Invisalign® Teeth Straightening in St. Marys
No metal! No wires! Just beautiful straight teeth!
This modern approach to straightening teeth and correcting bite alignment forgoes the use of sharp wires and clunky metal brackets. Invisalign’s comfortable, smooth plastic aligner trays are nearly invisible; yet have been proven to be as successful as traditional metal braces for correcting crooked and/or misaligned teeth.
Experienced, thorough approach to straightening your teeth
Dr. Parker has completed all the advanced training offered for the Invisalign procedure, and he has successfully provided treatment for over one hundred patients. He’s also found that many adults who had braces earlier in life are now experiencing shifting and misalignment. This can be corrected with Invisalign, often in as little as six months when cases require minor adjustments.
Correcting a misaligned bite is essential to the success of any teeth straightening procedure. Dr. Parker takes great care to ensure that your bite is properly aligned so that your treatment is long lasting, comfortable and effective.
To help you get the beautiful, straight smile you want and deserve, Dr. Parker is offering a complimentary consultation that includes the following.
- Learn more about the different levels of treatment with Invisalign
- Get your questions answered
- Find out if Invisalign is right for you
To make an appointment, call 912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.
Advantages of Invisalign
The Invisalign teeth straightening procedure provides many advantage over traditional metal braces. Some of these include the following.
They’re nearly invisible: Others may not even notice you’re wearing Invisalign clear aligner trays.
Oral health: You can remove the trays to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain good oral health.
You can eat what you want: Just pop out the trays when you want to order popcorn at the movies or bite into a juicy apple.
Important events: No need to be memorialized in photos with a mouth full of metal – simply remove the trays.
More comfortable: Smooth plastic trays don’t irritate teeth and gums as metal wires and rubber bands often do.
Less time in the chair: Dental visits are scheduled every six weeks, less often than visits with traditional braces.
How Invisalign works
The Invisalign process employs a series of clear plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into the correct position. This treatment takes approximately a year for adults, and for teens about the same amount of time as treatment with braces. There won’t be wires and brackets obstructing your view of your teeth, so you can see the positive changes as they occur.
Planning your treatment
Dr. Parker takes digital X-rays, external photos and impressions of your teeth. Invisalign uses this information to create digital 3D images of your teeth that Dr. Parker uses to map out a precise treatment plan. He can show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment, and let you know the approximate length of treatment.
Custom aligners based on your treatment plan
Invisalign creates a series of custom-made, clear aligners following the treatment plan designed by Dr. Parker. These aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your gums.
It’s recommended to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours in a day. You can remove the aligners to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.
Gradually straightening your teeth
Your aligners will be traded out about every two weeks, with each new set advancing you to the next stage of the treatment. You’ll come in to our office every four to six weeks so that Dr. Parker can keep an eye on your progress.
Invisalign Express offers an effective, affordable, fast and convenient way to straighten minor aesthetic concerns in three months or less. This accelerated process uses five sets of aligner trays that are replaced approximately every two weeks and gradually shift the teeth in the same manner as the longer process.
Invisalign for Teens
Once adult teeth have erupted, teens can have their teeth straightened effectively with Invisalign Teen® clear, removable aligner trays.
Invisalign Teen offers the same benefits as adult treatment, with a few added bonuses. Six replacement trays are provided free of charge with Invisalign Teen, and compliance tracking is built into the trays so that you, your teen and your dentist can check how often the trays are being worn. Like the adult treatment, Invisalign Teen aligner trays can be removed to eat, brush and floss.
Straight talk about crooked teeth
Crooked teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, they can cause damage to adjacent teeth and create conditions that lead to periodontal disease. The video below will show how straightening your teeth can also improve your overall health!
Conditions Invisalign can correct
Invisalign treatment can fix a wide variety of problems with teeth and bite alignment. Mild cases of crooked teeth as well as much more difficult problems involving serious bite issues can be corrected with the clear plastic aligner trays.
Following are some of the main conditions Dr. Parker can fix with Invisalign.
Crowded teeth can be difficult to clean the teeth properly. Lack of proper oral care can promote tooth decay and cause a higher risk of gum disease.
An overbite can cause excessive wear on the lower teeth, irritate gums and can also cause jaw problems.
This occurs when the bottom teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth and can interfere with the normal function of front teeth and molars, and can lead to jaw problems.
Gaps in Teeth
Gaps can cause teeth to shift into the empty spaces and become loose because the dental arch is not as secure. Food and bacteria are easily trapped in gaps and increase the risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
An open bite can interfere with chewing and can cause speech impairment and jaw problems.
This is a symptom of jaw misalignment, which can cause worn-down teeth, gum disease or both.
Before and After
“As a brass musician, I was very concerned about changing my smile. After twenty years of playing the French horn, my smile had become crooked and uneven. I saw a brochure about Invisalign in my dentist’s office, and I asked about it. It seemed like a great solution because I could still play instrument, and without intrusive metal.
“Plus, I only need treatment for seven months. This has been a wonderful experience. My jaw pain has receded. I love my dentists! They are caring, kind, efficient and thorough.
“I love the personal attention I receive. I get follow-up phone calls after treatments, emailed reminders about appointments, and I have never had to wait longer than five minutes to be seen. The office staff is wonderful and professional.
“I have been a patient since I was a teenager. Two generations of my family go to the practice, and the third one is on the way!”
912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.
“I have had a gap in my front teeth my whole life, and have never been comfortable smiling. My teeth now look great, and I am happy with my smile, so I do it more. I wish I had done had this work done years ago. I am very pleased.”