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Invisalign FAQs

Perhaps you’ve heard of Invisalign, but you’re not quite sure what it is. At Chesterfield Family Dentistry, your Chesterfield Invisalign Dentist, we can answer that question, as well as others you might have about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth by using a series of clear, removable aligners. With Invisalign, there are no brackets, wires or rubber bands that come with wearing traditional braces to straighten your teeth.

Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, at Chesterfield Family Dentistry, we’re able to show you a complete treatment plan, from the current position of your teeth to the final desired position.

How does Invisalign work?

With a series of aligners that are custom made just for you, Invisalign adjusts your teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement each aligner delivers but also the time of the movement. This means that at each stage of your treatment only certain teeth move following the Invisalign treatment for that particular stage.

Our Invisalign specialists at Chesterfield Family Dentistry will be with you every step of the way, monitoring your treatment, making sure your aligners fit properly and your treatment is progressing normally.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment varies, depending on the complexity of each case. Generally, however, treatment takes 12 to 18 months, though you should start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

What are the benefits?

Invisalign benefits include the following.

  • At the onset of treatment, you can get a virtual image showing how your teeth are expected to look when treatment is completed.
  • The aligners are nearly invisible, in contrast to traditional braces, and hardly anyone notices you’re wearing them.
  • The aligners are removable, meaning you can eat and drink what you want during treatment by temporarily removing them from your teeth.
  • Unlike traditional braces, there are no brackets and wires to be adjusted which means fewer trips to your dental provider.

Does Invisalign work for adults?

Yes, Invisalign can be a great solution for both adults and young people wanting to improve their smile. Thanks to Invisalign’s innovations and technological advancements, it’s possible to fix virtually any teeth-straightening issues – from the simplest to the most complex – without interrupting your busy schedule.

Want to get started with Invisalign? Then call your Chesterfield Invisalign dentist, Chesterfield Family Dentistry, and schedule your initial consultation.

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Dr. Jonathan W Silva DDS LLC
13463 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield MO 63017


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