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Invisalign – Denison, IA

Achieving a Straight Smile Couldn’t Be Easier

A person holding a clear aligner.

At 32 & You, we offer many orthodontic solutions for patients with misaligned teeth, noticeable gaps, rotated teeth and uneven bites. However, that doesn’t mean you have to resort to using traditional metal braces just to address them. With Invisalign in Denison, IA, it’s easier than ever to realign your teeth into a straighter position and do so in less time overall. If you want the fastest solution out there for mild to moderate levels of misalignment, consider giving our dental office a call today!

Why Choose 32 & U for Invisalign?

  • iTero Digital Impression Technology In-House
  • Experienced Dentist with 400 Hours of Orthodontic Training
  • Personalized Treatments Designed to Meet Your Needs

How Does Invisalign Work?

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To start, Dr. Bygness will begin your Invisalign consultation by capturing detailed digital impressions of your smile. These will then be used to create your custom aligners. Each pair is designed to represent a different stage of your treatment. Simply wear the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours per day over the next two weeks, then move on to the next pair in your series. With each set you complete, your teeth slowly shift closer and closer to their straighter position. Every six to eight weeks, you’ll come back to our dental office so we can confirm that your teeth are shifting as planned. After you complete your series, you’ll need to wear a clear retainer for the next year to ensure that your teeth do not relapse (or shift back) to their crooked position.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

A woman holding a clear aligner.

Not only does Invisalign not make use of any metal materials whatsoever, but the trays are completely transparent. This means you don’t have to make significant changes to your appearance just to straighten your teeth. Furthermore, the average treatment time for Invisalign falls between 12 and 18 months, but this can vary depending on the severity of your misalignment. Even for severe cases, you can expect treatment to be a fraction of what is needed for traditional orthodontics.

Since the trays are removable, you can even eat the foods you want and you don’t have to make changes to your oral care habit just to accommodate them.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

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If you need to have severe misalignments resolved, it’s possible that Invisalign may not be the right treatment for you. However, advancements in the treatment have made it more possible than ever to treat complex cases, including those which involve misaligned bites. During your consultation, Dr. Bygness will confirm if Invisalign is the best treatment for resolving your unique case. Additionally, it’s important to note that you need to stay compliant with wearing the aligners or else they will not effectively shift your teeth as planned. If you want to keep the aligners clean, make sure to remove staining substances from your teeth before wearing them as well since they can transfer from your enamel to the aligners if you aren’t careful.

Invisalign FAQs – Denison, IA

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With the outstanding results our patients get from Invisalign at 32 & You, it’s easy to see why people give it a satisfaction rating of more than 96%. But, even with the many benefits of Invisalign in Denison, it’s still a big decision to make and you may have a few questions. Keep reading as we answer some of the most common FAQs we hear below. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bygness or simply want to know more!

How Noticeable Is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligner trays are smooth, clear, and practically undetectable, but your teeth will look a bit “shinier” than normal when your trays are in. And when you’ve removed your aligners during meals, people may notice the small, temporary attachments on your teeth called “buttons” that anchor your trays into place. But since they’re tooth-colored to blend in with your smile, they’re far from obvious.

Will Invisalign Affect the Way I Talk?

It’s not uncommon for new Invisalign users to speak with a slight lisp for the first several days to a week. But rest assured that adjusting to the way the trays feel and learning how to enunciate is relatively quick and easy. Some patients adjust more quickly by reading or singing out loud.

How Long Will It Take To Start Seeing Results?

Many of our patients begin to see changes in the first several months, but it depends on how severe your bite alignment issues are. If you only need relatively small corrections, you might even start seeing shifts within a few weeks.

What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?

If you lose your trays, call us right away so we can notify the Invisalign lab and have them make a new set (this typically takes 2 to 3 weeks). In the meantime, we’ll have you wear your most recent pair of aligner trays until the new ones are made. These will act as temporary retainers to keep your teeth in place and prevent them from moving back to their initial positions. Although your final results will be a bit delayed, you won’t lose any ground.

To minimize the chance of losing your trays, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of putting them in their case instead of a napkin during meals to avoid accidentally throwing them in the trash.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Each insurance plan is different, and some cover orthodontic treatment while others don’t. With that said, the plans that do cover it typically cover Invisalign at the same rate as traditional braces.

And, as an orthodontist in Denison, we know that Invisalign is an outstanding investment and want to make it as affordable as possible, so we accept most major PPO plans and are in-network with Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield. We also offer Care Credit, a third-party financing option that allows qualified patients to make monthly payments with little to no interest. If you’d like to know more about what your insurance plan covers, give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain your benefits.