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Orthodontics-Invisalign

Ever wanted to get your teeth straightened but were afraid it might hurt or cost too much?
Our office now offers Invisalign® – the exciting new way to straighten your teeth without braces

Invisalign® is an exciting new technology that straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. The aligner is a thin piece of medical grade plastic that fits over the teeth like a glove would fit on a hand. Hardly anyone can tell you’re going through treatment and because the aligners are removable, you can eat whatever you want during treatment.

Before

After

Generalized Spacing
Treatment Time: 6 months
Aligners: 12 Upper, 7 Lower

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Lower Spacing
Treatment Time: 9 months
Aligners: 19 Lower

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Lower Crowding, Upper Spacing
Treatment Time: 8 months
Aligners: 13 Upper, 13 Lower

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Crowding
Treatment Time: 22 months
Aligners: 44 Upper, 27 Lower

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Upper Spacing
Treatment Time: 6 months
Aligners: 13 Upper, 13 Lower

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Lower Crowding
Treatment Time: 9 months
Aligners: 15 Lower

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Crooked Front Teeth
Treatment Time: 7 months
Aligners: 16 Upper

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Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign:

Q. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that allows your dentist to straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible, plastic appliances called aligners.

Q. How does Invisalign work?

The patient meets Dr. Weaver who takes orthodontic records of the patient’s teeth, including impressions, and fills out an Invisalign treatment planning or prescription form and sends all the material to Align Technology.

At Align, a computer model of the patient’s teeth is created from the impressions. Align then uses its advanced, 3-D imaging software to generate a graphical representation of your dentist's treatment plan—almost like an animated movie of the way the patient’s teeth will move from the current position to the final desired position.

Your dentist  reviews and approves the rendering of his treatment plan (the 3-D movie) on a secure portion of Align’s website. Align Technology produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie.

The patient wears each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, the patient’s teeth are straightened to the ideal alignment.

Q. Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

Dentists have successfully used removable appliances for years for very limited treatment. Invisalign can be used to treat almost anyone who wants straighter teeth. Please ask your dentist if you are a candidate.

Q. What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

  • Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  • Removable: You can eat and drink what you want.
  • Better oral hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
  • Comfortable: There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasion.

Q. Who can benefit from Invisalign?

Experienced dentists can use Invisalign to treat the vast majority of people who want straighter teeth. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, two-thirds to three-fourths of American adults (between 136 and 154 million) have some sort of malocclusion (crooked teeth) and could benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Q. How long does treatment take?

Like traditional braces, the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment time typically is about the same as conventional braces—3 months - 2 years.

Q. Can any dentist treat patients with Invisalign?

Dentists must attend and complete Invisalign training to treat patients with Invisalign. Align also provides dentists with many opportunities for continuing education (CE) and advanced Invisalign training and requires that Invisalign-trained dentists complete 10 CE hours annually.

Q. Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign to the same extent.

Q. How many people are in treatment with the Invisalign System?

More than 1 million patients worldwide have entered treatment with Invisalign.

Q. Is Invisalign FDA approved?

Invisalign has FDA clearance as a Class II medical device.

To see if Invisalign is right for you (it can work for teens and adults), call us at 905-713-6003 to schedule a consultation.
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