Metal braces can straighten crooked teeth, but they make many patients feel self-conscious and physically uncomfortable.
Invisalign® offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Treatment is easy and the trays are virtually invisible.
You don't need to see an orthodontist. Drs. Terry Lee and Mary Ann Work offer Invisalign treatment at their Scottsdale, AZ, practice.
What Is Invisalign?
This orthodontic treatment utilizes a series of clear, removable mouthpieces to incrementally straighten teeth. The process begins with a consultation at the Dental Works office in Scottsdale, AZ, serving greater Phoenix. Our dentists can make a digital model of your bite, which will be sent to a lab where your aligners will be fabricated.
You must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. You should only remove your aligners to brush, floss, eat, or drink. About every two weeks, you will transition to the next aligners in the series. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the aligners gradually shift your teeth and produce a beautiful, healthy smile.
Unlike bulky metal braces that can be seen from across the room, these clear aligners are barely noticeable.
Braces can be rough on the lips, cheeks, and tongue. Invisalign aligners are made from comfortable material that fits snugly around your teeth, so they won't disturb the soft tissues inside your mouth.
The aligner trays are removable, so you can take them out before meals and enjoy any foods you choose. You can also remove the aligners before brushing and flossing, with no need to change your techniques.
For mild to moderate misalignment, this treatment is equally effective as traditional braces. You can achieve a symmetrical, healthy-looking smile in as little as 12 months!
You Don't Need an Orthodontist to Straighten Your Smile
While considered an orthodontic solution, one significant benefit of Invisalign is you do not need to see an orthodontist for treatment. Most patients with mild to moderate malocclusion can straighten their smiles at our Scottsdale practice.
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Everyone is always amazing, asking after my son even when he isn’t there. Very collaborative about my Invisalign goals to ensure I’m 100% satisfied. Every single person in the office is warm and welcoming.View on Google
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How Does Invisalign Fit My Smile? The Clear Trays are Customized To Your Teeth
Invisalign Is Worth Considering If...
You Value Discretion
If you desire straight teeth, but can't stand the idea of wearing braces, the clear aligners of the Invisalign system can produce excellent results without affecting your appearance.
You Are Responsible
The aligners are removable, so you may be tempted to remove them too often. You must commit to wearing your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day in order to achieve the best results in a timely manner.
Your Case is Mild
If you have severe malocclusion, Invisalign treatment may not be strong enough for your case. Traditional braces may be better for your needs. You can count on us to only recommend this treatment if it's right for you.
You Are In Good Oral Health
Oral health issues like gum disease or tooth decay may need to be corrected before Invisalign treatment. Our dentists will assess your oral health at your consultation to determine if you can start Invisalign.
Our Dentists Can Help You Correct Ortho Relapse Did You Know Invisalign Can Help Those Who Have Already Had Braces?
If you had braces in the past but failed to wear your retainers regularly, your teeth may have shifted over time. Invisalign can be a great solution to get your perfect smile back again. Whether you've had braces in the past or are looking into orthodontics for the first time, contact our Scottsdale office to request a consultation.
Are You Ready to Learn If You're a Candidate? Request Your Consultation With Our Dentists
At Dental Works in Scottsdale, AZ, the husband-and-wife dental team of Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work truly care for their patients and love helping them achieve amazing smiles. We are committed to uncompromised excellence in cosmetic dentistry and always seek to exceed patient expectations. We have helped many patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the greater Valley of the Sun straighten their teeth with Invisalign.
We want to help you, too. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, schedule a consultation today by contacting our Scottsdale, AZ, dental practice.
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Does Invisalign Really Work?
What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign can discreetly create a straighter, healthier smile in about one year.
Are You Ready to Begin Treatment? Contact Us Today!
With today's orthodontic technology, there is no reason for anyone to go through life suffering from a misaligned smile. If you find yourself feeling reluctant to smile in pictures because you are self-conscious about your teeth, you owe it to yourself to consider Invisalign. Invisalign can discreetly give you a straighter smile in a little over a year, and the caring team at Dental Works will be there with you every step of the way.
Contact our Scottsdale, AZ, practice today if you want a straighter smile without the hassle of braces.
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Caring for Your Aligners How To Ensure Your Smile Stays Healthy During Treatment
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
The same rules apply during Invisalign treatment. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. You should remove your aligners before brushing or flossing.
Clean Your Aligners
You should rinse the clear aligners whenever you remove them to prevent the growth of bacteria. You can also gently brush the aligners with a toothbrush to clean them, but make sure you are not too rough.
Avoid Hard Bristles
Avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes while cleaning your aligners. The bristles can scratch the surface and give your aligners a cloudy appearance, making them more noticeable when worn.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures
Avoid using extremely hot and cold temperatures while cleaning your aligners. Since the trays are made of plastic, extreme temperatures can warp the design and affect your treatment timeline.
Keep Them in a Safe Place
Always have a safe place to put your aligners when you remove them. Lost or damaged aligners will need to be replaced immediately to not delay treatment.
I've Lost My Aligners What Do I Do?
Contact us. Lost or damaged aligners need to be replaced immediately. Not wearing your aligners as instructed risks your teeth moving out of the proper position and delaying your treatment timeline. Our dentists will assess where you are within your treatment and may suggest moving on to your next set of aligners.
Are Straight Teeth
Really That Important?
Yes! Orthodontics is about more than just having a beautiful smile. While the cosmetic results of Invisalign are great, orthodontics can have profound benefits for your oral health. For example:
A straight smile is easier to clean.
When teeth are misaligned, they can be difficult to clean properly when brushing or flossing. Food particles and bacteria can more easily get stuck in crooked teeth, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious dental issues.
Orthodontics help you avoid TMJ disorder.
Crooked teeth often lead to an incorrect bite. As a result, you may be overcompensating to achieve a comfortable bite without even knowing it, which can put excessive strain on the jaw muscles. This can cause TMJ disorder and painful symptoms such as headaches and neck pain.
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The Dental Works Difference Why Patients Choose Our Practice
We believe going to the dentist should be a relaxing experience. While not needed for Invisalign treatment, we offer sedation to ease any nerves during other procedures that may accompany your Invisalign treatment, such as a root canal.
Both of the dentists at our Scottsdale office are committed to continuous learning. They consistently attend continuous education courses and stay up-to-date on the latest dental trends and technology to provide the best service to their patients.
Care for the Whole Family
No matter your age, Drs. Tracy Lee Work and Mary Ann Work can help you achieve a functional and beautiful smile. The teeth of adults and children can differ greatly, making our office unique in its treatment of both cases.
What Does Invisalign Cost? Typically Similar To Braces
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient based on the severity of the misalignment. Typically, Invisalign does not cost significantly more than braces. Today, many insurance plans contribute to the cost of Invisalign.
At Dental Works, we work with patients to make dental care as affordable as possible. We work with many insurance providers and offer monthly payment plans in partnership with CareCredit and Sunbit. For more information about the cost of Invisalign, give us a call today.