For Invisalign in Ahwatukee, Tempe, and Chandler, Woolaver Clearsmiles is the clear choice for you. Not only are we the best provider in the area, but we are one of the top Invisalign practices in all of North America. Dr. Woolaver is not just an Invisalign practitioner, but an educator, using his incredible knowledge of and experience with the system to help other dentists learn how to use the Invisalign system. If you are looking for the best, you have found it here.
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Invisalign treatment gives you a lot of benefits, from discreet treatment to increased comfort. It also puts a lot of responsibility in your hands. You will be in charge of making sure you wear your aligner 20 hours or more each day and switching it out every two weeks for the next aligner in the series. It is important that you clean your aligners well and store them safely when they are not being worn.
Each aligner is made based on your exact dental anatomy, giving the aligners a perfect fit and making them highly effective. The aligners are generated based on a plan to move your teeth quickly and effectively. And since the whole treatment plan is made in advance, you will see the final results before you ever sign off on treatment. It is easily the best way to transform your smile without causing disruption to your look or your life.
How Invisalign Is Made
Woolaver Orthodontics was the first orthodontic office in the area to offer impressionless digital scanning. This technology allows us to complete scans that are less invasive and more accurate, resulting in a better overall experience.
This impressionless digital scanning is part of how Invisalign works. We take a 3D digital scan of your teeth, giving us a virtual impression of your dental anatomy to work from. The program will generate a plan that allows us to see your teeth before, during, and after treatment and gives us the chance to tweak the plan as needed.
Align, the makers of Invisalign, use advanced stereolithography technology to create the aligners for every stage of your treatment, which we will examine in office before giving to you. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and you will see us every six to eight weeks to monitor your progress and your comfort level with the treatment.
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What is the best way to clean my aligners?
We recommend the official Invisalign cleaning kit, which you can order through our practice. However, in a pinch you can use your toothbrush to brush them, then rinse them in lukewarm water.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Because the aligners place pressure on the teeth to move them, your teeth will be sensitive at first and after each aligner switch. However, it is not really painful, and since it means treatment is working, it really is a good thing.
How often should I wear my aligners?
As often as possible. Unless you are eating, brushing, or flossing, your aligners should be in place.
Will Invisalign change my speech?
When you first start using it, you will likely notice some small differences in your speech, but nothing significant. As you adjust to the aligners being there, the changes will revert to normal.
How often will I need to see the doctor?
The doctor will see you once every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.
Do I need to change my diet while wearing Invisalign?
No, since you can remove your aligners when eating, you do not need to change your diet. We suggest you brush your teeth before you put your aligners back in, however, so no food particles are trapped underneath them.
Can I smoke while wearing Invisalign?
Because smoking will discolor the aligners, we suggest you avoid smoking when wearing your aligners.