Scottsdale AZ Invisalign experts
Dunn Orthodontics is your trusted Scottsdale AZ Invisalign expert. Dr. Dunn straightens smiles for patients of all ages in Arcadia, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Litchfield Park, and surrounding communities. For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide. The freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the answer!
What is involved in Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and improves oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. At your initial consultation, we will use X-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. We’ll use this to build a custom aligner system that is specific to each patient’s smile. The trays are a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly yet comfortably over your teeth. These trays are switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their new positions. When used as correectly, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues.
What are the benefits of choosing Scottsdale Invisalign treatment?
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is their removability. You’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. Invisalign aligners are removable when you eat or drink anything other than water. They’re also removable before brushing and flossing. So, it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. This is especially important for orthodontic patients.
The removability of the clear aligners also means you can avoid any food restrictions. This can be one of the biggest learning curves with braces in Scottsdale AZ. With Invisalign, you don’t have to forego any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Aligners do need to be removed before all meals. In order to avoid staining, you should clean and rinse out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, there are no pesky wires to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments. Invisalign wearers can still expect to attend follow-up visits about every 10 weeks. That way Scottsdale AZ Invisalign doctors, Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn, can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will move gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
During visits with the Scottsdale AZ Invisalign experts at Dunn Orthodontics, we’ll check to make sure your treatment is progressing as planned. You have to keep up with changing the aligners on time and must also wear them as directed. This is the most critical element to success with your Scottsdale Invisalign! Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. You will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. Skipping your appointments or not changing aligners as scheduled can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.
Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment in their own way. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. It can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. The average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months. This can vary widely from case to case and depends a great deal on patient compliance.
The average treatment time is calculated based on patients following the recommended guidelines by wearing their aligners at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment. Any deviation from this, however small, can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if you follow directions and the plan we have agreed on.
To learn more about Scottsdale AZ Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.