If you are looking for an Invisalign dentist you can trust in the MidWest City, Oklahoma area, you have come to the right place.
Mid-Del Complete Dental Care is a leading dental provider of Invisalign teeth straightening services to teens and adults throughout MidWest City, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Call us today at 405-622-8748 to schedule a consultation and evaluation to determine if Invisalign is the best choice for straightening your (or your child’s) teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a near-invisible alternative to metal braces for straightening misaligned or crooked teeth. The Invisalign teeth-straightening technology was first introduced in 2000 and has been used to treat more than 1,000,000 people to date. It is an increasingly popular option for people who want to enjoy straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile without having to endure the discomfort or visible appearance of metal braces on their teeth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment consists of placing clear BPA-free plastic aligner trays snugly over your teeth for two weeks at a time. Each set of aligner trays is custom-designed to shift the position of teeth slightly. Every two weeks, the Invisalign aligner trays are replaced with a new set of trays that will cause your teeth to shift position a little bit more until the desired alignment is attained.
Invisalign treatment typically lasts anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the amount of straightening needed. The trays must be worn at least 22 hours each day to be effective, but can be removed during meals.
Invisalign is proving to be an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including:
Gapped Teeth: Gaps between teeth due to missing teeth or abnormal continued growth of the jawbone can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Overbite: Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth and can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Underbite: Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. Underbites can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars and cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Open Bite: Open bite occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. An open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, speech impairment and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Overly Crowded Teeth: Teeth crowding occurs when there is insufficient room within one’s jaw for all teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time and make one more prone to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and gum disease.
Crossbite: Crossbite is a condition where the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned, causing one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. Corset can cause teeth to wear down prematurely, gum disease and bone loss.
Advantages of Invisalign Treatment Over Braces
While both braces and Invisalign can help straighten teeth, Invisalign offers a number of advantages over braces.
Braces are highly-visible metal brackets that are glued to your teeth, and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. Invisalign, on the other hand, is designed to be invisible.
For adults or teens who tend to be self-conscious, Invisalign offers a number of advantages over braces:
* The ability to retain your natural appearance with invisible aligner trays
* Invisalign aligner trays are removable, whereas braces must be worn permanently for an average of two years.
* Since Invisalign trays can be removed, it is easier to brush your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. With braces, food particles can easily get stuck in the braces and can be difficult to remove.
* No discomfort or embarrassment from metal wires.
* Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dentist/orthodontist. With braces, patients typically must see their dentist / orthodontist once a month; with Invisalign, you only need to see your dentist / orthodontist every 6 weeks or so.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Before beginning Invisalign treatment, you will need to meet with your dentist or orthodontist to determine if Invisalign is right for you and address any questions or concerns you have about the treatment, insurance or costs.
If, after a consultation, you decide to proceed, your dentist or orthodontist will administer x-rays and tooth impressions to create a customized Invisalign treatment plan. We will create a series of custom-fit clear aligners to wear over your teeth every day. (The aligner trays may be removed at meals and when you brush and floss.)
You must replace your Invisalign aligners every two weeks for a fresh set. You will also meet with us in our Midwest City, Oklahoma office every six weeks or so to review and evaluate your progress.
Full treatment usually lasts about one year for adults. For best results, wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day. Once the treatment is complete, you will have a confident new smile!
How Much Does Invisalign Treatment Cost?
Invisalign treatment costs are comparable to traditional wire braces, with an average range of $3,000 - $8,000. The total price depends on the individual level of treatment necessary.
Your treatment costs may be covered under your insurance plan. If you have a Flexible Spending Account, Invisalign can also qualify for medical reimbursement.
To find out whether Invisalign teeth straightening treatment is right for you, give Mid-Del Complete Dental Care a call today at 405-622-8748. We will be happy to evaluate your personal needs and discuss your options.
Mid-Del Complete Dental Care 1900 S. Air Depot Suite 1, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110 405-622-8748
Office Hours Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dental Professionals of Oklahoma, PC
Mid-Del Complete Dental Care welcomes patients with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to receive dental services, we would be happy to provide one. Please contact us at 405-622-8748 to let us know how we may be of assistance.