Invisalign® Short-Term Orthodontics
If you’ve been hiding crooked teeth, why haven’t you decided to pursue a way to get a straighter smile? If you’re like lots of other adults, it’s probably because you don’t want to spend two years with a mouth full of metal! At Eugene Family Dental, we completely understand why you wouldn’t want to wear braces, which is why we offer the most discreet option available: Invisalign!
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic aligning trays that you replace every two weeks with a new, tighter-fitting aligner designed to move your teeth a little bit further toward your goal of a beautiful, perfect smile!
An Invisalign treatment generally takes about twelve months, and during that time you’ll wear your aligners for about 22 hours out of your day. You’ll take them out to eat and brush your teeth, but otherwise they are worn at all times. Consistent wear is the key to getting a stable new smile! The best thing about your Invisalign treatment is right in the name – they’re invisible!
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Many people think that Invisalign is only able to treat minor issues like gaps, minor misalignment, and other very small issues. In fact, Invisalign’s technology has improved over the years to allow for treatment of more severe bite issues and misalignment!
Invisalign can now treat:
- gapped teeth
- open bites
- overly crowded teeth
You’d be surprised how far Invisalign technology has come – we’re sure to have a great and invisible solution to your crooked teeth at Eugene Family Dental!
Getting Started With Invisalign
Your Invisalign treatment begins with an exam at our office. We’ll check to be sure that you’re an ideal candidate for an Invisalign sequence, and we’ll also be sure that your teeth are healthy before we begin. While you’re visiting, we’ll discuss any necessary treatments to be performed prior to starting Invisalign, and you and Dr. Ben can discuss a treatment plan if necessary.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a good fit for Invisalign, we’ll start your treatment by getting a full 3-D scan of your mouth, which is then fed into our amazing Invisalign Outcome Simulator software. Using this amazing piece of technology, we’re able to completely model and predict your end result as well as make any modifications to give you the smile you want! We can even make changes tooth by tooth!
After we model your new smile and you see results that you are truly happy and excited about, we’ll send our scans of your mouth to a dental lab that makes each of your aligners. We usually receive them back within a couple of weeks, and then we’ll have you back for a final fitting – and your journey toward straight, perfect teeth will begin!
During your Invisalign sequence, we’ll have you back for appointments approximately every six weeks. We want to be sure that you and your teeth are moving perfectly and that your oral health is perfect!
You’ll be completely amazed by the look of your new smile at the end of your Invisalign treatment! Whether you just needed one or two teeth realigned or wanted a solution for more serious problems with your bite, we’re confident in the ability of Invisalign to give you a great smile.
Once your treatment is over, we’ll fit you for a retainer that you’ll wear in the evenings. This will help ensure that your new smile stays just as perfect as the last day you wore your clear aligners.
If you’re ready to find out how perfect your smile can be, don’t wait another minute! Take the first step toward a smile you’ll love by calling our office today at 541-484-1235 or by filling out our online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you soon!