Invisalign: A Comfortable, Discreet Alternative to Braces
Invisalign® is a discreet alternative to traditional braces that uses nearly invisible aligner trays to help you achieve your goals. These custom-made, clear aligners are removable and can straighten your smile quickly without interrupting your daily life. At Fine Dentistry in Chandler, AZ, Dr. Henry Phan offers this popular and effective treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Phan is a preferred provider and provides traditional Invisalign treatment, as well as Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express.
A Quicker Path to Straighter Teeth
One of the most well-known cosmetic dental treatments, Invisalign is a convenient and efficient method for straightening teeth. This treatment uses smooth, clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that come in a series. Each tray will have a slightly different shape to gently shift your teeth into proper position. This system can often achieve similar results to braces in almost half the time, and generally has minimal impact on your everyday life. Since the aligners are easily removable, you can take them out to brush and floss your teeth, as well as when you eat.
Unlike traditional braces, it is easy to maintain your oral health and keep your dental appliance clean throughout treatment. There are also no limitations on what you can eat, and no need to worry about food caught in your brackets. Most patients at our practice experience few changes to their routine during their treatment and are able to participate fully in the activities they love.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign has become a trusted procedure, providing effective results for over two decades. The customized clear aligner system can be used to treat many common concerns such as:
- Gapped Teeth
- Overbite (upper teeth bite too far over the lower teeth)
- Underbite (lower teeth protrude past the front teeth)
- Open Bite (some teeth do not make physical contact with opposing teeth)
- Rotated Teeth
While Invisalign can address a variety of cases, from minor misalignments to more moderate concerns, it may not be advised for certain patients. During your initial consultation, you can discuss your options with Dr. Phan and design a treatment plan suited to your needs.
A Customized Treatment Plan
Before starting your treatment, Dr. Phan will meet with you to map out a precise treatment plan, including how your teeth will move and your expected timeline. During the consultation, he can show you a preview of your new smile so you know what to expect.
Straighter teeth can not only improve your confidence, but your overall health as well. As a preferred provider of Invisalign, Dr. Phan can offer this popular, state-of-the-art treatment for you on-site.
Invisalign consists of a series of aligners, which you usually replace every one to two weeks. On average, a typical treatment lasts 15 months, during which time you will see Dr. Phan every three weeks. For best results, you should wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.
Maintaining Your Smile After Invisalign
When your treatment is complete, Dr. Phan will fit you for a Vivera® retainer to maintain the position of your teeth. The retainer is custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as your clear aligners. Following a consistent oral health care routine is important to preserve the health and appearance of your smile after Invisalign. Be sure to maintain proper hygiene and schedule regular appointments at our office. Many patients also choose to undergo teeth whitening for an extra enhancement once their treatment is complete.
Budgeting for Your Treatment
Invisalign treatment cost is comparable to braces. The cost of your treatment will typically range between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on your concerns and goals. Some insurance plans cover Invisalign treatments. Our office also accepts third-party financing through CareCredit® to help you cover out-of-pocket expenses.
Achieve a Straighter Smile
Straighter teeth can not only improve your confidence, but your overall health as well. As a preferred provider of Invisalign, Dr. Phan can offer this popular, state-of-the-art treatment for you on-site. Contact our office online or call (480) 726-6545 to start planning your Invisalign treatment today.