If you’re living with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, you probably understand the frustration and embarrassment that comes along with it. You probably also understand how much your confidence and life could improve by straightening your teeth, but you don’t want to go through the trauma of unsightly and painful metal mouth. Thankfully, Dr. Peter Thompson is a certified Invisalign provider in Portales and can get you started on the smile of your dreams today from the comfort of your dental home.
Invisalign straightens teeth quickly and discreetly to give you the confidence of a straight smile without several years of metal braces! Using a series of clear, nearly invisible aligning trays, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan Dr. Thompson has specifically designed for you.
There are no metal wires or brackets so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment. In fact, most people will never even notice you wearing them; and the aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you want, and brush and floss just like you normally would. You’ll visit Dr. Thompson every few weeks to track progress and get your next set of aligners. On average, treatment takes less than a year to complete!
Dr. Thompson creates a series of custom aligners specifically for you, to move your teeth as required. These aligners, which are virtually invisible, are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely designed for the Invisalign treatment plan, and look similar to teeth whitening trays. Each set is worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set of aligners in the treatment plan Dr. Thompson has outlined for you.
Dr. Thompson recommends that you wear your Invisalign tray for 20-22 hours a day, and only remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign may temporarily affect your speech; some people may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having the aligner in your mouth any lisp caused should disappear.
Medical benefits vary from policy to policy, so Dr. Thompson’s office recommends reviewing your coverage and checking with your insurance provider to confirm whether it is covered. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as traditional braces.
Yes! Over 4 million people with a wide variety of dental alignment challenges have been treated with Invisalign; it was developed by orthodontists and is used in dental and orthodontic practices worldwide.
Dr. Thompson is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.
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