Norman’s Invisalign Dentist
Dr. Wheatley is an Invisalign preferred provider in Norman, OK. For generations, straighter teeth meant a mouth full of metal. But in recent years, alternatives such as Invisalign have emerged. Invisalign-trained with several years of experience, we believe in the effectiveness of this teeth straightening method. Doing Invisalign with your dentist right here in Norman means careful supervision and attention to detail. Best of all, you have all your dental care under one roof.
We offer Invisalign at our Norman office. Call us today at (405) 857-6453 or schedule an appointment online.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile by adjusting rotated teeth, closing spaces, or moving teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign is a doctor-guided system using clear plastic aligners. The treatment involves wearing a series of removable aligners to move your teeth gradually. The best part is that you don’t have to deal with unsightly brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces are involved. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions.
More recently, online-based -home versions have popped up on the market, but you are messing with your teeth, so you should have a trained professional supervise your treatment. Dr. Wheatley is an Invisalign-trained provider, and we will create an individualized, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of pressure to the right place. Your dentist will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
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Will Invisalign work for me?
Many adults or older teens would like to improve their smiles but hate the idea of traditional braces. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is an excellent alternative to metal braces. Unlike conventional braces, patients don’t have to endure painful, ugly metal wires or bands. Virtually invisible, the Invisalign system works through a series of custom aligners. Invisalign aligners are an alternative to metal braces for both adults and teens. However, as with all medical and dental treatments, there are cases where other treatments may be the way to go. Yet, Invisalign makes it possible to fix nearly all common misalignment issues, from simple to complex, including under and overbite, gaps, and crowded teeth — without interrupting your life.
What will Invisalign help with?
Invisalign treats many orthodontic issues, including, but not limited to, crowding, spacing, rotated teeth, and abfraction.
What does Invisalign cost?
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. The actual price may depend on your specific condition and the length of treatment. From simple shifts to the most complex cases, there’s a solution that will work for you and your budget. Meet with your Dr. Wheatley for an assessment; he’ll help you figure out costs and which payment terms work best based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you will need over time. There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan.
What you should know before getting started?
Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Wheatley is the first step. As Invisalign doesn’t work for every situation, Dr. Wheatley must first conduct an oral evaluation to determine if you qualify for the treatment.
Your insurance may or may not cover this procedure. Our insurance specialist will review your coverage with you. If your insurance does not cover Invisalign, our office accepts a variety of payment options for our Invisalign procedure, including Care Credit. Speak with a member of our team to learn more about your options.
Once your Invisalign treatment is completed, we may recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position.
Contact Tecumseh Ridge Dental in Norman, OK, to correct your alignment issues. From your first consultation to post-treatment care, we will be with you every step of the way!
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Call us at (405) 857-6453, and you are on the way to the smile you always wanted.