Having beautifully straight teeth is simple with Invisalign® thanks to the clear aligner technology which they’ve honed over the past two decades. By utilizing non-metal clear aligners that are changed every couple of weeks, we are able to straighten minor to semi-major crooked teeth and gaps — leaving your smile noticeably straight without the use of traditional metal braces.
*Pricing for 3 unit bridge. Additional fees apply for additional units, or teeth.
What's the difference between Invisalign and mail order aligners?
With Invisalign, your treatment is continually overseen by a board-certified dentist. Mail order aligner services tend to do a cursory evaluation at the beginning of your treatment and do not provide ongoing care.
Moving teeth is complicated and it's important to evaluate overall health, jaw alignment and other factors in consideration of treatment, this level of detail simply isn't possible without the detailed care of a dentist.
How long will treatment take?
Treatment time is individualized depending on the current position of your teeth and how much they need to be adjusted. In general, the average treatment time is 9 to 12 months.
What if I've had braces in the past?
Invisalign clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
How will Invisalign effect my life?
Invisalign should have little affect on day to day activities. The aligners are virtually invisible and after 1-2 days of getting used to them should have minimal affect on speech. Additionally, you can continue your normal hygiene routine because the aligners are taken out to eat, drink, or clean your teeth.
I have veneers or crowns. Will Invisalign clear aligners work with them?
It depends. Talk to your dentist about the dental work you’ve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.
I have bridgework on several teeth. Will Invisalign clear aligners still work?
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your eligibility for Invisalign during your free consultation.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Most people have some soreness in their teeth 1-2 days after changing aligners. This can be easily managed with an over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.
“It gave me peace of mind to know that Dr. DeFee was supervising my treatment every step of the way.”
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