Using a series of customized, clear, removable appliances, Invisalign braces straighten your teeth without the need for wires and brackets. Since Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, hardly anyone will be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth. Our Medford Oregon dentist is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, and along with our certified staff, will help you understand the process of using Invisalign braces. Using the Invisalign treatment plan, along with 3-D computer software, custom sets of plastic aligners will be made that move your teeth in small increments. Each aligner, as few as 12 or as many as 48, is precisely calibrated and made to fit your mouth at each stage of your treatment plan. Worn for about two weeks, your aligners are only taken out to eat, brush and floss.
Providing expert and compassionate dental care, our Medford Oregon dentist will take dental impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth that will be sent to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan in order for a computer to create a three-dimensional model. Custom software will then simulate the movement of your teeth in stages. Your simulation will be reviewed online and, once approved, a plastic resin aligner is made for each stage of treatment and shipped to our dental office, Dental Excellence. Depending on how involved your case is, normal treatment time is about one year and, when complete, retainers are made from a similar plastic material and typically needed to be worn, at least at night. With our expert staff focused on your satisfaction and comfort, Invisalign braces can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
The most apparent advantage of Invisalign braces from our Medford Oregon dentist is cosmetic, which makes the method especially popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the usual look and discomfort of traditional metal braces. Unlike with Invisalign, 50% of patients who wear metal braces develop tooth decay because they can’t be removed for eating and cleaning, and they prevent accurate x-rays from being taken. Computerized treatment planning is an essential part of the Invisalign braces procedure as this allows you to actually see your projected smile design, learn how long the treatment will most likely take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision as to whether Invisalign is right for you or your family.