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Invisalign

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.

Why do patients throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, turn to Drs. Terry and Mary Ann Work for this treatment?

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The Benefits

Discretion

Unlike bulky metal braces that can be seen from across the room, these clear aligners are barely noticeable. 

Comfort

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.

Convenience

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.

Great Results

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!

​The Basics

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. 

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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.

Invisalign at Dental Works

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 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 us online or calling us at (480) 391-0099.

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Orthodontic treatment has benefits that go far beyond just having a more attractive smile
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Sarah E.

June 2017

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What a wonderful experience from start to finish with this practice. The front office staff was friendly, I was quickly brought back by a welcoming dental assistant and talked through my procedure (root canal �. ) Dr. Terry made me feel relaxed and confident the whole time. He was attentive and worked quickly and asked me at several points along the way if I was doing alright. The office is clean, there are a variety of payment options and everyone was so nice. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking such good care of me. I definitely recommend this practice to everyone and I'll be back for my son's first check up!!

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Francine W.

October 2019

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Dental Works Family Dentistry is by far the BEST dentistry in all of Arizona.  They provide exceptional care, offer a full range of services including general and specialized dental procedures saving you time and money, and utilize the most up to date advanced technologies.  Their staff is extremely caring and sensitive to your needs.  I can't say enough positive accolades about Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann Works.  I've had extensive dental work done from a variety of dentists, and they are the BEST!

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Can Invisalign Help Me?

Clear aligners work best for patients with light to moderate misalignment. If you have severe malocclusion, braces may be better suited to your needs. Invisalign can help patients with:

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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.

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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.

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Destiny F.

November 2019

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I went in for emergency services, I was so happy they were able to fit me in! It was quick, easy peasy and surprisingly a good time! Dr Works and staff are super friendly and funny. I highly recommend this office. Thank you Dr. Works you are my HERO!!!!

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Noam M.

July 2016

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I've had a few mouth things taken care at Dental Works on Scottsdale. Drs Mary Ann and Terry Work have been thorough and pleasure to deal with -- as well as their front desk and assistant staff. The office also has been helpful in figuring out how to maximize my insurance benefits to take care of what i needed fixed. They really care and do a nice job.

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Invisalign Timeline

Treatment usually takes between 12 and 18 months:

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Consultation

When you come in for an initial consultation at our Scottsdale office, we can evaluate your case, determine if Invisalign is a viable option for your orthodontic needs, and take a digital impression of your smile using our iTero® Intraoral Scanner.
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Planning and Fabrication

We will send the digital model of your bite to our partners at the Invisalign lab. The technicians will develop a customized treatment plan for your case, and they will begin manufacturing your aligners. It typically takes between two and four weeks for the lab to complete your aligners.
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Treatment Begins

Once you receive your clear aligners, you will begin your treatment plan by wearing the trays for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Every two weeks or so, you will transition to the next set of clear aligners in the series. Gradually, you will notice your smile beginning to straighten as the aligners gently reposition your teeth.
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Check-Ups

You will return to our Scottsdale office periodically so we can track your progress. The regularity of check-ups is different from case to case, but we typically schedule an appointment every four to six weeks.

Beautiful Smile

Most patients can meet their goals in 12 to 18 months. Your teeth will be straight and you can enjoy boosted confidence and a dazzling smile.

Maintenance

Your results may regress without proper maintenance. It is important to wear a retainer every night. Sometimes, the last set of aligners can works as a retainer, while in other cases, we might need to fabricate a custom retainer for you.

Are Straight Teeth Really That Important?

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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.

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 little over a year, and the caring team at Dental Works will be there with you every step of the way. If you want a straighter smile without the hassle of braces, schedule a consultation today by contacting us online or calling (480) 391-0099. 

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Karen T.

June 2019

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Dental Works never disappoints. I have been a patient for over 20 years and I happily recommend others. Both Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann provide excellent care and are always available to answer questions and offer suggestions. Their professional staff assist and make you feel welcome. Going to Dental Works is a positive experience... plus your teeth look great!!

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Anne C.

October 2019

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It's easy to give this dental office 5 stars.  I have been a patient for several years now and recommend them highly.  Everyone is friendly and makes me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed.  The good-natured humor is an added bonus.

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Invisalign Tips

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Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment:

  • Practice good oral hygiene. The same rules apply during Invisalign treatment. Make sure you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing 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. 
  • Commit to wearing the aligners. If you wear your trays for less than 20 hours a day, your treatment will take longer and may be less effective. 
  • The aligners take a few days to get used to. When you begin wearing your Invisalign aligners, you may speak with a slight lisp. This is normal, and you should be able to speak normally within a few days. Whenever you switch to new trays, you may feel new pressure or mild discomfort. This is also normal and an indicator that the clear aligners are doing their job of gently aligning your teeth.
  • Only drink water while wearing the aligners. Anything other than water can stain the clear aligners. Remove the trays before drinking anything colored.
  • Travel with multiple aligners. If you are going out of town, we recommend bringing your current trays, your previous trays, and your next set of trays. This provides multiple backup options in case you lose a set, and it lets you keep up with your treatment plan if you are traveling when it is time to graduate to new trays.

What Does Invisalign Cost?

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. For more information about the cost of Invisalign, give us a call today.

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Dental Works

Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work are highly qualified to care for your family's smiles: 

  • Affiliated with ICOI and the American Dental Association
  • Sedation dentistry for improved comfort and accommodation of special needs
  • Affordable treatment with CareCredit® financing
  • Comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (480) 391-0099.

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