Invisalign® Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ
Do you want to improve your smile by achieving straighter teeth? When your teeth are aligned well, it becomes easier for you and your dentist to thoroughly clean your teeth. Clean, healthy teeth lead to good overall oral health and help prevent serious diseases.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Thanks to modern dentistry, it’s now possible to achieve a beautiful straight smile discreetly and conveniently. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth over time. These trays are made of a durable plastic material that fits perfectly over your teeth and are practically invisible.
Traditional braces consist of thick metal wires and brackets that can easily poke your gums and cause oral pain. With Invisalign, there’s no need to schedule frequent visits to have them tightened, because Dr. Hatch will provide you with multiple sets of clear aligners that conform to your teeth as they shift.
Invisalign is good for people whose teeth are:
- Overbite/ underbite
The Invisalign Process
Aside from being discreet and pain-free, Invisalign is also a faster way to correct your teeth than braces. The clear aligners can straighten your teeth in as little as 12 months. The process of Invisalign is simple, so you can spend less time at our office and more time living life how you want to.
Step 1 — If you’ve decided Invisalign is the right option for you, the first thing you’ll need to do is come into our office for your initial consultation. Once you’re here, Dr. Hatch will provide you with all the details of Invisalign as well as answer any questions you have.
We’ll also take digital images of your teeth to ensure you receive the correct aligners and to show you what your teeth will look like after the Invisalign process is complete.
Step 2 — As soon as your clear aligners have been created, you’ll come back to our office to pick up and try on your first tray. Dr. Hatch will ensure it fits properly and provide you with necessary care instructions.
Step 3 — You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks. You can have them sent directly to your home, or pick up your next sets from our office every six to eight weeks when you come in for your scheduled check-up exams.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you may remove them while eating or drinking to avoid staining. We recommend wearing them for at least 20-22 hours a day for them to be effective, but removing them for special occasions and contact sports is okay.
Invisalign vs Mail Order Aligners
Clear aligners are the most popular way to straighten your teeth, and other companies have started to create their version. Most of these companies operate solely online, which eliminates the accuracy you receive when a professional dentist examines your teeth.
If your aligners become even the slightest bit off during your treatment, they can cause damage to your teeth that’ll be costly to reverse. Receiving Invisalign from a dentist like Dr. Hatch allows your progress to be tracked when you come into our office for your checkups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign hurt?
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is designed to comfortably fit your teeth and won’t cause any pain.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Each insurance provider is different, and some may cover more of the treatment cost than others. Contact your provider directly to find out how much Invisalign will cost you.
How do you clean and maintain your Invisalign trays?
Cleaning and maintaining your trays is an important part of the process. The easiest way to clean them is with a toothbrush and toothpaste, but we also offer a special solution to clean them with.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
Since braces can be bulky and uncomfortable, it’s likely you can replace yours with Invisalign. Talk to Dr. Hatch about making the switch at your next appointment.
Is Invisalign removable?
Yes, Invisalign is removable, but we recommend wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day.
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
The treatment process can take anywhere from 12-18 months depending on the alignment of your teeth.
What can’t I drink and eat while wearing Invisalign?
We recommend only drinking water while you’re wearing Invisalign, but you can take them out to eat and drink whatever you’d like.
Can you drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?
We don’t recommend drinking alcohol while you’re physically wearing your aligners due to the staining factor, but you may take them out to consume your beverage.
Can you drink coffee while wearing Invisalign?
Since coffee can stain your aligners, simply remove your Invisalign to enjoy your cup of coffee.
Receive Invisalign from Dr. Hatch in Mesa, AZ
If you’re ready to receive a beautiful, straight smile, contact our friendly staff at 480-525-6000. Dr. Hatch will be happy to answer any additional questions you have about this treatment and discuss how it can transform your life.