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Comprehensive Family Dentistry located in Grandview College area, Des Moines, IA

Invisalign services offered in Grandview College area, Des Moines, IA

Invisalign® offers the chance to straighten your smile without spending a year or longer in traditional metal braces. It’s one of many cosmetic treatments from Scott McPherson, DDS, of Ballpark Heights Family Dental in Des Moines, Iowa. If you’d like to explore Invisalign in greater detail, call the office to schedule a visit or book one online in just a few clicks.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tray-based orthodontic system that offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. It’s an incredibly popular treatment for teens and adults, allowing you to correct alignment issues without spending a year or more in metal braces. 

The system uses clear plastic alignment trays to create the gentle pressure needed to slowly shift teeth into improved positioning. Advanced digital imaging gathers precise information about the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth, and proprietary software takes that information and creates your customized treatment plan. 

Invisalign creates beautiful outcomes with fewer office visits, allowing you to move through treatment without missing significant time from school or work. 

What kinds of alignment problems can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowding
  • A mix of baby and permanent teeth
  • General misalignment

In some cases, metal braces offer a better fit for advanced alignment needs. Dr. McPherson advises you on your best treatment options during your in-person consultation. 

What is it like to go through Invisalign treatment?

After your initial visit, it takes a couple of weeks for your first sets of trays to arrive. You return to the office, where Dr. McPherson shows you how to place and remove the trays. 

Wearing your trays around the clock maintains the pressure necessary to correct alignment problems. You remove the trays only while eating, drinking, and during dental hygiene routines. 

One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign over metal braces is the ability to take the aligners out to brush and floss normally. This is far easier than working to brush all sides of metal brackets and threading floss beneath treatment wires. 

Every couple of weeks, you switch to a new set of trays, creating pressure that moves you one step closer to your treatment goals. Periodic office visits ensure your treatment moves forward as intended. 

If you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule an Invisalign consultation. Online booking is also available, allowing you to schedule from the comfort of your home, any time of day or night. 

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Ballpark Heights Dental. Our team of skilled clinicians follow a comprehensive approach to ensure that every new and returning patient is given personalized care and quality dental services. We are interested in you not just your teeth and want to ensure each trip to the dentist is as comfortable and stress free as possible. We offer all the treatments that you would expect from a family dentist plus we have a particular interest in the following: