Invisalign treatment in Ballwin and St. Louis, MO straightens smiles discreetly
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you feel like crooked teeth, gaps, or other alignment issues with your smile are holding you back but are hesitant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment with braces, Invisalign® treatment may be just right for you. At The DentaLink, we love helping our patients in the Ballwin, St. Louis, Chesterfield, Manchester, Des Peres, Creve Coeur, Mehlville, Oakville, Sunset Hills, and surrounding MO communities achieve the beautiful, straight smiles they deserve.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign has truly revolutionized the way we are able to correct tooth and jaw alignment issues. Rather than using metal bracket-and-wire braces that place pressure on all of your teeth at once, Invisalign therapy uses a series of custom-made invisible aligners that place gentle force on one tooth at a time until your teeth and jaw are in their optimal position. It may sound like this would extend your treatment time, but the average patient completes their Invisalign therapy within an average of just 12 months! After your treatment is complete, you simply wear a comfortable retainer at night while you sleep to maintain your great results.
Issues Invisalign can treat
Invisalign can be a great option for patients with mild to moderate:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
It is important to note that Invisalign may not be the best choice for more severe cases of misalignment and Fastbraces may be preferred instead (traditional orthodontic treatment may be required.)
Getting started with Invisalign
The first step in achieving the terrific smile you’ve always wanted is to schedule your personalized consultation at The DentaLink. One of our dentists will examine your teeth, discuss your treatment goals, and take digital images of your mouth to show you what your end results will look like—before you even begin treatment! If you agree that Invisalign is the best path for you, we will electronically send your treatment plan to the Invisalign laboratory, where they will fabricate your series of aligners based on these precise digital images. Once your aligners are ready, you will pick them up at our office and we will go over everything you need to know about taking care of your aligners, how often to wear them, and what to expect. You will come into the office for quick and painless check-ups throughout your treatment so we can monitor your progress.
To get started with your Invisalign journey, call The DentaLink today to schedule your initial consultation! Our Ballwin office can be reached at (636) 496 8584 and the number for our St. Louis office is (314) 334-1474.
Invisalign® clear retainers at The DentaLink
What is Invisalign®?
Hello, my name is Dr. Allan Link, I’m a partner at The DentaLink, and I have been doing Invisalign® clear retainers right from the beginning when the first general dentists could do it.
I took the course and had been doing them ever since, and the reason is that it takes away the fear of smiling with the traditional brackets and wires.
Invisalign® is essentially invisible to people that you’re talking with.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
They are so easy and user-friendly that it never affects speech. It does not affect you if you’re a musician playing a horn.
As far as its user-friendliness, nothing can compare, and that takes away one of the biggest roadblocks of getting Invisalign®.
The other thing is hygiene. As I had mentioned, it is so much easier. You can snap these out, clean, floss, and put them back in.
The teeth have no real reason to get cavities or chalky white blotches like traditional braces.
What are the benefits of Invisalign® over traditional braces?
Invisalign® can treat at least 80% of the normal orthodontic cases. Some cases still have to have bands and brackets.
They tend never to need extractions because teeth are slenderized rather than taken out.
With the advancements in Invisalign®, it’s now a much faster process, so most cases are finished in a year to a year and a half.
And that’s because of the new advancements in the materials of the trays and the different little things that they do with the software.
The ease of cleanliness, the fact that nobody knows you have them, and as they can treat so many cases without extractions are great reasons to go with Invisalign®.
Visit us at DentaLink to get the beautiful smile you always wanted.