Dr. Walle and his staff at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists have offered othodontic treatment with Invisalign since 2000. Dr. Walle is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Klamath Falls Dental Specialists is the largest Invisalign practice in Southern Oregon, with Dr. Walle having treated more patients with Invisalign than any other provider in southern Oregon.
Invisalign treatments consist of a series of aligners that are changed about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth with a plan devised by you and Dr. Walle, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on your teeth. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your doctor as he maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.
The Primary Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair.
While Invisalign moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety of metal braces, some people will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that Invisalign is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Potential Cost and Insurance Coverage for Invisalign
At Klamath Falls Dental Specialists, we know that cost is a big question for anyone considering dental or orthodontic work. The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the kind of treatment you need, how extensive the issues are that you want corrected, how long your treatment plan will last, and other factors determined by your dentist or orthodontist.
Invisalign treatment is usually similar to the cost of traditional braces. If you’re concerned about cost, talk with our staff at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists. Our office offers flexible and affordable payment plans OAC, and accept Care Credit and most major credit cards. Our office also works with Springstone for financing. Cash discounts are given for payment in full.
Because dental benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan. However, in general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
How Do I Get Started with Invisalign?
It’s simple, just make an appointment with Invisalign Preferred Provider Dr. Walle at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists for an initial consultation by calling (541) 884-8668.