Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign in Chandler
Choosing to straighten your teeth can transform your smile as well as your dental health and quality of life. Crooked or crowded teeth trap food and bacteria and increase the probability of developing gum disease, cavities, and teeth sensitivity. Misaligned teeth can also cause fractured or broken teeth, jaw pain, and headaches.
Aside from esthetic reasons, straighter teeth can benefit a patient’s dental health in multiple ways:
- Reduce risk of gum disease and cavities
- Reduce potential for teeth sensitivity
- Reduce risk of fracturing or breaking teeth
- Prevent or alleviate jaw pain and headaches associated with related TMJ disorder or bruxism
- Prevent excessive wear caused by uneven forces on teeth when chewing
Several types of treatments can straighten teeth. For teens and adults who might want a less noticeable treatment, Invisalign is a good option. Schedule a consultation at Mark Arooni DDS in Chandler, AZ office by calling 480 855 1200 or contacting us online.
What is Invisalign?
Backed by two decades of clinical research and data from five million cases, Invisalign treatment continues to give people seeking to straighten their teeth an established and advantageous option.
Invisalign uses customized, clear, removable aligner trays to straighten teeth with gentle pressure. Usually switched out bi-weekly, patients will wear a set of aligners that move teeth into position.
Made of SmartTrack material, aligners shift teeth gradually, moving them horizontally, vertically, and even rotating them if needed.
Invisalign treatment can close spaces between teeth, correct an overbite, underbite, or open bite, and align overly crowded teeth. On average, the treatment process takes approximately 12 months for adults.
Invisalign Treatment Process in Chandler
After discussing your needs and determining if Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Arooni will develop a custom treatment plan.
Based on impressions of your teeth, certified Invisalign lab technicians in Chandler create a complete set of aligners with virtually invisible SmartTrack material, a durable, thermoplastic material first manufactured in 1997.
Patients must wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve optimal results and stay on track with their treatment plan. Each set of aligners makes slight adjustments to teeth positions with controlled force.
Every four to six weeks, patients will meet with Dr. Arooni to assess progress. You will likely spend less time in the dentist chair as you would with metal braces, since the Invisalign treatment process doesn’t involve adjusting wires or other orthodontic device components, as with traditional braces.
Living Easy with Invisalign
Invisalign aligner trays can integrate into one’s daily routine with little hassle. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign offers advantages from the patented SmartTrack material and design of the treatment process.
- People may not even notice clear and secure aligner trays on your teeth compared to metal brackets and wires.
- Removable aligner trays allow you to eat without needing to avoid foods that could damage the orthodontic treatment devices, as you would with traditional braces.
- Some patients experience minor discomfort or pressure with each new set of aligner trays; this usually lessens after a few days and is considerably different from the discomfort from metal wires on traditional braces.
Choosing Invisalign to Straighten Your Smile
Worldwide, more than five million patients have chosen Invisalign for its many benefits. Most notably among these benefits, Invisalign can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to them because of the discreet aligner trays. Invisalign costs can be covered by insurance plans in most cases. If you would like to schedule a consultation for Invisalign, please call 480 855 1200 or schedule an appointment online at the Chandler, AZ office with Dr. Arooni and team at Mark Arooni DDS. If Invisalign is not suitable for your needs or dental condition, Dr. Arooni will refer you to an orthodontist, where you can discuss other options, like clear braces.