What is Invisalign?
Invisalign, known as clear aligner therapy, is best known as braces without all the hassle of brackets and wires, and discomfort of traditional orthodontics. It utilizes patented clear aligner trays that slip over your teeth, which help safely move teeth into a better position both cosmetically and functionally. You can now get the smile that you have been dreaming about without ever placing any “metal” in your mouth, and even without letting anyone know that you are even undergoing treatment. However, we think that you will be so excited seeing the results of the change in your smile that you will probably tell all your friends and family about it.
Belvidere Dental is proud to offer Invisalign, which is the industry’s first and leading clear aligner therapy. They have transformed 7 million smiles and hold over 450 patents for their trays and treatment planning. All of this equates to the best, most comfortable and effective treatment for our patients who want to improve both the function and esthetics of their smile!
Why should I consider Invisalign?
Invisalign therapy is used for a wide variety of smile and bite concerns. Contrary to popular belief, Invisalign treats much more than just esthetic concerns! The goal of this therapy is to transform both the look of your smile as well as improve the overall functionality of your bite. If you are concerned with spacing and gaps in your teeth, cross bite, crowding, or even an overbite or underbite, Invisalign has been proven to correct all these concerns and more. Additionally, there are a lot of health benefits of having your teeth aligned into the correct position which includes less wear on your teeth, fewer broken teeth and even better balance and posture.
How do I get Invisalign?
If you have read this far, you are already on your way to getting your smile transformed!
Step 1: Scheduling an initial consultation.
The first step is to come into our office to have an assessment of your smile with one of our doctors. They will look at your teeth, as well as your bite, and assess any underlying conditions you may have related to cavities and gum disease. They will also look at your goals for the type of smile that you are looking for.
Step 2: Using cutting edge technology to scan your mouth.
After discussing your goals and evaluating your bite, one of our assistants will Scan your teeth using a cutting-edge camera to send to Invisalign. That’s right! since Belvidere Dental only believes in the best for our patients, we will assess your teeth using cutting edge technology which means no messy and uncomfortable impression material, or goop in your mouth. From there you will see an immediate before and after of your own smile with Invisalign.
Step 3: Working with a team of clinicians to make your personalized treatment plan.
Your scan as well as some pictures will then be sent to Invisalign and our doctors will work with a team of clinicians and orthodontists to make a personalized treatment plan to transform your smile!
Step 4: Delivery Day!
This is a big day, and the official start of your personal Invisalign journey. We will deliver your first set of trays and go over everything from aligner wear to home care. Now just sit back and relax and enjoy transforming your smile.
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