Metal braces are painful, embarrassing, and terribly inconvenient. Invisalign®, however, is comfortable, completely unnoticeable, and suits every lifestyle. Whether you’re an adult or teenager living in Flagstaff, Arizona or one of the surrounding areas, Dr. Williams can help you straighten your teeth without the unwanted attention that braces attract. Find out if Invisalign is right for you: click or call to schedule your consultation at Northern Heights Dental.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the worlds most advanced clear aligner orthodontic system. By utilizing a series of 3D printed clear aligners Invisalign can correct your smile and bite just like the old brackets and wires.
How are the Invisalign aligners made to fit my mouth?
We begin your smile makeover with a digital scan using the Itero Element, the official scanner. This let’s Dr Williams create a digital version of you. Using the scan Dr Williams will map your Invisalign treatment from start to finish, this allows Invisalign to 3D print a series of aligners that will create your new beautiful smile and ideal bite.
How long does treatment usually take?
Invisalign orthodontic treatment timelines vary based upon the needs and wants of the individual, on average most treatment times range between 3-24 months
Do I have to change my diet or how I clean my teeth?
With Invisalign you can have the smile you want without the interruptions, this means no changes are required to your diet or home care regimen.
Are the aligners hard to care for?
Invisalign aligners are very simple to clean and care for. If you know how to brush your teeth, you already have all the skills you need for wearing Invisalign.
Can you see it?
Invisalign aligners are exceptionally discreet and very difficult to notice. Invisalign holds over 450 patents and is the world leader in clear aligner technology, thanks to their dedication and research your aligners will be next to invisible.
Does Invisalign hurt?
No, there are no painful adjustments like braces and wires. By utilizing the latest in digital scanning and stereolithography your Invisalign aligners will only apply small controlled forces to each tooth resulting in optimal comfort during treatment.
Can I straighten my teeth with Invisalign if I have a dental implant?
Yes, Invisalign aligners can be created to ensure that no forces are applied to the implant during orthodontic treatment.