Henson Orthodontics strives to offer the most advanced  treatment options for you and  your family. We are a proud, premier,  provider of Invisalign,  Invisalign teen, six month smile and traditional  braces. But how much do you really know about all of these treatment options? I am sure you know about traditional braces since they’ve been around for so long. You also probably know a handful or two of people who’ve had braces but what do you know about Invisalign? Shockingly, Invisalign has been around almost twenty years and is changing the way of modern orthodontics! This month we’d like to provide you with some insight on Invisalign. It just might be perfect for you or your family!

Nitty-Gritty

Invisalign is a series of clear, moldable aligners custom to fit you. They have the ability to adjust the position of your teeth with the help of buttons that allow rotating or movement of your teeth horizontally and vertically to create a straight beautiful smile. They can correct  most crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, and a deepbite. The aligners are created with computer technology that can map out the movement of the teeth virtually before treatment commences. Invisalign has been around for almost twenty years. In its infancy, Invisalign was only able to help patients who needed minimal teeth movement. Now, Invisalign technology has the advanced capability to help some of the more complex cases to reach a perfect smile.

Pros and Pros

Eat the foods you love – No food restrictions!
Straighten your smile without brackets or wires – which means less visibility!
Easy to maintain oral hygiene without brackets and wires to brush and floss around.
Invisalign is covered by most orthodontic insurances
Average treatment  is 12 months- our doctor will give you an approximate treatment time frame at your free consultation!
Improved comfort while in treatment
Less office visits

Maintenance

They should not be worn while eating or drinking anything other than water
Brush and floss after all meals or colorful sugary drinks
Brush and clean your aligners daily with warm water. It is important to keep them clean so they stay clear.
Handle with care; aligners must be taken out gently to ensure they don’t break. They fit snug to your teeth, therefore, the use of both hands is optimal for removal.
Invisalign aligners must be worn for  20-22 hours per day for effective treatment results.

Invisalign Facts

1 in 5 Adults are undergoing  orthodontic treatment
Insurance covers an average of $500-$1,500 of treatment
Invisalign is offered in more than 45 countries, and has treated over 2.5 million patients
Has over 96% patient satisfaction rate
Aligners are made up of medical grade polyurethane resins and are BPA free
Invisalign Teen offers aligners with compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear.

Check out your favorite celebrities who had Invisalign!

Eva Longoria, Katherine Heigl, Kate Middleton, Keira Knightley, Khloe Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Zac Efron

Thank you for reading this months Share the Joy Journal! For more information on Invisalign pick up brochures at any of our three locations in Astoria, Newberg or McMinnville or make a appointment for a complimentary exam to see if Invisalign is right for you! We hope you had a wonderful Holiday and wish you a Joyful New Year!