Invisalign at Troy Family Dental

Invisalign Can Straighten Your Teeth!

If you have a smile that could use professional straightening treatment, you’ve come to the right place. There are numerous clients scattered throughout the St. Louis area that have smiles that they wish might look better. Unfortunately, we’re not all born with ideal teeth, and things occur throughout the course of our lives that dictate how our teeth look in the future. When it comes to misaligned teeth, there are numerous reasons they got that way in the first place. We do not worry about how they got that way; we only consider how to deal with the problem.

We understand exactly what you’re thinking, “I do not want to do metal braces!” Fortunately, we do not offer metal braces treatment. However, we do offer something that’s even much better. Invisalign is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer. It can get smiles feeling and look straighter in much less time than with metal braces. Plus, it’s a much more comfy option without the feeling of sharp metal brackets. Are you prepared for Invisalign, St. Louis Area? It’s an advanced treatment for our clients supplied by the 2014-2018 topDentist ™ St. Louis location homeowners can rely on Dr. Boatman and Dr. Spencer.

You Can Straighten Your Teeth in Disguise

The beauty of Invisalign is the convenience that it offers patients. If you’ve known any individual that has had braces, they’re quick to remind you of how uncomfortable treatment was. Not to discuss, the duration of treatment time would hover in the 3-5 year range.

Without the need for awkward metal brackets or irritable wires, Invisalign can conveniently reposition teeth in less time. Its state-of-the-art straightening innovation rests comfortably against the inside of your lips and can be taken out at any time. It’s no surprise why adults and teens alike have preferred Invisalign over traditional aligning techniques.

You can anticipate a brand brand-new smile in about 6 to 18 months. The very best part is no one will ever have any idea that you’re aligning your teeth. It’s an innovative treatment that is correcting thousands of smiles each and every day. If you’re considering straightening treatment, now is a good time to look into Invisalign.

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If you want in on this state-of-the-art straightening innovation, we recommend you have a look at Invisalign. You can take pleasure in the advantages of fewer office visits, less treatment time and the comfort of smooth plastic aligners. We encourage St. Louis area residents to correct their teeth with Invisalign.

Health Advantages of Straight Teeth

You may be shocked to know that the advantages of having properly straightened teeth extend far beyond a self-confident smile. The American Dental Association says, straightening your teeth can truly significantly change your overall dental wellness. A smile can rarely be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Luckily, with Invisalign®, holding a confident smile and decreasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go together.

Straighter, Healthier Teeth and Gums

Enlarged, red gums can usually be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too broadly spaced. Sadly, these are also symptoms of periodontal disease. When teeth are correctly aligned, it supports the gums fit more securely encompassing the teeth, allowing for the most effective and healthiest barrier against possible periodontal problems. This is where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and transparent aligners lightly and steadily begin to move your teeth into the precise position — without ugly brackets and wires.


The biggest objections of having braces is eliminating all the food that gets caught in the brackets and wires. This will often lead to plaque accumulation and ultimately tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are detachable, so it’s natural to maintain brushing and flossing your teeth the way you regularly do.

Full Health Benefits

Your teeth and gums and how they look to another when you smile, say a lot about your overall well-being. If you’re taking sufficient care of both, you’re presumably taking good care of the rest of you.

Tooth decay and gum disease are produced by bacteria. Untreated, they can produce mouth sores, painful or bleeding gums, poor breath, and potential tooth loss. Studies by the (ADA) American Dental Association have confirmed that oral contaminations can also lead to other more severe ailments such as stroke, pneumonia, heart disease, and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make regular oral hygiene easier, thus decreasing the risk of potential problems. All the while correctly aligning teeth, this can also relieve the issues that can be created by an abnormal bite, speech or eating difficulties, jaw issues, and developed wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign completely addresses all of these orthodontic concerns, so you’ll have the assurance of a great smile and improve the likelihood of increased oral health.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign® takes a contemporary approach to straightening teeth, making use of a personalized series of aligners developed for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfy and practically invisible plastic that you use over your teeth. Putting on the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based upon the exact movements your dental professional or orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just get a brand-new set of aligners roughly every two weeks, up until your treatment is finished. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interruption in your daily life. The very best part about the whole procedure is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

Treatment Process

You might be rather knowledgeable about how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we ‘d like to take you through each level of the treatment procedure, from examination to your new smile. Whether you’re thinking about treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the whole procedure can assist you to be more positive in your decision to select Invisalign, and take pleasure in a better smile every day.

Dr. Boatman and Dr. Spencer are Invisalign Providers

Your treatment begins after Dr. Boatman or Dr. Spencer arrange your initial consultation. Not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it’s important to find a doctor who has received the appropriate Invisalign training and can evaluate your needs and figure out how Invisalign can help you.

