For those who have insecurities or issues with their smile but don't like the noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces, Ashcraft Orthodontics Jacksonville is proud to offer Invisalign for adult patients across Central Arkansas. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment can improve concerns, such as misaligned, crooked, or crowded teeth that weren't addressed in one's younger years. Invisalign is a clear and comfortable treatment that eliminates the need for wires and brackets by using customized trays that can be easily removed for eating and cleaning. Experienced orthodontist Dr. Michael Ashcraft is a recognized premier provider of Invisalign, and he is always more than happy to share the benefits of this thrilling ortho treatment to women and men seeking straighter smiles. Contact our Jacksonville, AR office to learn more about this treatment and to schedule your appointment.
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As we grow older, the condition of our teeth and jaws can be affected by certain factors and behaviors, like genetics, thumb-sucking, tooth loss, or oral injury. Invisalign clear aligners can treat a range of concerns brought on by these issues. By gradually guiding your teeth into the correct positions along your jaw, you will not only achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile, but you can also reduce your risk of developing potential dental issues. Problems that can be addressed with Invisalign clear aligner trays are:
- Malocclusion (overbite, underbite, crossbite, or openbite)
- Crooked teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned or rotated teeth
In order to fully determine your candidacy for Invisalign, Dr. Ashcraft will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth and examine your digital scans. From there, he will be able to help you create a treatment plan that meets your smile goals.
What To Expect
To create your custom-made Invisalign trays, one of our ortho assistants will take digital impressions of your upper and lower arches, as well as a panoramic x-ray of your mouth. Once this information has been gathered, Dr. Ashcraft will design your unique Invisalign treatment plan and have your scans sent off to the special lab where your trays will be created. These aligners are crafted with a smooth and comfortable plastic material that will not irritate the soft tissues of your cheeks and gums. When your aligners come in, you will return to our office, have them fitted, and be given detailed care instructions. We often advise patients to wear their aligners for 20 – 22 hours each day to achieve ideal results. You should attend your follow-up appointments as directed by Dr. Ashcraft so he can monitor your progress and send for new trays as needed. Your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign could last anywhere from 6 – 18 months, depending on your situation.
Once the active phase of your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is complete, the retention phase will begin. The retention period requires you to wear a custom-fitted retainer to maintain the new placement of your teeth along the jawbone. During your follow-up visit, a member of our team will take digital impressions and have the scans sent off so your Vivera retainers can be crafted. Once your retainer has arrived at our office, you will return and be fitted to the retainer to ensure comfort. Dr. Ashcraft will continue to monitor the progress of your teeth and jaw alignment during your annual visits to our Jacksonville, AR office.
Some of the cost of your Invisalign treatment may be covered by your dental insurance. To ascertain your coverage, a member of our team will get in touch with your provider so you can get the most out of your benefits. Ashcraft Orthodontics believes that orthodontic care should be accessible for everyone so we will work with you to ensure that your treatment is as affordable as possible. To accomplish this, we are proud to feature our own in-house financing that is available for patients. We accept a variety of other payments as well, along with third-party financing through CareCredit.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
It's never too late to have the smile you want. With Invisalign clear aligner orthodontics, adults and teens have an opportunity to achieve a straight and healthy smile without having to turn to traditional metal braces. If you have overcrowded, misaligned, or gapped teeth, or if you have a malocclusion, Invisalign may be able to help. If you live in Central Arkansas, contact Ashcraft Orthodontics in Jacksonville, AR to schedule your Invisalign appointment with board-certified orthodontist Dr. Michael Ashcraft to find out if you're a candidate.