Have you made a resolution to have more confidence this year? How about a resolution to do something for yourself or to have a happier, healthier year? We’re all working to be the best versions of ourselves in 2015, and we recently heard some great news! New research has found a strong connection between smiling and your general health and well-being.
According to Livestrong.com, there are many benefits from smiling, ranging from improved self-confidence to having a positive effect on your outside environment and those around you. Having a smile you want to share, however, may be roadblocking your path to your happiness. What’s the solution? Enter Invisalign.
If you follow our blog or have explored our site, you’ve heard about Invisalign and how it can change your smile without affecting your appearance. Some of you may have thought about Invisalign, but have unanswered questions or fears. To help with that, we’ve compiled a few of the most recent frequently asked questions about Invisalign that we get here in the office, listed below. Check them out and see for yourself if Invisalign could be the perfect fit.
1. Are the Trays REALLY Clear?
Yes! Invisalign is made from a thin medical-grade polyurethane that is optically clear, meaning to the eye, it’s practically invisible. The trays are thinner than what you get with whitening trays, and are custom molded to your mouth, so it’s easier to speak and less noticeable than a bulky mouthguard. Each Invisalign tray is custom tailored to your mouth, so they “fit like a glove.”
2. How Do I Know I Can Afford Invisalign?
Our Memphis office prides itself on having reasonable fees and providing outstanding value to our clients. We offer flexible options for payments and work with a variety of insurance companies that offer orthodontic benefits. Our team looks at each person’s plan individually, finding every possible way to make treatment affordable for you. You can learn more about your payment options during a free consultation with us.
3. Are You the Only Dentist in Memphis Who Offers Invisalign?
There are several other orthodontic specialists like me and even general dentists in the area who offer Invisalign, but choosing to come to Saddle Creek Orthodontics for your Invisalign treatment is about more than the products we use.
From the expert training of our staff to the attention to detail and customer service you receive at each visit, our practice prides itself on finding pain-free, worry-free options to give you the perfect smile. We combine our modern techniques and comfortable environment to make you feel like you’re part of the family from the moment you walk into our Memphis office.
If that’s not enough, you may find it comforting that I, myself, wore Invisalign, and love sharing with my patients how Invisalign helped straighten my smile. My wife Anna also had Invisalign, our treatment coordinator Kayla’s husband has Invisalign, and countless more friends and patients have also benefited from Invisalign in our office.
If by the end of Invisalign treatment, you still aren’t pleased with the result, we always have the option of using braces for a short period of time to perfect your smile, which is not an option at some offices.
4. How Exactly Does Invisalign Work?
Through a series of removable trays that are molded specifically to your mouth, Invisalign works to gradually move teeth into proper position. Using 3D computer imaging technology (woah…that sounds totally nerdy), the trays are molded by your doctor (technically a machine *molds* the trays, but you know what I mean), specifically for your situation. Typically the trays are worn 22 hours per day, and only removed for brushing, eating, taking selfies, etc.
5. How Do I Get Started?
It’s easy! The best way to get started is to jump right in. Fill out our free consultation form and we’ll call you with everything you need to know. If you can’t wait, you can also email us at [email protected] or give our office a call at 901.878.3569.
Ellis (holding baby Josie) is wearing Invisalign while Grace and Kayla are wearing Ceramic Braces. Yes. It’s hard to tell.