A Customized Treatment Plan is Designed for You

Your doctor will take X-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth, which he will utilize to develop a digital 3-D picture of your mouth. From these images, your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the precise motions of your teeth, and inform you of the approximate length of treatment. Using the very same innovation, Dr. Boatman or Dr. Spencer will have the ability to show you a virtual image of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment normally takes around a year for adults. For teenagers, the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.

Get Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Based upon your individual treatment plan, a series of customized, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made from a smooth, comfy, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums like standard metal braces often do. Just use them throughout the day, and take them out when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you put on each set of aligners, your teeth carefully and gradually begin to move into place. And because they’re essentially unnoticeable, the majority of people won’t even recognize you’re using them.

Use a New Aligner Every Two Weeks

Roughly every two weeks, you will start using a brand-new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will likewise have occasional checkups with your doctor, generally just every six weeks or so. For best results and a prompt outcome, you need to use your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your whole treatment. At every stage, you will have the ability to see just how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the genuine you.

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Cases Treatable with Invisalign

Gapped Teeth

Spaces between teeth can occur with continued abnormal growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can likewise cause the surrounding teeth to move due to the extra area, creating spaces in your teeth. Spacing problems and gaps in-between teeth can lead to gum issues, gum pockets and increased risk of gum disease.


Underbite can take place when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually due to the undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be induced by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can cause tooth wear. It can likewise trigger uncomfortable jaw and joint issues.


What individuals commonly describe as an “overbite” is understood to dental experts as “overjet.” It happens when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s normally due to genes, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can cause gum issues or inflammation, and wear on the lower teeth, and can cause agonizing jaw and joint issues.

Open Bite

Open bite frequently takes place when some teeth are not able to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Often caused by a hereditary unusual jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can trigger bad or agonizing chewing, as well as speech impairment. It can also cause greater concerns like thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).


A crossbite can happen when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It triggers one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can occur on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

Excessively Crowded Teeth

Teeth crowding happens when there is merely an absence of space within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left neglected, excessively crowded teeth can become worse over time, and lead to badly jagged teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay and an enhanced chance of gum condition.

Living with Your Invisalign

There are other choices out there for aligning your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience, and trust that you’ll find with Invisalign®. You’ll recognize how our cutting-edge procedure to treatment has a minimal interruption in how you live but has a notable positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. Among the very best aspects of Invisalign® is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Because the aligners are so comfortable, you must have the ability to use them for the advised 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort.

The aligners are easily detachable, so you can continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you typically would. Washing your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleansing kit. Or you can merely brush and wash them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that fantastic smile couldn’t be simpler!

You’ll furthermore get rid of the aligners each time you eat. This indicates you can remain to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or stressing over food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of consuming can often be bothersome.

For those who are engaged in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue using your aligners without having to suffer over any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a safety mouthguard, simply eliminate your aligners, and you’re good to go!

Your bedtime cycle can continue as before, with the easy addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be battling with trying to floss and brush between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.

Invisalign vs. Braces

While the results might appear the same– a positive, beautiful smile– when you stop and compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening alternatives, the advantages end up being rather noticeable. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of each choice ahead of time will help you make a more confident choice.

Both Invisalign and Braces

  • Effectively deals with a wide range of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
  • Aligns your teeth.

What Invisalign Does that Braces Do Not:

  • Allows you to consume whatever foods you relish in.
  • Lets you remove the device when you want.
  • Lets you enjoy the essentially undetectable teeth-straightening.
  • Allows you to brush and floss your teeth for much better dental health.
  • Consists of smooth, comfy plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to aggravate your cheeks and gums.
  • Frees your busy schedule, with office visits just every four to six weeks.
Traditional Braces

With routine braces, you might experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, dental decay, plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or trouble eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are other individual sacrifices– popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzels, nuts, specific candies … plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more cannot be eaten with braces. With Invisalign just remove the aligner and enjoy your food.

Related Treatments

Numerous clients have asked about the benefits of veneers as compared with Invisalign. While veneers are certainly a choice for enhancing your smile, they only conceal precise dental flaws, instead of remedying them. This implies that some existing periodontal issues could remain. Applied to the front side of the teeth only, veneers also require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth– an irreversible procedure– and need to be changed every five to 10 years. This can become extremely costly. Coffee, tea, and red wine have to be prevented to prevent discoloration, and care must be taken to prevent chipping or cracking the veneer. So while the surface area appearance of the teeth might improve with veneers, the underlying tooth and gum problems could still exist.

Convenience of Invisalign

Making the choice to align your teeth is a lot easier when you understand that Invisalign® is versatile enough to let you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about the gum and mouth inflammation other teeth-straightening procedures can trigger.

The aligner trays are not only stable and comfy to put on, but they’re also detachable with Invisalign. That indicates you can continue doing all the things you typically would, from brushing and flossing to consuming whatever you want. With other devices, cleaning and flossing properly can frequently take up to 30 minutes!

Upcoming event? No issue– just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re all set. Naturally, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment since they are virtually unnoticeable!