The demand for cosmetic dental procedures has never been greater. Teeth-straightening advances like Invisalign have made it easier for patients like you to get the results they want without the traditional hassles. To ensure that you get the best treatment possible, you need an orthodontist who has experience working with this cutting-edge teeth straightening technology. |
Having crooked teeth can make you self-conscious and less confident, no matter what your age. While traditional braces are effective, they are rarely the best option for adults, those with busy lifestyles or people who are sensitive to pain or discomfort. Clear, comfortable and easy-to-use, Invisalign aligners are the best non-invasive dental corrective option available. With them, you can enjoy your favorite foods, remove them when necessary and continue your routine with little or no interruption. According to a survey done by Align Technology, fully 90 percent of Invisalign patients said they would recommend the treatment to a friend or family member.
The Invisalign website is the best place to begin your search for a provider. Each listed dentist or orthodontist is a licensed and registered professional who has undergone training in the use and application of Invisalign technology. On the site, you can search for a provider in your area to give you an initial consultation and administer your treatment. Best of all, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that each doctor’s information has been reviewed for accuracy.
Invisalign providers have one of two designations: Premium Provider or Premier Provider Elite. While a dentist or orthodontist with either can provide you with quality treatment, an Elite provider has treated more patients and is therefore you best option for top service. While searching for a provider, you can also see who has a proven track record of treating teen patients. This can ensure that your teen feels comfortable with their doctor and treatment plan. Once you find the right Invisalign provider, asking a few key questions during your consultation will help you understand more about this popular clear braces treatment. Inquiring about the treatment process, how it works and your specific treatment plan give you the information you need to prepare for your future custom fitting. Many patients only have to visit the dentist once every six weeks, which can be a real time saver if you have a busy schedule. In addition, insurance plans frequently cover a part of the cost which can be offset with a qualifying FSA plan.
The benefits of having straight teeth also extend to your overall health. Overcrowding or excessive spacing between teeth can put a strain on your gums, causing them to become red or swollen. Likewise, crooked teeth are often more difficult to clean, increasing the propensity for plaque buildup or tooth decay. This can lead to serious health conditions, including: heart disease, diabetes or even stroke due to oral infection. With straight teeth these risks can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.
If you’ve always dreamed of having healthy beautiful teeth, Invisalign is the easiest and most convenient way to make that dream a reality. Now that you know how to find a great provider and which questions to ask, you’re just a step away from a new and improved smile.
Sources: U.S. Service Data 2009. Align Technology, Inc.; American Dental Association. Oral-Systemic Health
Author Jillynn Stevens recommends Invisalign of Utah, home of Dr. Doug Crosby and Utah's only Super Elite Invisalign Provider and one of only 14 in the United States.
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