Invisalign – Fayetteville & Johnson, AR
Straighten Your Smile With a Clear Alternative
Straight teeth look amazing, but they’re also important for your oral health. When all of your pearly whites are in their proper places, they’re less likely to experience abnormal wear and tear. They’re also easier to clean, which decreases the chance that you’ll suffer from cavities.
Traditional braces are an effective way to straighten teeth, but for many adults and teenagers, there is a more convenient option: Invisalign in Fayetteville & Johnson.
How Invisalign Works
Instead of using brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign employs a series of clear thermoplastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. You wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day, and you switch to a new aligner every two weeks or so. Every time you switch, your teeth shift a little closer to their proper places.
The Invisalign process is easy. When you come into our office, we’ll examine your teeth and let you know whether Invisalign is a good treatment for your orthodontic problems (in most cases, it is). Then we’ll take some scans and photos of your teeth and use those to design your Invisalign treatment. That information goes to the Invisalign lab, and your custom-made aligners will be in your hand before you know it.
Indications for Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are extremely versatile when it comes to treating various orthodontic-related dental problems, including overcrowding, spaces between teeth, and bite alignment.
If teeth are sitting too close to each other, this can make it difficult to keep them clean. It can also result in teeth shifting in an effort to make room for any others that are attempting to erupt through the gums. When this happens, you are increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease if you choose to go untreated. With Invisalign, the aligners will work to shift your teeth in a direction that will create necessary space as well as improve your overall bite.
Spaces Between Teeth
For individuals with spaces between their teeth, this poses the same potential problems because food particles and bacteria can also become trapped between teeth and result in tooth decay or gum disease. Invisalign can work to bring teeth closer together and effectively close the gap(s).
Problems with your bite can lead to jaw pain, intense headaches, and difficulty chewing or biting. Overbites, underbites, crossbites, and even open bites can be remedied with the help of Invisalign. With the proper treatment plan, we can ensure your aligners move your mouth in a way that realigns your bite and takes the pressure off your jaw.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign near Johnson offers a long list of benefits. Here are just a few:
- The aligners aren’t totally invisible, but they are very discreet. You’ll never have to worry about being called a “metal mouth.”
- Because the aligners are removable, you’ll be able to eat and drink whatever you want.
- The removable nature of the aligners also makes it easy to clean your teeth — you won’t have to bother with flossing around a bunch of brackets and wires.
- Invisalign is, on average, faster than traditional orthodontics. The normal treatment time is just 12 months. You may begin to see results in as little as three months!
- Invisalign doesn’t have any brackets and wires to irritate your cheeks and lips.
Cost of Invisalign
Treatments like Invisalign don’t come with a single price tag. In fact, various factors such as the number of aligners, your age, your commitment to wearing them, and the severity of your dental problem can all be determinates when your cosmetic dentist in Fayetteville & Johnson is coming up with a clear estimate. No two patients are alike, which is why you can expect a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs, not someone else’s.
If you’re unsure if your dental insurance plan will cover your treatment with Invisalign, review your policy or have a member of our staff work on your behalf with the insurance company.