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Invisalign Specialist

George T. Christakos, DDS

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Scottsdale, AZ

Straightening your teeth without metal brackets and wires is possible thanks to Invisalign®. George T. Christakos, DDS, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Christakos offers Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth with clear aligners. Invisalign is nearly undetectable to the naked eye, so you can discreetly achieve the results you want. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the office of Dr. George Christakos, DDS, or book an appointment online now.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth, rather than metal brackets and wires. Made of BPA-free plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable. They’re custom-made and molded to the shape of your teeth, so nobody else can tell when you’re wearing them.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign straightens your teeth gradually, just like braces. Every two weeks, you wear a new set of clear aligners that address different teeth and shift them into the correct position. Each week your teeth move closer into alignment. Every aligner is manufactured and calibrated to suit your mouth in every stage of treatment.

While clear aligners are removable, it’s important that you wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day for the treatment to remain effective. Take your aligners out to eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth after every meal.

The Invisalign system uses advanced technology to create a customized treatment plan for you. Because the entire process is digital, your dentist can make any necessary adjustments to your plan through the proprietary Invisalign software.

What can I expect from the Invisalign process?

Once you decide that Invisalign is right for you, your dentist at Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry takes digital impressions of your teeth. They use these digital impressions to create your personalized treatment plan. Once they send your plan to Invisalign, an outside dental lab creates your aligners.

Depending on your plan, you may receive between 12 and 48 sets of aligners. Unlike with braces, you don’t need to return to Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry every week. Instead, you’ll come in for six-week checkup visits.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces, including:

  • Shorter treatment time
  • Improved oral hygiene
  • Enhanced comfort
  • No off-limits foods
  • Discreet treatment

Most Invisalign patients see noticeable improvements in their smiles in as little as 6-18 months. In comparison, conventional braces typically take at least 18 months to three years to straighten crooked teeth.

If you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, call Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.