Experienced Portland Invisalign® Services
Straight and well-spaced teeth are more than just appealing. They make it easier for you to maintain your oral hygiene and help reduce the chances of dental issues, such as gum diseases or tooth decay. For those with bite problems, dental crowding, and crooked teeth, Jennifer Duncan, DDS, offers a variety of solutions, including Invisalign.
Our team uses years of experience and knowledge to provide dental services that promote your optimal oral health. We proudly offer Invisalign in Portland to improve smiles for adults and responsible teens with mild to moderate bite issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if Invisalign is the right choice for you!
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What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that may help correct alignment and bite issues. Invisalign uses clear aligners that preserve your smile's natural appeal throughout your treatment. Unlike traditional braces, the clear aligners don't have wires or brackets, making them quite comfortable and efficient. This also makes it easier for you to continue eating the foods you enjoy, and you will not have to drastically change your diet or lifestyle.
For treatment to be successful, you'll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day. We recommend that you only remove them when eating or performing your oral hygiene routine. Treatment time varies depending on how complex your dental issue is, with most finishing their treatment within 6-18 months.
Who Is the Best Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners can be custom-made for anyone. However, the best candidates for the treatment are adults and older teens who have all their adult teeth in. That’s because Invisalign treatment requires one to be responsible for it to be effective. By following guidelines, you reduce the risk of relapse and retreatment. Young children may need more traditional orthodontics to ensure compliance. Since this treatment works best on mild to moderate issues, an exam is necessary to determine whether or not this is the best treatment option for you.
What Does Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign treatment is non-invasive, proven, and safe. It may help with treating many mild to moderate bite and alignment issues. Invisalign aligners move your teeth to the desired location by gradually applying pinpointed pressure. Some of the issues they can help treat include:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
On top of addressing these issues, if a person experiences orthodontic relapse from not wearing a retainer as required, Invisalign may be used as retreatment. This allows you to achieve your ideal bite once again without dealing with the frustration of wearing metal brackets a second time.
What to Expect During the Consultation
Our team will begin with a complete and thorough assessment of your dental health. This will help us determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign. We use an iTero® scanner to provide a high-quality 3D scan of your teeth rather than physical impressions to improve and ensure the accuracy of the custom-made aligners.
You can ask any questions regarding the treatment, as well as express any concerns you may have. Our team will do our best to help you understand the guidelines for successful treatment. Once you receive your aligners, we'll provide you with instructions on how to wear and care for them to maximize your treatment results. We'll also schedule periodic visits after 4-6 weeks to help measure your progress and modify your treatment where necessary.
Maintain Your New Smile With a Quality Retainer
Getting a retainer is essential for you to maintain your newly achieved smile after treatment. It ensures your newly aligned teeth stay in place. Additionally, you still need to follow the instructions given while wearing a retainer to prevent relapse or a need for retreatment.
We provide Vivera® retainers to help you preserve your new smile in comfort. It is an excellent choice after treatment as it uses similar material as Invisalign trays. This retainer is also custom-made to ensure a perfect fit to match your smile.
Your Home for Personalized Invisalign Clear Aligners in Portland
Invisalign is a great treatment option for adults and teens struggling with bite and alignment issues. At the dental practice of Jennifer Duncan, DDS, we offer you knowledgeable treatment that is tailored to your unique smile. Our goal is not only to improve your smile but also to make quality treatment available for all. We offer financing help through CareCredit® to help you achieve the treatment you need without stressing your budget.
If you're ready to enjoy a healthier, more appealing smile, our Portland Invisalign services could be the perfect solution for you. Contact us today to schedule your visit!
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