Straighten your smile without braces using Invisalign treatment

At Whiting Dental, we are excited to offer teeth straightening and alignment alternatives to traditional metal braces with Invisalign. We are pleased to provide this service at both practices located in Mesa and San Tan Valley, Arizona. 

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is a type of orthodontia made to fit the patient’s teeth perfectly. It is made of clear plastic, so it is not visible when worn. Invisalign is a popular alternative to conventional orthodontia because it is more comfortable and does not require metal braces. 

How are Invisalign trays made? 

Invisalign is created by using a computer program to map the teeth of the patient for whom it is designed. Based on this information, plastic trays are specially made to fit each tooth. A thin layer of plastic separates the upper and lower teeth; as the patient moves their jaw, they will wear new trays that line up with the new positioning of their teeth. 

Why should I choose Invisalign? 

Some patients also choose Invisalign because they don’t want metal or wires in their mouths. Braces can be uncomfortable and cause chafing of the lips and cheeks, which is why it may seem like more people have Invisalign than conventional braces today. There’s no denying that Invisalign trays are easier to wear and less noticeable. Additionally, Invisalign trays are not as bulky as braces, which is why many people opt for this type of orthodontia. Braces can make talking and eating difficult because food may get stuck in the wires or metal brackets. This treatment is especially appealing for children who are teased about wearing braces or adults who feel self-conscious because they think their braces will cause them to be teased. 

Furthermore, Invisalign trays are designed so that patients can continue to enjoy everything they love doing – including consuming foods that wouldn’t be possible if one wore braces with wires and brackets that could potentially poke into the palate or cheeks. Comfort is key and compliance to achieve the desired results as advertised. 

How Does Invisalign Work? Is It Different from Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces use wire-connected metal brackets to apply controlled pressure on teeth to move them to the desired alignment. These have long been used in dentistry, effectively addressing multiple teeth and bite problems. 

Invisalign doesn’t use metal appliances to perfect your smile. This orthodontic system uses removable, custom-fitted trays to straighten your smile. Since the aligners are created using transparent trays, Invisalign offers a discreet solution where you align your smile without anyone noticing.

What Dental Issues Can Invisalign Help with?

Invisalign has undergone tremendous improvements since its invention, and today, it can help resolve numerous dental issues, including:
– Overcrowded teeth
– Gapped teeth
– Overbite
– Underbite
– Crossbite
– Open bite
– Crooked/misaligned teeth

Does Invisalign Affect What I Eat?

When straightening teeth with braces, crunchy, sticky, and chewy foods are off the limit because they can get stuck between wires and brackets. In contrast, Invisalign allows you to eat virtually anything you want because you simply remove the aligners and wear them back after finishing your favorite meal. 

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

On average, Invisalign takes about 12-18 months, although the speed depends on compliance with usage and the extent of your orthodontic case. 

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers many benefits, including:
– Comfortable 
– Discreet 
– Faster results
– No dietary restrictions
– Undisrupted oral hygiene
– Suitable for patients with metal allergy

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign may cause mild pain and tenderness for the first few days as teeth move from their current positions. However, after the adjustment period, expect a comfortable procedure because Invisalign trays don’t have sharp edges or protruding wires to irritate your soft tissues. 

How do I learn more about Invisalign? 

San Tan Valley and Mesa, AZ patients, considering teeth alignment with clear aligners, are welcome to book a consultation visit with Drs. Whiting and Stauffer to discuss their options. With two convenient locations, we can assist with this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions for the smile. You can reach us by calling our Mesa office at (480) 870-4400 and our San Tan Valley practice at (480) 870-4499.

Dr. Ben Whiting

Dr. Whiting

Dr. Stauffer

Dr. Stauffer

At Whiting Dental, Dr. Ben Whiting and Dr. Scott Stauffer are committed to providing patients in and around San Tan Valley and Mesa, Arizona, with exceptional dental care right in their hometown. With a collective wealth of experience and extensive training in a diverse array of dental services, these highly regarded dentists have earned the trust and admiration of both colleagues and patients alike for providing modern dental solutions for the whole family. Renowned as board-certified dental professionals, Drs. Whiting and Stauffer seamlessly integrate cutting-edge advancements in dentistry with a personalized touch, fostering a relationship-driven, multigenerational practice.