Do you have crooked teeth? Are you looking for a straighter and more balanced smile? Dr. Bryan Bumpas provides Invisalign treatment to patients in Edmond, OK. Dr. Bumpas is passionate about helping patients discover solutions that balance their bite. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to properly brush and floss between teeth resulting in an increase in tooth decay and gum disease. Patients with advanced orthodontic concerns may also experience complex bite disorders like TMJ. Addressing crooked teeth can improve your oral health and stabilize your bite.
Invisalign utilizes clear aligners to straighten teeth over time. This cosmetic dental treatment also offers many advantages over traditional metal braces.
Benefits of Invisalign
Clear aligners like Invisalign aligners are used to correct:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowding of teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Clear aligners can help prevent problems that often arise with crooked teeth, including tooth decay, a misaligned bite, and tooth overcrowding. Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than treatment with traditional metal braces. Adhesives that are used with metal braces may cause staining and make it difficult to brush teeth. The clear aligners can be easily removed so that you can eat and brush your teeth normally.
Treatment with Invisalign
Before treatment, Dr. Bumpas will discuss your oral health, budget, and goals with you to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you and your needs. He takes a dental impression of teeth to create your first custom aligner. You will wear the aligner for 22 hours a day then switch to a slightly different aligner after a couple of weeks. Invisalign aligners are changed every two weeks as teeth shift. Treatment is highly customized as each aligner is mapped out to conform to shifting teeth. Clear aligners should only be removed for eating and teeth cleaning, allowing each set of aligners to quickly and effectively move your teeth.
Is treatment with Invisalign painful?
Invisalign treatment is no more painful than traditional braces. You may feel some mild pressure or discomfort as you adjust to each new aligner, but this fades as your teeth adjust.
How long does Invisalign take?
The length of treatment depends on the patient’s condition and desired results. Most patients will complete treatment in 6 to 12 months. Select cases may be complete in less than 6 months, these are patients who simply need minor tooth movement or treatment for orthodontic relapse. Patients who need more significant tooth movement may take 9 months or more.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the number of aligners needed to reposition the teeth into the desired outcome. We will review all of your treatment costs during an initial consultation. Some patients may qualify for financing that can break treatment into affordable monthly payments.
Contact Our Edmond, OK Dental Office
Do you want to straighten crooked teeth? Try Invisalign treatment. Call Prairie Dental Group for an appointment at 405.254.0656. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Bumpas on our website.