There’s nothing better than having a straight, healthy, and beautifully aligned smile. Not only does it boost your confidence, but it decreases your risk for certain dental problems (i.e. TMJ, tooth decay, gum disease, etc.). At ProSmiles Dental, our team of professionals is pleased to offer our patients Invisalign® clear aligners as a way to realign and straighten crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth. This versatile solution has undergone years of research to ensure patients receive outstanding results. If you would like to set up a consultation and learn more about the Invisalign® difference, contact our office today!
As the creators of Invisalign, Align Technologies spent years studying, researching, and refining what we now know as Invisalign clear aligners. These clear, plastic trays have transformed millions of smiles (more than 8 million with 1.4 million being teenagers).
Using the world’s largest 3D printing technology, the company began using SmartTrack® material in 2013 to create more comfortable aligners that offer more precise and accurate results.
The benefits of Invisalign make it difficult for interested patients to opt for an alternative orthodontic solution. When presented with the green light for treatment by your dentist, you can expect to experience the following:
With Invisalign aligners, you can expect your trays to be three things: discreet, transparent, and removable. Unlike metal brackets and wires that shine a spotlight on your orthodontic treatment, Invisalign trays are made of a clear, plastic material, making them virtually undetectable to others. This is a welcome alternative to both teens and adults who are self-conscious and would rather avoid a mouth full of metal.
Apart from its discreet design, the trays are much easier to navigate in day-to-day life. Whether you play sports, an instrument, or are remaining diligent with your oral hygiene routine, you can easily remove your aligners. This makes it much easier to engage in normal activities without trying to maneuver around metal brackets and wires.
More than 8 million people have experienced the flexible and fast results only Invisalign can provide. Its unique and sleek design causes little to no irritation to your soft oral tissues, and its customized fit makes it more comfortable to wear daily.
At ProSmiles Dental, we use the iTero Element 2 Scanner to take impressions of your smile that produce a high-resolution image that you, the patient, can easily see on a nearby monitor. Using this image, our team will make corrections in real-time that will have you seeing your new and improved smile long before you ever receive your first set of aligners. This makes for more satisfied patients as well as eliminate the need for cold, messy dental putty to capture impressions that may or may not be as precise and accurate.
With more than 450 patents, Align Technologies uses SmartForce® Attachments and SmartTrack® material to create the most comfortable and accurate aligners. With SmartForce® attachments, these small, tooth-colored appliances are placed onto your teeth, allowing your Invisalign trays to latch onto and begin to gently move your teeth. These help to make the shifting process easier and more comfortable, apply the right amount of pressure without too much force.
In addition to SmartForce® Attachments, the company also uses SmartTrack® material, which makes it easier for patients to insert and remove their trays. Undergoing 8 years of research and development, Align Technologies managed to create aligners that are now more comfortable, gentle, and provide greater accuracy than other clear aligner systems.
Many of the do-it-yourself (DIY) kits that are available require patients to create their own impressions and offer no professional guidance throughout treatment. If a problem occurs, there is no one to turn to. However, with Invisalign, your smile is continuously monitored by a dentist at ProSmiles Dental, ensuring you achieve the best results.
You can also expect there to be fewer revisions when seeing a trusted Invisalign dentist. Why? Because the technology used to create the impressions and the aligners make it more likely for you to achieve a comfortable fit that moves your teeth in the right direction. The results are far more predictable than a DIY aligner kit. Not to mention, your dental insurance will likely cover all or a portion of your Invisalign treatment. With cases starting as low as $2,499, it is one of the most affordable solutions for patients.