Invisalign In Boise

What is it

Invisalign will allow you to straighten your teeth without having to have brackets and wires bonded to your teeth. This is a great option for those who have minor shifting after losing their retainer. It also is a great option for those who would like to reposition their teeth prior to cosmetic work in order to conserve healthy tooth structure. Invisalign is a great option for many adults who would like straighter teeth without having traditional braces.

How it works

We will take an impression, or mold, of your teeth. This impression will then be used to develop the treatment plan that will move your teeth. Clear aligners, or trays, will then be made and delivered to the dental office. You will then start with the first aligner and switch them out on regular intervals until your teeth are moved into the desired position.

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Invisalign Clear Braces

The most attractive smiles have straight teeth, but adults often shy away from orthodontics. Traditionally, orthodontic braces require treatment that involves wearing permanently secured metal wires and brackets for two years. Visions of middle school children with bulky headgear come to mind and strike fear in image-conscious adults.

Here’s some news that Dr. Russel Jensen knows you’ll appreciate: Invisalign orthodontics can straighten teeth without metal, in 12 to 18 months. Not only that, but Invisalign does not require anchoring to teeth. Instead, this innovative treatment features clear, removable aligners that a patient can easily remove.

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign? Call Maple Grove Dentistry in Boise, ID today at 208-853-2221 to schedule your consultation.

For Teens And Adults

Adults who need cosmetic orthodontics and some cases of malocclusion can be treated with Invisalign. The most common candidate wore braces as a child or teen, but did not keep up with retainer use. Results of the initial orthodontic treatment changed, and the patient needs braces again. For this situation, Invisalign is usually a perfect solution.

We also offer Invisalign Teen. The difference is, Invisalign Teen takes into consideration many of the problems teens experience with orthodontia. For instance, if an Invisalign aligner can be removed from the mouth, will your teen comply with wearing it as directed? Not wearing the aligner will make treatment ineffective. Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot that fades with use. So, parents can simply check to see whether the dot is fading. If not, the patient is not wearing the aligner as he should. If you do see fading, then your teen is doing his part to ensure optimal results.

Teens also tend to lose things. We all knew the kid in school who threw away his retainer, right? Invisalign Teen comes with up to six replacement aligners, free. When your child accidentally loses or damages an aligner, just call us to order a replacement. Furthermore, the ability to remove Invisalign will allow your teen greater comfort if he plays an instrument. He’ll also be able to eat what he likes, and brushing and flossing will be easy, as well.

How Invisalign Works

To start treatment, Dr. Jensen will take images of your mouth. Using the patented Invisalign software and your digital images, the doctor will design a treatment plan. Then, an Invisalign lab will fabricate a series of aligners to shift teeth gradually into the ideal position. Each set of aligners uses gentle, constant forces to reposition teeth. You will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day to stay on target with the estimated treatment completion date. Every two weeks, you’ll throw away your old aligners and begin wearing the next in your series.

Plan to attend checkup appointments at six week intervals, so Dr. Jensen can evaluate your progress. If you do not wear your aligners as often as directed, your teeth could relapse – move out of their new position. However, since Invisalign aligners are comfortable and inconspicuous, compliance is not normally an issue.

What To Expect

Your treatment should last 12 to 18 months, depending upon how many and which teeth are being moved, and how far they must move. After competing treatment, you’ll wear a clear retainer that we provide. Dr. Jensen will inform you how long you must wear your retainer during the day. You’ll always need to wear it while you sleep, to maintain treatment results.

Call Today

Are you or your teenager interested in learning more about Invisalign? Call our Boise, ID dental office today to reserve a consultation with Dr. Jensen. After a comprehensive evaluation, he’ll take time to learn about your goals and concerns. Then, working with you, the dentist will develop a practical treatment plan that may include Invisalign therapy.


Realign Your Smile With Invisalign

Does your smile look crooked or busy? Do your teeth overlap? Maybe you had braces as a child, but over time your teeth have become crowded again. If this sounds like you, Invisalign® clear braces can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Call our Boise, Idaho dental office at 208-853-2221 to learn more about Invisalign or set up an appointment with Dr. Russ Jensen.

An Alternative To Braces

In the past, the only way to straighten your teeth was with bracket-and-wire braces. They took 2 years or longer to correct your alignment, and came with several unpleasant limitations. Wearing braces meant you had to avoid certain foods, visit the orthodontist every month for painful wire tightening, and your appearance was constantly altered by “metal mouth.” Bracket-and-wire braces also had a habit of irritating your inner cheeks or lips, requiring you to use lumps of wax to protect your soft tissues from protruding sharp metal. What a mess!

Furthermore, braces are indelibly associated with early adolescence. No grown adult wants to draw attention to his or her smile with the orthodontics most commonly associated with childhood. Many people simply feel that a misaligned bite and crooked smile are preferable to looking (and feeling) like an eleven-year-old again!

But now there is a more convenient option in Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, this system is discreet, convenient, fast, and easy to keep clean.

The clear acrylic aligners are nearly invisible during most professional and social interactions. Even when they are noticed, they do not detract from the uniformity of your smile the way conventional braces can. Invisalign is an excellent choice for any adults who want to straighten their teeth while maintaining a normal appearance and lifestyle.

Benefits Of Invisalign

  • Discreet Appearance – Clear acrylic aligners are less visible and distracting than metal braces.
  • Convenience – Aligners are easily removed for eating and cleaning, no monthly dental appointments are needed.
  • Faster Results – Treatment takes only 12-18 months, compared to the 24 months needed for braces.
  • Easy to Clean – No food will get stuck in the aligners, and no special tools are needed to brush and floss your teeth.

How Invisalign Works

All orthodontics are based on the fact that teeth can be manipulated to shift their placement when gentle, incremental pressure is applied. Our teeth may feel permanently rooted in place, but the truth is that they can easily be coaxed to move into a new alignment. With braces, the wires are tightened once a month, but with Invisalign, more frequent replacement of aligners means the shifting will be more gradual (and cause less sensitivity). You will only need to come back to the office once every six weeks to check that you are progressing according to plan

With Invisalign, a dental impression is taken from your mouth, and a digital model of your ideal smile is then drafted. From there, a series of customized aligner trays is crafted to get your teeth from point A to point B in miniscule increments. If the aligners are worn for the recommended period of time each day, you will be ready for a new aligner every two weeks. Many patients actually finish treatment within 12 months.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

Any adults or older teens who are presently in a good state of oral health can undertake Invisalign treatment. If a dental evaluation reveals that you need treatment for tooth decay or gum disease we can create a treatment plan that will restore you to good oral health before you start Invisalign.

Another requirement is that you must be motivated to correct your alignment and improve your smile. Invisalign requires devoted compliance. The aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day in order for the treatment plan to work—so there can be no “cheating.” If the aligners are not worn enough, this can disrupt whole series of aligners and a new dental impression may need to be made and new aligners crafted.

Are you ready for a more even, uniform smile? With Invisalign, it can be yours in as little as one year! Call our Boise, Idaho dental office today at 208-853-2221 for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Russ Jensen.