Invisalign® Clear Aligners In Mesa, AZ

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an amazing technology. It's been around for about 20 years in common use.

How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?

Traditional braces are metal and glued onto your teeth, making them non-removable and often uncomfortable due to sharp edges. They use wires to straighten your teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear trays that apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into a straight line. They are more comfortable and can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Is Invisalign really faster than braces?

The speed of treatment with Invisalign depends on compliance. Patients need to wear their trays almost 24 hours a day, only taking them out to eat and brush their teeth. This level of commitment is crucial for effective treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign allows for better oral hygiene as the trays are removable.

Why is Invisalign often considered more comfortable than braces?

Invisalign is generally considered more comfortable because the trays are smooth and snugly fit around the teeth, unlike traditional braces which have wires and sharp edges that can irritate the lips, cheeks, and tongue.

What's the process involved in Invisalign treatment?

The process for Invisalign treatment starts with taking photos of your teeth and using a 3D camera to scan them. This data is then used to design your smile before the trays are created and shipped. The entire process from photos to receiving your trays usually takes just a few weeks.

What are Invisalign trays and how many will I need?

Invisalign trays are thin layers of plastic custom-molded for your teeth. They come in a series, with each set progressively moving your teeth closer to the desired position. The number of trays needed varies for each individual, ranging from a few to over twenty, depending on the specific case.

Do I sleep with Invisalign?

Yes, you should wear your Invisalign trays while sleeping. Nighttime is an ideal time to wear them, as you are not eating or drinking, allowing the trays to work continuously for several hours.

Is there anything that could disqualify me from using Invisalign?

Severe cavities or gum disease may disqualify you from using Invisalign. It's important to have a healthy foundation before starting treatment, so a dental check-up is necessary to ensure your teeth are in good condition.

Can Invisalign fix crossbite?

Invisalign can fix crossbite, which is when the top and bottom teeth don't align correctly. While it is effective for most cases, especially front teeth crossbite, a dental consultation is needed to determine if Invisalign is suitable for your specific situation.

Is Invisalign painful?

In general, Invisalign is very comfortable and causes less soreness compared to traditional braces. The pressure applied by the trays is gentle, although some mild discomfort may occur with the first few trays. Most people do not need medication, but some may use Tylenol or Advil for relief.

Does most dental insurance cover the cost of Invisalign?

Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign under orthodontics benefits, though there may be age limitations. Our team can help you check your insurance details to see if you qualify for coverage.

Does Medicaid cover Invisalign?

Medicaid typically does not cover Invisalign unless it's medically necessary. Medicaid focuses on essential health needs, and Invisalign is generally considered an elective treatment. However, it's always worth checking your specific plan.

How can I schedule an appointment to talk with a dentist about Invisalign?

To schedule an appointment for Invisalign consultation, give us a call. Our team will help you set up a consultation where we can discuss your goals and determine if you're a candidate for Invisalign. We're located in Mesa, Arizona, and our phone number is 1-480-764-2111.

Welcome to Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center, where your smile is our priority. We are proud to provide Invisalign clear aligners - the modern, invisible solution for straightening your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your unique smile. They are comfortable, removable, and – most importantly – virtually invisible. This means that while you're transforming your smile, your lifestyle remains exactly the same. You can continue enjoying your favorite foods and maintain your oral hygiene routine without any disruptions.

At Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center, we employ the latest technology to ensure your treatment is both effective and efficient. Our digital scanning technology eliminates the need for messy dental impressions, creating a precise 3D image of your teeth. This enables us to plan your treatment with accuracy and create aligners that fit perfectly.

Remember, "prevention is better than cure". As part of your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Monahan and our team will provide you with a comprehensive care plan. This includes advice on maintaining good oral hygiene during your treatment to ensure your newly straightened teeth remain healthy and beautiful.

Choosing Invisalign Aligners at Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center is more than just choosing a straighter smile. It’s a commitment to personalized care, where your needs are heard, understood, and meticulously catered to. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Reach out to us today and let us be a part of your smile transformation journey.