Invisalign® Dentist in Scottsdale - Dr. Ronald K.Thompson - Invisible Aligners & Clear Braces
Thanks to Invisalign®, it’s now possible to straighten your smile without metal braces. Scottsdale Dental Care is proud to be a preferred provider of this exciting and innovative tooth-straightening technology. Invisalign® uses clear custom-built alignment trays to gradually correct crowding, overbites, under-bites, cross-bites and excessive spacing.
The Benefits of Straighter Teeth
Though the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth will surely inspire a more confident smile, aesthetics are far from the only benefit. For starters, straighter, more evenly spaced, teeth are more conducive to healthy gums. When teeth are crowded along the gum line, the gums can’t fit securely around each tooth and periodontal (gum-related) problems may develop such as gingivitis and periodontitis
. Furthermore, straighter teeth are generally much easier to keep clean. Crowded teeth can create bacterial havens that can cause tooth decay and gum disease over time.
Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces
Compared to metal braces, Invisalign® offers many advantages. For starters, as the name implies, Invisalign® is virtually invisible. The comfortable plastic trays are clear and barely noticeable. Another major advantage of Invisalign® is that it’s fully removable. As an Invisalign® patient, you won’t have to abide by a litany of food restrictions; simply remove the trays and eat what you want! The removability of Invisalign® also makes it easier to thoroughly clean your teeth, promoting better overall oral health.
Getting Set Up With Invisalign®
Your Scottsdale Invisalign® dentist will help you develop your treatment plan. The first step involves the use of 3D imaging technology to create a blueprint for your first set of wearable plastic trays. At Scottsdale Dental Care, Dr. Thompson uses CEREC imaging technology, a much more comfortable and efficient alternative to ceramic molds (impressions). Once the imaging is complete, your data is sent to Invisalign® lab technicians who will create a treatment plan. Once the plan is approved by your dentist, production will begin on your first set of wearable plastic trays. You’ll visit your dentist every four to six weeks (less frequently than you would with metal braces) to monitor progress. As progress is made, a successive series of new trays will be issued.
Questions about Invisalign®?
If you have any questions about this innovative approach to orthodontic treatment, then we encourage you to contact our office
to request an appointment time or use our convenient online form