Invisalign® Clear AlignersMisaligned teeth pose an aesthetic concern to individuals, including teens and adults. People lose their confidence while smiling at work or in social gatherings due to crooked teeth. Rotated and crowded teeth cause misalignment, and correction of such abnormalities can be successfully carried out with orthodontic treatment.
Conventional treatments use metal braces and wires to correct the positioning and alignment of teeth. Unfortunately, the appearance of metal in your smile can become a source of embarrassment for self-conscious individuals and they do not opt for orthodontic treatment. Advancements in orthodontics have led to the development of aesthetic treatments for the achievement of straight and aligned teeth. Phoenix area Dentist Dr. Moyer uses the latest Invisalign® aligner system for carrying out correction of misaligned and crowded teeth.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® technology is 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. The aligners will gradually move your teeth until you have a beautiful straight smile. Invisalign® clear 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?
Invisalign® aligners have various advantages over the conventional metal bracket systems:
|•||Invisalign® aligners are almost invisible and this quality gives them aesthetic dominance over metal braces
|•||Provides you confidence and a lively appearance while smiling
|•||Oral hygiene maintenance is relatively easy with the removable aligners as compared to metal brackets and wires which provide a niche for food debris
|•||They show visible progress of the orthodontic treatment as the aligners are changed fortnightly
|•||A complete treatment plan presentation can be given to the patient at Scottsdale dentistry with these Invisalign® aligners using advanced 3D imaging technology
|•||Provide ease with eating, chewing, and drinking as compared to metal brackets
|•||Need relatively less time for completion of orthodontic treatment|
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 upper and lower 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 wear my aligners while sleeping?
Yes, definitely. Aligners need to be worn during the day and at night while you are sleeping, roughly for at least 22 hours per day. They should only be removed for eating and brushing.
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 general and cosmetic dentist in Phoenix Arizona, or call us today at 480.935.6295 for the expert opinion of our staff for getting Invisalign® aligner treatment.