Our patients come with all different lifestyles and priorities. You play an active role in gaining your new smile, and Dr. Peterson listens to your needs as he creates a treatment plan with you as the priority. Invisalign is a great choice for our patients who want to straighten their teeth without the look or some of the inconveniences of traditional braces. Lucky for you, Dr. Peterson is your provider for Invisalign in San Tan Valley AZ and Queen Creek AZ!
Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign, but it can treat a wide range of cases that include crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, and open bite. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Peterson will do a thorough exam and create a customized treatment plan that may include an option for Invisalign. In most cases he can start the process of your treatment that day by taking a detailed scan of your teeth using his iTero scanner. This scanner eliminates the need for traditional impressions by capturing a 3D image of your teeth. Dr. Peterson can then show you the model on the computer, and he can even create an interactive 3D image of your new smile before you begin treatment.
Once Dr. Peterson has created an individualized treatment plan for your Invisalign, he will order your first set of trays. Invisalign uses several advanced technologies to make your trays as comfortable as possible. SmartTrack material was created just for Invisalign to ensure your trays fit perfectly around your teeth, move properly, and straighten more quickly. Each tray is trimmed individually to create a good fit along your gumline.
At your next appointment, your provider for Invisalign in San Tan Valley AZ and Queen Creek AZ will deliver your first set of trays and make sure they fit comfortably before you leave the office. He will also give you instructions on how to wear your trays. Typically patients wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks for about 20-22 hours per day, and are instructed to take the trays out when eating or drinking anything other than water. Other common instructions include brushing your teeth before re-inserting your aligners and cleaning the aligners with the special Invisalign cleaning system frequently.
Dr. Peterson will see you every six to eight weeks during your treatment to make sure your teeth are responding as expected and to make tweaks in your treatment as needed. He will also deliver your next set of trays and make sure they fit comfortably. During your treatment you can eat all foods, play all sports, brush and floss as usual, and experience fewer emergencies than patients with traditional braces. Even better—most people probably won’t even notice you are straightening your teeth. The aligners are basically invisible!
Once you have completed your treatment and Dr. Peterson deems your smile as complete, our team will take another scan of your teeth and create a set of retainers to keep your smile straight for years to come. You will be eligible for our Smile on…Forever! program, which means if you lose your retainer you can obtain a new one for a small copay when you bring the 3D model of your teeth into our office. All full-treatment cases come with one year of retention to ensure your retainers are fitting comfortably and doing their job.
Although Invisalign is often thought of as an adult treatment, but teens and children can be eligible as well. Compliance is very important when using this method; it is up to the patient to wear the trays. As such, Invisalign has created blue compliance indicators that show parents and Dr. Peterson if the patient is wearing his or her trays correctly. As long as the aligners are worn correctly, patients of all ages can perfect their smile with Invisalign!
Recently some companies have begun offering clear aligners to patients directly, bypassing an orthodontist. While these options may be appealing for their cost benefits, they take out an important piece of the puzzle. Moving your teeth means moving biological material within your body. If not done correctly, this could cause problems such as tooth and gum loss, a changed bite, and other irreversible and expensive damage. Click here to learn more about trusting these companies with your health.
Invisalign has created more than five million beautiful smiles. Will yours be next? Visit your provider for Invisalign in San Tan Valley AZ and Queen Creek AZ for your complimentary consultation today!