Invisalign services offered in Ontario, OR
If you’d love a straighter smile, but don’t want to spend a year or more with a gleaming metallic grin, InvisalignⓇ might be a great solution for you. This innovative alignment system is among the services available from Ben Peterson, DDS, and the team at High Desert Dental in Ontario, Oregon. To explore all that Invisalign has to offer, schedule a consultation online or over the phone today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. The entire process is guided by proprietary software that creates highly customized treatment planning for each individual.
Many people prefer Invisalign over metal braces due to aesthetics. The clear plastic aligner trays are virtually invisible while you’re wearing them, and you can always remove your aligners for photos or special events.
Others love the ease of performing dental hygiene routines without having to carefully brush and floss around metal brackets, hooks, and wires. The components of metal braces create many places for plaque and bacteria to hide, which can cause cavities to develop.
Invisalign trays are also far easier on your gums and other soft tissues than brackets and wires. There’s no need to use wax to cover sharp areas, and you won’t need to book special visits to repair broken wires or lost brackets.
Can Invisalign treat all types of alignment problems?
Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Mix of baby and permanent teeth
- General misalignment
There are some cases where metal braces offer a better solution than Invisalign. Because the components of metal braces are affixed directly to your teeth, they can create specific forces that Invisalign trays cannot accomplish. During your consultation, you’ll learn if Invisalign is a good option for you, and you can even see what your smile will look like after treatment.
What is it like to go through Invisalign treatment?
During your initial visit, an intraoral camera gathers digital imaging of your teeth and bone tissue. That data is used to create your customized treatment plan and guides the fabrication of your aligner trays.
Once your trays arrive, you’ll return to learn how to put them in and take them out. Wearing your aligners around the clock is an essential part of treatment. They should only be taken out during meals and while brushing and flossing your teeth.
You’ll switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks. This allows new pressure to be introduced that shifts your teeth incrementally closer to ideal alignment.
If you’re curious about Invisalign and want to learn more, online scheduling is fast and convenient. You’re also welcome to call or stop by the office to set up your appointment, so don’t delay.
iTero Digital Scans
Ditch the uncomfortable process of getting molds made of your teeth. The iTero digital scanner takes imaging of your mouth to the next level.
Within minutes you will have a complete 3D model of you mouth. The color imaging will be used for the rest or your restoration process.
Diagnose & Educate
Your dentist will use your digital scans to create a treatment plan for your restorative process. You can view the scans with your dentist, and see what is needed.
Once you begin treatment additional scans can be taken to show the progress of your restorative treatment.
Your HD Smile is around the corner!
Give us a call to schedule an appointment to see how we can transform your smile using iTero.