Invisalign in Fayetteville, AR
A comfortable, beautiful smile can give you added confidence both in professional and social settings. Having misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious, but poor teeth alignment is important to more than just your appearance. Misalignment can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean and to create proper restorations to repair your smile. It can also make it difficult to eat the foods you love and may cause sensitivity due to a misaligned bite.
Orthodontic treatment can reduce or eliminate these complications and give you the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.
What Is Invisalign?
Many patients approach us, wanting to improve the appearance and function of their smiles, but feel apprehensive about traditional orthodontic brackets and wires. Having visible orthodontics makes some people feel self-conscious. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we wanted to provide our patients with a solution they feel comfortable with, so Dr. Beth Bowen decided to offer Invisalign!
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear aligners that apply gentle and constant force to gradually move your teeth into alignment. They are crystal clear, smooth, and removable, providing unsurpassed convenience and exceptional results.
How Invisalign Treatment Works
We will first schedule an exam for you with Dr. Bowen that will allow her to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign works best for older teen and adult patients. It can be used to correct overbites, underbites, open bites, overcrowding, overlapping teeth, and crossbites.
We start by taking impressions of your teeth and planning your treatment. We will take x-rays, digital images, and send them to our Invisalign lab to create your clear aligners. We will also schedule follow-up appointments every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and deliver your next set of aligner trays. Treatment time depends on the complexity of your case. Dr. Bowen will give you an estimate at the start of your treatment.
Once treatment is complete, you will need to wear an orthodontic retainer to maintain your smile. Failure to wear a retainer may mean that your teeth drift toward their original location.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Your aligner trays will be removable. That means that you can eat without dietary restrictions and take them out to brush and floss your teeth. Wearing them for at least 22 hours per day will ensure that your treatment stays on track, but wearing them should be easy because no one will notice you are wearing them!
Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. Most patients get used to wearing them very quickly and are pleased with their results. Many patients say they wish they had done it sooner!
Contact Us to Schedule an Invisalign Consultation!
Contact our Fayetteville, AR dental office to learn more about how Invisalign can improve the appearance, health, and comfort of your smile!
We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your oral health goals.