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With over 10 million happy patients worldwide, Invisalign® clear aligners have transformed orthodontic care so patients can achieve the straight, beautiful teeth they have always wanted without the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. At The DentaLink in Ballwin and St. Louis, Missouri, we are proud to offer this convenient and effective teeth straightening option. Patients are often curious about the steps involved in Invisalign® therapy – read on to learn more!
During your initial consultation, Dr. Allan Link or Dr. Andrew Link will examine your teeth, talk with you about your goals for your smile, and answer any questions you have about the Invisalign® process to determine whether this treatment is right for you. If Invisalign® is not the best choice, we offer other orthodontic options such as Fastbraces to transform your smile. If you are ready to move forward with Invisalign®, digital impressions of your mouth are taken to create a precise 3D model of your teeth and jaw. The Invisalign® laboratory then uses this to create your customized series of aligners.
Once your aligners are ready – typically a few weeks later – you will return to the office to pick them up. We may place small, clear attachments on your teeth that help the aligners stay in place. We will go over all the details you need to know about wearing and caring for your aligners during your initial fitting.
As your treatment progresses, you will switch out your aligners every one to two weeks as they gradually shift your teeth into the ideal position. You will come into the office for periodic checkups so we can evaluate your progress, but these are quick, painless, and adjustment-free.
After your series of aligners is complete, you are free to enjoy your brand-new smile! We will give you a clear retainer to wear while you sleep that will help you maintain excellent results.
At the DentalLink, you will be taken care of under the expert guidance of Dr. Allan Link and Dr. Andrew “Drew” Link. A dynamic duo who seek to provide the people of their community with sustainable health remedies and care.
Bringing with him 35 plus years of providing oral care, Dr. Allan Link is a proud alumnus of Duke University and the Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Andrew Link studied at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has been recognized by medical associations such as the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.