Invisalign® Specialist

Joshua R. Opperman, DMD -  - Dentist

Joshua R. Opperman, DMD

Dentist located in Portland, OR

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Joshua R. Opperman at Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry in Portland, Oregon has recently started providing Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Dr. Opperman might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Opperman examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He will take 3D images of your teeth using the iTero Element 2™ digital scanner. This helps him and his team develop a precise treatment plan. The iTero system also allows Dr. Opperman to create a simulated treatment outcome and ensure that your Invisalign fits properly the first time around.

At your next appointment, Dr. Opperman fits your teeth with the customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, he will occasionally make you new aligners. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry to talk to Dr. Opperman about Invisalign.

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