A modern approach to straightening teeth
At Hawkins Family Dentistry, your comfort and happiness are our top priority. If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth and continue eating your favorite foods while brushing and flossing normally, then Invisalign clear aligners are for you.
*Dr. Hawkins is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.
What issues can Invisalign correct?
- Gap teeth
- Open Bite
- Crowded teeth
Clear aligners can correct many issues with regard to the way teeth are aligned.
The Invisalign difference
While traditional braces straighten teeth and also treat the issues listed above, there are trade-offs as well. With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following:
- Pain, discomfort, mouth sores, or injuries caused by the brace wires
- Tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing)
- Plaque buildup
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating
As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices of giving up popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzels, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.
How does Invisalign work?
The first step in the process is to come in for a consult with your dentist. If Invisalign is an option, you will have x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth taken in order to develop a custom treatment plan.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of clear aligners are made just for you. You will then wear a series of aligners until you achieve the results you want.
You can remove them to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace the aligners your teeth gradually shift. The entire process start to finish usually takes about a year.
There are many benefits to straightening ones smile. Most think that orthodontics is simply a cosmetic solution; however the benefits of correcting bite issues go far beyond aesthetics.
If you are worried about the potential cost of Invisalign teeth straightening, we want you to know that we are proud to offer our patients in-office financing options so you don’t have to choose between your other responsibilities and your dental health. We can help you get the dental care you need and can afford.