Invisalign® Orthodontics

Dr. Jay Lopez of Tucson, AZ, is a certified Invisalign® provider, who offers Invisalign treatment to not only teens but also adults of all ages. After an initial consultation to determine your orthodontic needs, Dr. Lopez can develop an optimal treatment plan that is best for you, answer your questions, provide a fee quotation, and offer an immediate start to the Invisalign process if you would like to go forward on the path to a new, more beautiful smile.

The great news is that, not only will your appearance be improved but also, a healthier alignment of your teeth will be achieved. An optimal bite and tooth spacing will facilitate oral health and result in less restorative dentistry in future years.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® technology is very effective for treating minor to moderate tooth crowding and spacing issues.

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligning trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth. A computer 3D prints the trays based on a 3D model of your mouth. Your mouth will be scanned utilizing an intraoral 3D scanner, so there is no need for impressions. The ideal tooth movements will be virtually planned on the computer by Dr Lopez. You receive sets of these aligners and insert the next set approximately every two weeks.

As the aligners gently move your teeth, you will see a gradual improvement in your smile. Because they are clear, others may not realize you are wearing them. You will adapt within hours to a day to speaking normally with them in your mouth.

Many people complete treatment within one year. Although you are likely to experience some tenderness and tingling after each new aligner is inserted, due to tooth movement, you will be more comfortable than with traditional braces because the aligners are smooth. They will not irritate the soft tissue of your mouth.

You will remove the aligners while eating and cleaning your mouth. Not only will you enjoy more foods, but you’ll also be able to easily clean your teeth.

Adults of all ages have chosen to have Invisalign® treatment.

Over 3.5 million people have had their teeth aligned with Invisalign® technology. At least 1 in every 5 Invisalign patients is an adult. In Tucson, we see patients in their 60s and 70s who desire the benefits of this treatment.

Invisalign gives adults more aesthetically pleasing smiles, corrects relapse of earlier orthodontic treatment, closes gaps between teeth, makes it easier to eat, improves oral hygiene by relieving overcrowding, and reduces excessive wear caused by grinding on misaligned teeth. Invisalign is surprisingly affordable, and we offer CareCredit and Lending Club for financing your treatment.

The great news is Dr. Lopez has pursued extensive advanced training in orthodontics and smile design for optimal health, function and beauty. Although, most adults are good candidates for Invisalign treatment, if you are not a good candidate, he will develop the perfect treatment plan for you, using alternative technologies and techniques.

When you choose to have orthodontics, you can achieve the smile of your dreams, and at the same time, long lasting oral health. For an expert opinion about your treatment options, we invite you to give us a call today.