Invisalign® Treatment in Ashland, OR

The Convenient & Comfortable Solution for Straightening Teeth

At Today’s Dentistry, our Ashland, OR dentist, Dr. James Burneson offers Invisalign therapy to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. Invisalign trays are a good choice for adult patients seeking a discreet and efficient way to straighten their teeth without the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces.

Dr. Burneson is committed to providing quality dental care to Oregon patients in Talent, Phoenix, Medford and the surrounding areas. Read our guide to learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for your smile.

What Is Invisalign®? 

Invisalign therapy uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays that gradually straighten misaligned teeth. Patients often choose Invisalign over traditional braces because they’re completely transparent and don’t require any wires or metal brackets.

Each set of Invisalign aligners are intended to be worn for about two weeks at a time before being replaced with the next set.. As time goes on, your teeth will gradually move into their correct position and the results will be a beautiful smile.

set of invisalign clear aligners

What Can Invisalign® Correct?

Our Ashland dentist recommends Invisalign treatment to correct any number of minor to moderate cosmetic and orthodontic imperfections, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

The Benefits of Invisalign®

Along with having straighter teeth, Invisalign also benefits your overall oral health. When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, there’s a greater risk of food and bacteria getting caught in between the teeth and causing infection.

Some of the advantages Invisalign has over other orthodontic treatments include:

  • Treatment is virtually discreet
  • Most patients finishing treatment in just 12 months
  • Easy to remove and clean
  • Completely comfortable
  • Low maintenance

The Invisalign® Process 

Patients must schedule a consultation with Dr. Burneson before being considered for Invisalign. This visit consists of a thorough examination and a review of your medical history. Your dentist will take a mold of your teeth to send to the lab to create custom Invisalign trays if you’re deemed a candidate for the treatment. If your orthodontic issues are too severe, we can recommend other orthodontic procedures like braces.

Once your Invisalign trays have been created, you’ll return to our Ashland office to make sure they fit. Your dentist will also explain the importance of wearing the Invisalign trays on a regular basis. Patients can remove the Invisalign trays when necessary, however, it’s advised that the trays be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. The longer you don’t wear the trays, the longer the entire process will take. The aligner trays should only be removed when eating and to brush your teeth. It’s important to also rinse after eating to keep food from getting caught in your mouth.

Patients can expect the entire process to last between 12 and 18 months depending on the severity of their orthodontic issues. Dr. Burneson will make any adjustments as needed throughout the Invisalign treatment process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Invisalign® effective?
Does Invisalign® cause any pain?
Will the Invisalign® trays be noticeable to others?
Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
Is Invisalign® effective?

Invisalign has been proven to be effective in straightening teeth and improving bite alignment. However, the effectiveness can vary depending on the severity of the case and the patient’s compliance in wearing the aligners as directed. Your dentist will be able to determine if Invisalign is right for you during your initial consultation.

Does Invisalign® cause any pain?

Some patients may experience discomfort or soreness during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners or after a significant adjustment. This is usually mild and temporary. As your teeth adjust to Invisalign, this discomfort will slowly subside on its own.

Will the Invisalign® trays be noticeable to others?

Invisalign® aligner trays are nearly invisible to the point that few people will notice them unless you mention that you’re wearing them. Invisalign trays are a discreet and efficient way to straighten teeth without wearing traditional metal braces. In fact, you may also sometimes forget that you’re wearing aligners as you’re going about your day.

Does insurance cover Invisalign®?

Many insurance providers cover the cost of Invisalign treatment since it’s considered a medically necessary treatment. It’s recommended that you contact your dental insurance provider to learn more about your plan’s benefits. Be sure to also ask your dentist if they offer any financing options to cover out-of-pocket expenses.

Straighten Your Teeth & Boost Your Confidence With Dr. Burneson

Don’t wait any longer to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted! Schedule a consultation at our Ashland, OR office today to see if Invisalign® is the right choice for you. With Invisalign’s clear aligners, you can achieve a perfect smile without anyone even noticing you’re undergoing treatment. Contact us now at (541) 482-7771 or reach out to us online to take the first step towards your dream smile.