Invisalign in Phoenix, AZ

We all deserve to look our best. In fact, many of us invest in a beautiful wardrobe, regular haircuts, and other ways of enhancing our image. Yet, when you have crooked, misaligned, or protruding teeth, no amount of dressing up can hide your smile. If you are in the Phoenix area and want to improve the alignment of your teeth, contact us at Arcadia Dentistry to learn more about your options. 

Many patients consider Invisalign to achieve the perfectly straight smile they've always dreamed of—without traditional metal braces! As a professional adult, you won't have to meet new clients or host important meetings with unseemly "train-track" orthodontics. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign works by custom fabricating a sequence of invisible, comfortable, and removable clear plastic aligners that slowly and gently push your teeth into proper alignment. The Invisalign lab creates your aligners based on an impression of your teeth for a customized and correctly fitting aligner.  

Invisible braces can fix mild to moderate dental issues, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

During your initial consultation with Dr. Milana, we will create a 3-D impression of your teeth and gums to visualize your smile treatment plan and make your custom aligners. The aligners should be worn every day, except during eating, brushing, and flossing. You change your aligner approximately every two weeks, but your dentist will provide a more customized timeline.  

Invisalign therapy can last for several months or up to two years, depending on your orthodontic issues. After treatment, your dentist creates a custom retainer to help maintain your newly straightened smile.

Invisalign is a favorite at our Phoenix office, and many patients ask us about this discreet orthodontic option.

Is Invisalign my best option?

Invisalign starts with an exam and orthodontic chat in our dental office. Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums, talk to you about your smile goals, and decide based on findings.

If Invisalign does not give you a smile you were hoping for, your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment or even pretreatments to help make you a candidate.

At Arcadia Dentistry, we are committed to helping you find solutions for your smile.

How can Invisalign help me?

Invisalign clear aligners shift the alignment of your teeth by applying gentle, precise, and controlled force across the treatment timeline. Depending on the treatment plan, Invisalign can be more effective than traditional metal braces. Your dentist will let you know.

Many of our Arcadia patients enjoy Invisalign for multiple reasons, including:

Improved appearance
Because they're virtually invisible, Invisalign clear plastic aligners won't be the first thing people notice about you. This makes them especially attractive to adults who may not want to call attention to themselves or their orthodontics.

Improved hygiene
Since invisible braces are removable, you don't have to eat or drink while wearing braces. The main advantage of this is that patients never have to worry about trapped food particles or staining. Brushing and flossing are more comfortable without navigating around wires or brackets, which can ultimately leave our patients with better oral health than metal braces. 

Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces due to the soft plastic material and smooth edges. Conventional metal braces can cut the gums and teeth or be painful after visiting the dentist to adjust wires and brackets.

Is Invisalign expensive?

The cost of Invisalign varies for many reasons, including any pretreatments, the complexity of your misalignment issues, and insurance coverage.

Some patients require pretreatment to make them better candidates for Invisalign. These pretreatments may include extraction, professional teeth cleaning, or treating any overlooked oral health issues. In some cases, the treatment may be complex and last for up to two years, impacting cost.

If you have an orthodontic benefit on your insurance, it may cover at least some of the treatment. A member of our team will break down the costs for you, so there are no surprises.

How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?

Current technology has changed our lives in so many ways—it's exciting to be living in the future.

Dentistry is one area where advanced equipment and techniques can improve the lives of our Phoenix patients by speeding up treatment times and reducing costs and any discomfort. Time after time, we see how clear plastic aligners fulfill the needs of patients interested in upgrading and beautifying their smiles (without metal braces). We are more than happy to inform you of how this system can straighten your teeth in style. 

There's no clear-cut number that applies to everyone; there are many variables to consider before an accurate figure can be determined. Some patients only have a few minor flaws that can quickly be resolved in just a few months, while other patients may need more complex treatment, which increases the treatment time.  

Dr. Milana has to consider how misaligned your teeth are first. Mildly crowded teeth can be treated in just six months, while moderate crowding could take around a year or 18 months. The more severe the misalignment is, the longer the treatment time will be.

Dr. Milana may recommend metal braces for complex cases. The gaps and spaces between your teeth can also be corrected using plastic aligners.  Dr. Matthew Milana can provide all the information you may want, especially if you're considering improving your smile.

We love answering questions; we believe patients should be active participants in their own oral health and not just told how to think or what to do. Patient education is one of our main goals with each patient, and we are always more than happy to sit down and go through a procedure with you. In fact, we enjoy it.

Do You Offer Invisalign Alternatives in Phoenix?

Yes!  At Arcadia Dentistry in Phoenix, Dr. Milana offers Smart Moves® invisible aligners. Smart Moves make small, gradual adjustments to teeth. Patients use Smart Moves to correct minor crowding or gap issues. This system is ideal for patients who have had braces before but are experiencing a relapse in teeth alignment.

This is also perfect for patients with minor orthodontic issues and would simply like a straighter smile or less crowding.

When you come in for your Invisalign consultation, ask your dentist about Smart Moves. It may be a fantastic option for those with less complex cases. And just like Invisalign in Arcadia, this is a discreet orthodontic option that relies on clear aligners for treatment.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation in Arcadia

If the thought of invisible, removable, and comfortable orthodontic treatment sounds perfect to you, give our Phoenix dental office a call. At Arcadia Dental, Dr. Milana works together with our patients to identify and fulfill your smile goals.