Our main service page answers the question “What is Invisalign treatment?” In short, Invisalign aligners are an amazing way to make orthodontic adjustments to your bite and your smile. They’re fast, effective, and comfortable.
Now that you’re familiar with the system’s premise, you may be asking yourself, “how does Invisalign treatment work?” Here at our office, we want you to be absolutely comfortable and informed about every treatment process you receive, and Invisalign clear aligners are no exception.
How Can I Find an Invisalign Dentist Near Me?
If you live in the Las Vegas area, you’re in luck! Wagner Dental is an Invisalign provider who serves the citizens of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, Blue Diamond, Henderson, and surrounding areas.
We’re not only happy to answer any questions you may have about Invisalign treated teeth, but we’ll also offer you a free consultation with our excellent team members! This consultation can help you decide if this treatment option is right for you.
Making a Custom Treatment Plan
During your consultation, we help you understand your orthodontic options and create your personal treatment plan.
Choosing the Right Option for You
There are several Invisalign alternatives, including traditional braces or mail-order orthodontics. Some of the differences are discussed below.
Traditional Braces | “Should I get Invisalign or braces?” This is one of the classic questions we get, regarding orthodontic adjustments, and for good reason. Both Invisalign braces and traditional wire braces are effective.
They do, however, have some very different pros and cons. In the question of Invisalign aligners vs. braces, the Invisalign system’s benefits include:
- Comfort. The Invisalign aligners involve no wire, no brackets, and no regular wire-tightening.
- Speed. The Invisalign system has been shown to be generally faster than traditional braces.
- Flexibility. Because Invisalign trays can be removed, you can still eat what you want and participate in your favorite activities.
- Invisibility. The Invisalign system earned its name for a very good reason. These alignment trays are clear, and very difficult to see—even when you’re looking for them.
- Ease. When moving to the next stage of your treatment, you don’t need to come into the office for an adjustment. Simply remove your current aligner and replace it with the next in the series.
Mail-Order Orthodontics | When comparing companies such Smile Direct Club vs. Invisalign clear aligners, the mail-order option is certainly cheaper and may seem like a great deal. However, faster and cheaper is not always better. Invisalign reviews are much more positive regarding health-related results, and Invisalign results are consistently better than mail-order aligners.
Having an Invisalign trained doctor oversee your treatment, make adjustments to the process when needed, and regularly check that your teeth are healthy as they move can prevent pain, tooth damage, and unsatisfactory end results.
Custom-Fitting Your Aligners
After working through your options and choosing Invisalign clear aligners, the next step is to take a scan of your mouth. Our office uses the latest in dental technology to get the most accurate results possible.
From this scan, we get a precision-perfect digital model of your teeth. We can use this model to decide exactly where your teeth need to be, and what the most ideal path will be to get them there.
That plan decides the shape of your aligners.
The Invisalign Process
When you receive your aligners, the first set of the series will be the most closely fitted to your current smile, with some minor adjustments to push your teeth in a new direction. Once those aligners fit your teeth perfectly, you’ll move onto the next set, then continue this process until the final set helps move your teeth into that perfect straight smile.
After treatment, you’ll be given an Invisalign retainer to make sure your teeth remain in their new position.
Your Invisalign Treatment Results From Wagner Dental
If you follow the upkeep guidelines given to you by our trained staff, including the regular wearing and proper cleaning of the alignment trays, then you’ll soon have both the smile and bite that you’ve been looking forward to.
Our office is more than happy to answer any questions you have. We have also included a few common answers here.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
There may be an odd feeling or sensation as your teeth are slowly moved by the treatment, but you should not experience Invisalign aligner pain beyond the discomfort of getting used to the process. If you do experience severe pain, contact us immediately.
Does Invisalign treatment work?
Yes! It not only works, but it works well and with proven results.
At what age can you get Invisalign treatment?
Standard treatment is designed for an adult mouth, but the Invisalign system does have adapted options for younger patients. Ask us about Invisalign aligners for kids and invisalign teen.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
This depends on what your teeth need, but the average time is about twelve months.
Can Invisalign clear aligners fix overbite?
Yes, they can. Although the extent to which this is possible depends on a number of factors, including severity. At your consultation, we can discuss this issue with your individual case in mind.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The average cost of Invisalign braces depends on your specific individual orthodontic needs. We’ll be happy to discuss the Invisalign cost and financial options with you when you come in for your consultation.