Creating Beautiful Smiles Through Teeth Alignment With Invisalign®
Tulsa Dental Center is proud to offer Invisalign® treatment plans for our patients in Tulsa. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. Using the clinically tested and proven Invisalign system, we’ve seen great results for our patients’ teeth alignment. If you have any questions about Invisalign, please feel free to contact us.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an invisible way to get your teeth straightened in Tulsa. Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth, without metal wires or brackets. It has been proven effective in clinical research and dental practices nationwide.
Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner based on your teeth. The aligner is interchanged about every two weeks for anywhere from six up to 18 months. Invisalign looks a lot like a retainer, but it has a different purpose. It’s a clinically proven orthodontic treatment technique for moving and properly aligning your teeth for a beautiful smile.
Invisalign® Comparison With Traditional Braces
Unlike dental braces, Invisalign® provides a convenient method for straightening teeth. Our patients love Invisalign® because it minimizes any interference with your everyday life and requires much less maintenance.
Patients can remove their Invisalign® when brushing, flossing, eating or drinking; this is a significant advantage over the use of braces, which are prone to damage when eating hard or chewy foods. Another major advantage of Invisalign® is their visual appearance.
Tulsa Dental Center patients are able to get their teeth straightened, without embarrassing metal brackets and wires that can draw unwanted attention to the mouth. The name of the product says it all – they really are nearly invisible.
Invisalign® is also easier on the soft tissues in your mouth. Our patients have found that the plastic aligners are very gentle on their cheeks and gums. This is a stark contrast to braces which can contain sharp edges that may scrape or cut the inside of the mouth.
Limitations of Invisalign®
While we do find that Invisalign® aligners can correct a large number of dental problems for Tulsa Dental Center patients, there are still some limitations.
If you need to align a severe malocclusion or a badly aligned bite, we may not use Invisalign® in this instance.
We typically see Tulsa Dental Center patients have the most success with Invisalign® when it comes to teeth that can be tilted into place, but if molars are in need of re-alignment, a different method may be suggested by our team.
Is Invisalign® Right For You?
Part of our commitment to the Tulsa community is to ensure that we always provide the very best recommendations and dental solutions for the individual needs of each patient. For this reason, we would need to complete a comprehensive dental exam before decided whether or not Invisalign® is the right path forward for you.
Every patient is unique, and we will work with you to ensure we provide solutions that are the best possible fit for you.
Frequently Asked Invisalign® Questions
What is an Invisalign® aligner made of?
Invisalign® aligners are made out of a special, patented, flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®. This plastic material is exclusively used on Invisalign® products.
How does Invisalign® teeth straightening work?
Dr. Roulston will create a unique Invisalign® treatment plan that is designed specifically for your teeth. This is based on an initial process of mapping out the movements of your teeth. Next, we will then order a series of Invisalign® aligners, based on a prescriptive design to create the right amount of force over time, and on the right teeth in order to adjust them to the right place.
We’ll walk you through each step of the Invisalign® process to make sure that you are making the right amount of progress, and to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout the process.
What are the benefits of Invisalign® for Teeth Straightening in Tulsa?
The biggest thing we hear from our patients at the Tulsa Dental Center is how happy they are with the visual appearance of their Invisalign® aligners compared to that of braces. Because the aligners are made into a clear plastic piece, they really do become hard to distinguish from your teeth when you’re wearing them.
Invisalign® also provides a better fit than other aligners on the market today, due to the patented thermoplastic material. Not only does this make it easier for you to wear them, it also makes them much more comfortable when compared to other Tulsa teeth straightening options.
What does the Invisalign® process look like?
We begin the Invisalign® process with an initial consultation. Here, Dr. Roulston will evaluate your teeth and will create a step-by-step dental alignment plan; helping you start your smile transformation journey.
Once you have approved your smile transformation plan with our team, your Invisalign® aligners will be created. start to
When your new aligners arrive, you can expect to wear them for 20-22 hours per day. As your teeth straightening treatment progresses, you will also need a new set of aligners to be placed every 1-2 weeks. With each new set of Invisalign® aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into alignment for a beautiful, new smile.
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