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Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign is an increasingly popular alternative to metal braces that can help straighten patients’ teeth quickly and comfortably. Invisalign has been backed by research and proven to help treat a variety of dental issues in a wide range of patients from teenagers to adults. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth—whether they are crooked, you have a gap, or an over- or over-bite—you may want to consider Invisalign. Our knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to design a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns.
At Platt Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of services, from cosmetic to restorative dentistry. From Dayton, to across the country and internationally, we welcome all patients to experience outstanding customer service and tailored treatment plans. If you are scheduled for Invisalign, or if you would like to ask our staff any questions about this procedure or schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
The Invisalign Process
During your Invisalign consultation, your dentist will take images of your teeth and mouth to determine if this treatment is the best option to address your concerns. If you are a good fit for Invisalign, the images will be sent to a technician in a lab to design and create custom trays for you.
Once the trays are complete, you will need to visit your dentist again to confirm the trays fit you correctly and are properly aligned. Depending on your treatment plan, you may receive additional replacement trays. Most patients have regular appointments about every two to three months to confirm the adjustments and alignments are making correct progress. Patients will see best results if they wear their Invisalign trays for 20-22 hours per day.
Please contact our staff if you experience any discomfort or issues during the adjustment period.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign can address a wide array of issues for patients beyond straightening crooked teeth, including the following:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
Additionally, Invisalign braces are less noticeable than metal braces, and most patients find them much more comfortable than the metal material of traditional braces. Invisalign braces are also removable, so you can also take them off to clean them or your teeth. More than four million people have had successful results with Invisalign.
Caring for Your Mouth After Invisalign
Following your Invisalign procedure, it will not be necessary to make any significant changes to your overall dental maintenance or make any dramatic changes to your diet, but to maintain the longevity of your procedure and help assure you will not need additional oral health maintenance in the near future, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits.
By following these best practices, you will be taking an important step to ensuring that you maintain a strong and healthy smile.
- Brush and floss at least twice daily. When you do brush your teeth, be sure to do so for at least two minutes. Many people do not spend enough time brushing, or attending to cleaning other areas of the mouth, such as the tongue. If you happen to have an aversion to flossing, talk to your dentist about flossing alternatives, such as interdental brushes or flossing picks.
- Be mindful of your diet. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, avoid eating foods high in start or drinking sugary liquids. If you do consume sugar liquids, use a straw to limit the amount of sugar that is exposed to your teeth. It is also best practice to drink water after every meal and swish water to remove deposits of food.
- Schedule visits every six months or more for those with periodontal issues. Besides practicing good oral hygiene habits and being mindful of your diet, the best thing you can do to preserve and improve your oral health is to visit your dentist or periodontist every six months. Doing so allows your dentist to perform a deep cleaning with specialty tools, monitor the status of any procedures you have had performed, and perhaps most importantly, address potential issues before they develop.
Cost of Invisalign
The final cost of your procedure will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the severity of your case and what type of dental plan you are currently enrolled in. Our office does accept cash, most major credit cards, money orders, and personal checks.
If you have concerns about the extent of care required and would like to discuss alternate financial arrangements, please feel free to contact our office to discuss CareCredit. CareCredit helps patients pay for procedures and treatments that are not covered by insurance by offering low minimum monthly payments and No Interest* financing so you can get what you want, when you want it. Applying for Care Credit only takes three simple steps and can provide instant approval.
If you have any additional questions regarding payments, dental insurance coverage, or available financial options, please contact our office and we will be happy to help.
For Beautiful, Healthy Smiles, Contact Us Today!
At Platinum Dentistry, we believe a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, which is why we provide an array of dental treatments to cater to health as well as aesthetics. Our practice utilizes world-class labs that create customized restorations to restore the structure and beauty of your teeth. We take the time to explain and educate our patients about the importance of health care and answer any questions you may have about treatment so you can make the best decision for your smile.
With our attention-to-detail for providing high aesthetic results to restoring the health of patients’ teeth and gums, at Platinum Dentistry you are in experienced hands. Take your first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile today and schedule an appointment by contacting our office by phone at 937.293.3402 or fill out our online form.