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Frequently asked questions about Invisalign teeth straightening

Invisalign Orthodontics in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we are excited to offer Phoenix, Arizona area patients a wide selection of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Additionally, we provide treatments that can help patients improve their smile’s aesthetics, specifically misalignment. Our team may recommend orthodontic treatment using Invisalign custom aligners if you have gaps, misaligned teeth, or even poor bite alignment. This teeth straightening method is a wonderful alternative to traditional braces for patients seeking a more discreet solution to metal bracket-and-wire appliances. Our team frequently gets asked questions about Invisalign orthodontics. Below are some of the most common ones.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is best described as a modern alternative to traditional braces for straightening your teeth. It uses a series of customized clear plastic aligners changed out every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into the desired position. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating and brushing, making them extremely convenient and comfortable.

What types of Invisalign are offered at Life Smiles Dental Care?

Our practice offers traditional Invisalign, Fast Track Invisalign, and Invisalign Go. Fast Track Invisalign and Invisalign Go offer a much shorter treatment period for patients with mild misalignment of the teeth in the dental arch.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

While both types of treatment can be effective, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign may be more beneficial in some instances. The main benefit is the discretion it offers patients who want to enhance their smile without the hassle of metal brackets or wires. Additionally, since the aligners are removable, they are much easier to keep clean and simplify home care. Patients love that they have control over their treatment and can achieve the results without the embarrassment of metal braces.

How does Invisalign work in realigning teeth?

The process begins with an initial consultation and digital imaging to take a close look at the teeth and jaw with Dr. Timothy Schmidt, our Invisalign provider. Then, the Invisalign software is used to map out the desired treatment plan. The customized aligners are then created using 3D printing technology and sent to Life Smiles Dental Care. Patients will be instructed to wear them as directed by their dentist or orthodontist to achieve optimal results. With each aligner change, minor adjustments can be made if needed until the ideal alignment has been achieved.

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How long does it take?

The length of time for treatment varies depending on the individual’s needs; most patients can expect a 12-18 month timeline for traditional Invisalign, six months for Invisalign GO, and about two months with Invisalign Fast Track before they reach their desired goals. During that time, compliance with instructions provided by our professionals is critical to stay on track and target the desired results.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment that can be used to achieve a more attractive smile with proper bite alignment without feeling embarrassed throughout the process. If you live in Phoenix, AZ, and want to learn more about Invisalign orthodontics, connect with our Life Smiles Dental Care team to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation. We can be reached by calling (602) 786-5484 to schedule an appointment at 4611 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #250.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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