show of metal becomes a source of embarrassment for self-conscious individuals and they do not opt for orthodontic treatment. Recent advancements have led to the development of aesthetic brackets and wires for the achievement of straight and aligned teeth. Dr. Moyer, your own general and cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale Arizona, uses the latest Invisalign® aligner system for carrying out correction of rotated and crowded unsightly teeth.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® technology used at Scottsdale dentistry is basically a state of the art orthodontic treatment system comprised of a set of removable, almost invisible and transparent custom fabricated aligner appliances which are changed after a specific time duration. Invisalign® aligners are commonly changed after two weeks with a new set of prostheses according to the changed teeth position.
How are Invisalign® aligners superior to the metal bracket system?
Dr. Moyer, your own general and cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale Arizona uses Invisalign® aligners which have various advantages over the conventional metal bracket systems:
How are these aligners fabricated?
Dr. Moyer will carry out a thorough assessment of your misaligned teeth with the help of history and examination. A 3D imaging system will show you the intended treatment outcomes and cost which will be further explained to you before getting the informed consent. After getting the informed consent, an impression of the arches will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory. A custom fabricated set of Invisalign® aligners will be inserted into your mouth on the next visit. Required instructions will be given regarding the use and maintenance of aligners. The next appointment will be scheduled for the evaluation and construction of the new set of aligners. Different sets of aligners can be constructed at the same time according to the treatment plan and you will be instructed to change to the next set after every two weeks.
What material is used for the fabrication of Invisalign® aligners?
Flexible thermoplastic silicone material is used to fabricate Invisalign® aligners, just like at home teeth bleaching or night guard trays.
How much pain will the Invisalign® aligners cause during treatment period?
Invisalign® aligners cause no or minimal pain and discomfort as compared to the painful metal braces. However, a feeling of temporary discomfort and pressure must be anticipated at the start of the procedure. This goes away as your teeth adapt to the aligners.
Should I remove my aligners while sleep?
Yes definitely. Aligners need to be worn during the day and part of the night you are awake.
Is Invisalign® treatment cost-effective?
Yes, Invisalign® aligners are cost-effective and the overall cost of the aligners depends on the complexity of the orthodontic treatment needs and degree of malocclusion.
Visit Dr. Moyer, your own general and cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale Arizona, or call us today at 480.935.6295 for the expert opinion of our staff for getting Invisalign® aligner treatment.