Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
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. With Invisalign, you can improve the health and beauty of your smile without sacrificing your appearance.
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
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
How should I care for my Invisalign aligners?
- Rinse your aligners and your teeth before reinserting the trays
- Soak your Invisalign once a day
- Brush your teeth and your aligners in the morning
- Place your aligners in a protective case when you’re not wearing them
- Don’t let the trays come into contact with hot water or heat
While Invisalign treatment requires little maintenance, following the above-mentioned guidelines will ensure you avoid damaging your trays and get the most out of your treatment.
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign may be right for you. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignment issues without changing your appearance or your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hatch by calling (480)525-6000. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Hatch will examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.
What if I lose, break, or damage an aligner. What should I do?
In the meantime, you can use your previous set of aligners to ensure your teeth aren’t shifting out of place. Don’t try to fix the aligners at home, as this typically doesn’t work and may only set you back on your projected treatment time.