At Hunsaker Dental, we believe in giving you as many options as we can so that you will always find a treatment option that works for you. When it comes to teeth alignment, no one should be forced to choose braces when a much better option exists! Invisalign offers our patients a way to straighten their teeth with less hassle and less metal. When you decide to go with Invisalign, no one will be able to tell that you are having your teeth straightened, they will only notice the results!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth alignment system that doesn’t require the placement of metal brackets or wires – instead, it uses a series of clear plastic trays that you wear over your teeth. They gently coax your teeth into place, and as your teeth move, you will graduate to a new set of trays that will guide your teeth further into place. Over 2.5 million people worldwide have been treated using the Invisalign system! Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of alignment issues, so schedule your free Invisalign consultation today!
What Are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is beneficial because it can straighten your teeth and correct your bite without having to attach metal brackets and wires to your teeth which can be painful and uncomfortable. Invisalign allows for you to easily floss and brush because it is removable.
- Healthier gums – less likely to have pockets between the gums and teeth that can store bacteria.
- Improved hygiene – properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention and tooth decay.
- Less wear on your teeth – reduce the risk of tooth chipping and breaking.
What can Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign can fix a lot of teeth alignment issues. A few cases of malocclusion (abnormal tooth alignment) are:
- Crowding – symptoms of crowding can be biting lips, cheeks, or tongue. Changes in speech, bad breath, difficulty cleaning your teeth, and wear on your teeth.
- Gapped teeth – Bad breath, lisping, and cheek and lip biting.
- Overbite – Overbite or deep bite can cause receding gums, sensitivity to cold, jaw pain, and headaches.
- Excessive overjet – Dry mouth, mouth breathing, and wearing of your teeth.
Invisalign® Vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign is a superior way to straighten teeth. Let’s compare some of the areas that Invisalign offers you a better treatment than braces. The application for Invisalign is easier. With braces, you have to find an orthodontist near you and wait through hours of placing big metal brackets on your teeth, feeding the wire through the brackets, placing bands on every single bracket – it all adds up. Cleaning your teeth is easier with Invisalign because it’s made of clear plastic trays that you can take off to clean your teeth.
With braces, you have to take special care to feed floss through every tooth and use special cleaning wands to clean around the brackets. Braces can be embarrassing when you have a social interaction or family portrait planned, but Invisalign offers an elegant solution to this problem. Because it is made of clear plastic trays, no one will ever be able to tell that you are having your teeth straightened.
HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN® TAKE?
Invisalign even offers faster treatment than braces are able to. Treatment time depends entirely on the issue and the severity of the case. With braces, you must come in, sit down, and have your braces adjusted – not so with Invisalign. Braces can take as long as years to get the results you want, where Invisalign can get you the results you want in months. Every case is different, but at Hunsaker Dental, the average time for Invisalign is 3 to 12 months.
What is The cost of Invisalign®?
How much does Invisalign cost is a question that many people have. The good news is that Invisalign is very affordable. Depending on your plan, a portion of the cost of Invisalgin can be covered by your insurance. At Hunsaker Dental, we have many financing options and can provide Invisalign for as little as $199 a month.
What to expect from the Invisalign® treatment?
Being fitted for Invisalign is as easy as sitting down and letting us take an impression of your teeth. Using this impression, we will build a customized treatment plan for you using our Invisalign treatment software, which will help us to design and fabricate all of the trays for your treatment. It’s a simple process that we are proud to offer.
HOW are IMPRESSIONS taken?
We use the newest technology to make sure that you receive the best patient experience possible. The Itero Element is a digital scanner that we utilize to take 3D images of your teeth. This eliminates the need for dental goo that can cause gagging and discomfort. It also allows us to more accurately see where your teeth are aligned and virtually simulate where we want them to be.
We are Always Happy to Help
Finding a dentist near you is important. We have proudly been providing Invisalign and beautiful smiles to patients in Salem, Keizer, Aumsville, Monmouth, Dallas, Stayton, Albany, Woodburn and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with Invisalign®, call us today or fill out the form if you prefer. Schedule your FREE Invisalign consult today.