How Can an Invisalign Dentist® Help Me?

Invisalign Dentist Tucson, AZ

Individuals with crooked teeth and improper bite formation can seek help from an Invisalign dentist® to correct their smile. This unique treatment utilizes clear aligner trays that can straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces and with less discomfort and inconvenience. While clear aligner trays may not be appropriate for some cases, many patients can experience positive and effective results with this type of treatment.

The benefits of choosing Invisalign® clear aligner trays

While traditional braces are useful in straightening teeth and correcting the bite, the brackets and wires associated with them can be unsightly and uncomfortable. In addition, it can be difficult to properly clean around these devices, as they are attached to the surface of the teeth.

Invisalign® trays are clear and custom-made for each individual, so they are often completely unnoticeable by others. They are also easily removed for eating and cleaning, ensuring a more thorough oral hygiene routine. The system offers other perks as well:

  • Faster results than some other aligner tray options
  • Digital scans instead of unpleasant molds and impressions
  • Better comfort and fit with SmartTrack® material composition

Candidates include a variety of patients ages 6 and up looking for a straighter smile. A visit with an Invisalign dentist® can help determine if a patient is truly qualified for this type of treatment.

The Invisalign® treatment process

There are a few basic steps in straightening teeth with Invisalign® trays. While the average time is less than two years, the length from start to finish varies based on a patient's history and needs.

Consultation with an Invisalign dentist®

A certified dentist will conduct a basic examination of the teeth and gums to determine if the patient is a good candidate for Invisalign®. The dentist should discuss insurance and payment options, projected length of treatment, and any concerns the patient may have.

Creating a custom treatment plan

Once it has been determined that the patient qualifies for clear aligner trays, an Invisalign dentist® will perform a digital scan of the patient's mouth. This process, known as iTerot® scanning, provides a precise and accurate image of the teeth and gums to create each custom tray needed. This technology is also used to show the patient a digital image of the anticipated finished smile once treatment is complete.

Wearing and caring for Invisalign® trays

Patients who use clear aligner trays should wear them between 20 and 22 hours every day for timely and effective treatment. However, the trays should be removed for all eating and drinking, as well as oral hygiene practices. Patients should thoroughly brush their teeth after eating before replacing the Invisalign® trays and should clean the devices regularly.


An Invisalign dentist® can help a variety of individuals looking for straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. Unlike other clear aligner tray options, Invisalign® offers unique digital scanning through iTerot® and better comfort and fit with SmartTrack® material. Patients who follow the recommended practices while wearing these clear aligner trays can get faster results, less irritation and a more discreet treatment process.

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