Straighter teeth are not only more attractive, they are easier to keep clean, maintaining healthier teeth and gums and improving your overall health. When your bite is better balanced and even, it can help prevent tooth loss, tooth pain, gum disease, TMJ pain, and tooth wear and destruction.
You can achieve beautiful, straight teeth without the awkward, obvious metal braces most of us associate with adolescence. At Artisan Dental we offer Invisalign® – a discreet solution that uses a progressive series of temporary clear braces to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. As an Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Andersen has used this system successfully for hundreds of patients and can help you get the results you want.
Invisalign® may be a great choice if you like the shape, size, and color of your teeth, but you don’t like the crowding, spacing, over bite, cross bite or under bite you may have. If you’re one of the many adults who didn’t have braces as a child or you did have braces but didn’t wear your retainer, Invisalign is a wonderful option to straighten your teeth. You wear thin, clear plastic aligners on your upper and lower teeth and change them out every 2-3 weeks. It’s important that you wear them for the prescribed amount of time each day (minimum 22 hours), only removing them to eat, brush, and floss. Patients report minimal discomfort during treatment.
Your aligners are designed for you alone, along with a personalized treatment plan that you and Dr. Andersen will agree upon before you start treatment. Using 3-D computer imaging, you will be able to see your final results before treatment even starts. Most Invisalign® patients complete treatment in approximately one year.
For patients without dental insurance, affordable Invisalign clear braces are available to participants in the Artisan Dental Health Plan.