Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. Invisalign systems are literally invisable--no more metal grids. Made of clear plastic, the Invisalign system is custom fit to each patient's teeth. A series of clear plastic aligners are then utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part.
Like traditional braces, the Invisalign system gradually straightens the teeth, upper and lower, to a healthier, more attractive new you. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear. Invisalign does not take longer than traditional braces, but the lengthof treatment depends upon the severity of each patient's dental condition.
What are the Advantages to Invisalign?
Whichever method one
How does it work?
Does a Doctor need any Specialized Training to Treat with Invisalign?
Dr. Redmond has attended and completed a comprehensive training program to become certified in the various requirements necessary for treating all type malocclusions in patients with Invisalign.
How Long does Treatment take with Invisalign?
As with other orthodontic options, treatment times will vary depending on the complexity of your case. The average treatment time is about a year to year and a half.
We would be glad to give you a complimentary exam, at which time we can take a look at your concerns, estimate your length of treatment and answer any other questions you may have.
What are the Steps involved with Invisalign?
Schedule an appointment with our office
We take Impressions of your Upper and lower teeth, photographs of your face and teeth and Dr. Redmond writes the treatment plan and everything is sent to Align technology
Using 3-d computer imaging technology, your treatment plan is converted into a series of precisely customized aligners
You wear each aligner for at least two full weeks, then switching to the next set of aligners in the series.
You return for appointments typically once every six weeks--this way Dr. Redmond can be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
How Often Must I wear the Aligners?
The Aligners MUST be worn day and night (24 hours a day for 7 days a week), except when eating, brushing and flossing.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
Unlike most orthodontic options that have some sharp edges, Invisalign's smooth plastic aligners are not sharp or abrasive to the inside of the mouth the way other orthodontic appliances can be.
Because aligners move the teeth incrementally over two to three week periods, any soreness is typically mild and subsides within a few days.In contrast,otherorthodonticappliances may require more forceful (and painful)changes because adjustments are only made at each appointment.
Are Their any Restrictions on Eating or Drinking?
No, The Aligners are removable, so you can still enjoy your favorite food, snacks, and drinks.
Will the Aligners Affect my speech? .
Almost never. The Aligners are made in such precise detail that they contour exactly to your teeth and gums, do not cover any portion of the roof of your mouth, so there is no speech problem. You will be continue your daily schedules without anyone knowing that you actually have BRACES!
What does Invisalign Cost?
As with other orthodontic options, the cost will be based on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment.
We don't want the investment to prevent you from having the smile you have always wanted.During the initial examination, Dr. Redmond will determine the complexity of your case, the estimated length of treatment, and the investment for your treatment. We offer a variety of options to suit your individual needs. All of this will be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Typically, a dental insurance policy that covers orthodontics will cover treatment with Invisalign as well.
Are Financing Options Available?
Yes. Our office has different financing options available.
Has Invisalign been Reviewed by the FDA?
Yes, the FDA has cleared Invisalign as a Class II medical device for orthodontic treatment.
of North Little Rock, AR. We make beautiful smiles a reality. Quality dental care provided by Dentist Charles Redmond and staff at our beautiful AR office. Providing a wide array of dental procedures including Implant Restorations, Fillings, Crowns, Whitening, Bridges, Smile Makeovers, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, and many other services. All of this available in our convenient Dentist office in North Little Rock, AR.