Invisalign Specialist

Hometown Dental -  - General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Hometown Dental

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Yukon, OK

Would you love a straighter smile without the look and feel of traditional metal braces? If so, InvisalignⓇ might be a great fit for your needs. Schedule a consultation with James Brunson, DDS, Golnaz Naghdi, DDS, and Jennifer Holman, RDH, of Hometown Dental in Yukon, Oklahoma, to learn more. Online booking is available, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth alignment system that uses a series of clear plastic alignment trays to gently shift your teeth into optimal positioning. It’s a great alternative to traditional metal braces, and it can improve the appearance of your smile with fewer visits to the dentist. 

Advancements in dental technology have made it possible for tray-based systems like Invisalign to dramatically improve the look and alignment of your smile without the need for metal brackets, wires, hooks, and elastics.

The Invisalign system uses an innovative software system to create customized treatment plans. Your practitioner provides ongoing checks and exams to ensure your progress remains on track as you go through treatment.

What kinds of dental issues can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can address many of the same dental issues as traditional metal braces. Some of the dental concerns that Invisalign can improve include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • General misalignment
  • Crowding
  • Mix of baby and permanent teeth

During your initial visit, your practitioner performs an assessment and gathers digital imaging to learn more about your teeth and bone structure. If Invisalign is not right for you, you’ll learn more about other alignment options. 

What is it like to wear Invisalign?

Once your first sets of custom aligners arrive, you’ll come in to learn how to snap them into place directly over the surface of your teeth. It’s normal for the aligners to feel tight at first, and there may be some soreness for a few days as your teeth begin to shift into a new position. 

This is the same process that occurs when you go in to have metal wires changed on traditional metal braces. After a few days, any tenderness will subside, and you’ll switch to a new set of aligners in a couple of weeks.

It’s important to wear your aligners around the clock. Remove them only while eating or drinking and when performing your normal brushing and flossing routines. 

You’ll return to Hometown Dental for periodic check-ups to track your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to set up a consultation, or book using the easy online tool.