Invisalign in Tulsa, OK

Invisalign

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth gradually and discreetly. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, making them a convenient option for teens and adults.

The treatment begins with a 3D scan of the patient's teeth, which helps create a customized series of aligners that are replaced every one to two weeks to guide teeth into their desired positions. Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and typically require fewer orthodontic visits than braces. Their ability to straighten teeth effectively while being virtually unnoticeable makes Invisalign a popular choice for those seeking a more discreet and comfortable orthodontic experience, ultimately leading to a straighter smile and improved oral health.  


The Benefits of Invisalign 

Aesthetic Appeal and Discreet Treatment

Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear, smooth plastic that fits snugly over the teeth, making them nearly invisible. This aesthetic advantage appeals to adults and teens who prefer a more discreet orthodontic treatment.

Unlike traditional braces with conspicuous metal brackets and wires, Invisalign allows individuals to undergo teeth straightening without drawing unnecessary attention to their dental realignment process. This subtle approach to orthodontics helps patients maintain their professional and social confidence throughout the treatment period. 

Comfort and Convenience

Two of the standout features of Invisalign are its comfort and convenience. The aligners are custom-made using 3D digital imaging technology, ensuring a precise fit that minimizes irritation to the gums and cheeks.

Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat their favorite foods without restrictions and maintain regular oral hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing. This removable feature simplifies dental care appointments since there are no brackets or wires that require adjustments.  

Predictable and Customized Treatment Plans

Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment by our trained dentist in Tulsa, OK, who utilizes advanced 3D imaging to create a personalized treatment plan. This technology allows patients to visualize the projected outcome of their treatment before it even begins, providing confidence in the anticipated results.

Each set of aligners is carefully designed to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position according to the treatment plan. Regular progress checks with our dental provider ensure that the teeth are moving correctly and adjustments are made to achieve optimal results.  

Improved Oral Health

Beyond cosmetic benefits, Invisalign contributes to improved oral health. Misaligned teeth can lead to dental issues such as difficulty cleaning between teeth, increased risk of gum disease, and abnormal wear and tear on tooth surfaces. By straightening teeth and correcting bite alignment, Invisalign in Tulsa, OK, helps alleviate these concerns, making it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene practices and reducing the likelihood of dental complications in the future. Patients undergoing Invisalign treatment often experience enhanced gum health and reduced tooth decay, contributing to long-term oral wellness. 

How Does Invisalign Work? 

  • Your journey with Invisalign begins with a consultation with our dentist, trained in providing Invisalign treatment. During this appointment, our dental professional will evaluate your teeth and discuss your treatment goals to determine whether Invisalign is the right option.  
  • If Invisalign suits your needs, 3D digital scans or impressions of your teeth are taken. This non-invasive process provides a detailed, accurate representation of your teeth and bite. 
  • Using the 3D digital scans, a customized treatment plan is created. This plan outlines the gradual movement of your teeth from their current position to the desired final position. Thanks to advanced computer software, you can even preview the projected outcome of your treatment before starting. 
  • Based on the treatment plan, clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth. They are crafted from smooth, BPA-free plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. 
  • Depending on our dentist's recommendation, you will receive a series of aligners, each to be worn for about one to two weeks. Each aligner in the series is slightly different, so gentle pressure is applied to specific teeth to move them into alignment over time gradually.  
  • Approximately every one to two weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Each new aligner continues gently shifting your teeth according to the treatment plan.  
  • During your treatment, you will have periodic checkups with our dentist to monitor your progress and ensure your teeth are moving as planned. If necessary, adjustments to your treatment plan may be made.  
  • Once you have worn all the aligners in your series, your teeth should have reached their desired positions. Our dentist may recommend wearing a retainer to maintain your new smile and prevent the teeth from shifting back. 

Invisalign represents a modern approach to achieving a straighter smile without the inconvenience and visibility of traditional braces. Visit Tulsa Time Dental Design at 3747 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74112, or call (918) 416-6828 to explore if Invisalign is right for you and embark on a journey to achieve a straighter, healthier smile that enhances both your appearance and oral well-being.