Our dental practice in Eugene, Oregon is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state-of-art procedures that will result in long-lasting health. As a recognized Invisalign® General Provider, Dr. Dexter looks forward to meeting with you and listening to your long-term goals for your dental health. We are here to help you attain those goals through a variety of services, including Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment to traditional wire-and-bracket braces. Invisalign can discreetly and comfortably treat a variety of conditions including overbite, underbite, spacing and crowding. This type of treatment consists of wearing a series of virtually invisible and custom-made aligners made from a BPA-free thermoplastic material. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. This effective alternative to conventional braces is only available to qualified candidates.
As a recognized Invisalign General Provider, Dr. Dexter is happy to work with you to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Are you a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
If you are 20 years or older and have concerns about mild to moderate spacing or crowding of your teeth, you could be a candidate for Invisalign treatment in Eugene, Oregon from Dr. Dexter. Contact us to schedule a free consultation so that we can begin working together on your custom Invisalign treatment plan.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
First we begin with a comprehensive exam, followed by impressions and photographs of your teeth to allow us to tailor your own unique Invisalign treatment plan. Using this information your first aligners will be custom-made for you. Over the course of your treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners and provided with time intervals between changing the aligners. When the aligners are placed on your teeth, they will move the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. At the completion of your treatment, photographs will be taken and you will be fitted with your Invisalign alignment retainers to maintain the benefits from your Invisalign treatment.
Unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. For best results, and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign aligners are practically invisible and comfortable
- Removable, making it easier to eat, floss and brush
- Fewer appointments and less time in the dentist chair over the course of your treatment
- Virtual treatment plan with visual projections of your results (of how your teeth will look)