Are you looking for an experienced Invisalign dentist in Phoenix? Arizona Biltmore Dentistry is proud to offer comprehensive Invisalign for adults and teens at our family practice. Here you can enjoy personalized care that fits your busy schedule—with a team you already know and trust!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an “invisible” type of braces that uses a series of clear aligners—instead of brackets and wires—to move your teeth. You wear each pair for about two weeks before progressing to the next set. Pair by pair, your aligners gently nudge your teeth into alignment.
Developed over 20 years ago, Invisalign provides proven, predictable, and efficient results for people with mild to severe crowding and gaps.
Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
Most of our Phoenix Invisalign patients prefer them over traditional braces because of advantages like:
The convenience and discrete nature of Invisalign make them a popular choice for adult orthodontic therapy. Teens make great candidates, too! Progression of teeth movement occurs by changing out aligners, you won’t have to schedule “adjustment” appointments. Enjoy fewer and shorter trips to our office throughout your Invisalign experience.
One of the most common questions people have is, “How much does Invisalign cost?” There are several varying factors that can influence the total price of Invisalign in Phoenix. Here are just a few:
Alternatives to Invisalign
The most common alternatives to Invisalign are traditional braces, ClearCorrect, and many more. Depending on how your teeth fit together and the budget you’re working with, some teeth alignment systems may be better for your situation.
During your evaluation, we’ll discuss the advantages or disadvantages that you’ll want to consider, based on your needs. From there you’ll be able to make an educated decision about selecting the best braces (even if it’s an alternative to Invisalign) for you and your family.
What is the Process for Getting Invisalign?
Thanks to unique planning software, Invisalign allows you to virtually preview your results before the treatment is scheduled to start.
During your exam, our Phoenix Invisalign dentist will evaluate your bite, your oral health status and scan your teeth, take photos and submit these records for Invisalign to determine approximately how many sets of trays will be needed to align your smile. Each set of aligners is worn for two-week intervals. Since Invisalign is digitally planned, Invisalign will be able to create a workup that shows what type of results you can expect and to determine approximately how long it will take to achieve your goal. You’ll have a good idea of what to expect before committing to anything.
Once you approve and pay for your case, the aligners are printed and shipped to our practice. There’s no need to visit an off-site orthodontist’s office.
How Long do I Need to Wear Invisalign Correctors for?
Wearing your Invisalign trays as directed will help you reduce the overall time requirement of your orthodontic treatment. Our patients with minor tooth misalignment who are straightening their smiles for minor aesthetic reasons may be able to complete Invisalign in just 4-6 months. However, most traditional bite alignment is completed in about 12-24 months.