Properly aligned, straight teeth are not only attractive, but they are also healthier and more comfortable. Crooked teeth and an improper bite can lead to long-term dental problems that can become painful and expensive to fix. This is why experienced dentist Dr. James Peterson is pleased to offer Invisalign — removable, clear teeth aligners for his patients in Coppell, TX. Custom made for your teeth and your specific needs, Invisalign is more attractive and comfortable than traditional metal braces since they can be removed to make cleaning your teeth and eating much easier. If you are interested in getting straighter teeth with the Invisalign or Invisalign Teen system, schedule a consultation at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more from Dr. Peterson.
Many patients are wary of allowing their teen the responsibility of expensive aligners for their orthodontic treatment. It's a huge investment in time and money, but Dr. Peterson is aware of these factors when it comes to teenage patients. Invisalign Teen has three great features that ensure your teen ends up with a straight smile:
- Compliance indicators: There is a spot on the back part of the aligners that wears off with use. Dr. Peterson will be able to tell if your teen isn't wearing the aligners enough or if he or she is wearing them at all. This will keep the teenagers accountable for wearing the aligners 20 – 22 hours a day and keep them on schedule. Non-compliance issues mean your adolescent will be in treatment for a longer amount of time.
- Eruption tabs: The makers of Invisalign Teen understand that not all our adolescent patients will have in their last molars or "wisdom teeth." They have created the product with eruption tabs to leave space for the last molars. This is so they can grow in the right place without overcrowding the other teeth. Normal Invisalign does not come with this feature.
- Extra replacement aligners: We plan for mishaps and lost aligners by building six replacement aligners to your teen's treatment plan. Accidents happen and we all misplace things from time to time so contact our office in Coppell, TX if you have any concerns or need a replacement aligner.
"We love Dr. Peterson! My family has been going to Dr. Peterson for years; we have gotten to know the staff very well and always look forward to our visits. They are very efficient with appointments and always provide excellent service in a warm, friendly office environment. I got Invisalign with Dr. Peterson - it was a pleasant and easy experience and I could not be happier with my results!"- T.C. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"I have never liked going to the dentist until now. My husband and I are now both forever clients of Dr Peterson's. We both had put off going to the dentist and were nervous about our first visit. From the time you walk in you are warmly welcomed. They are very prompt and have never kept me waiting which is very important to me with my busy schedule. The entire staff was super friendly and the hygienist took amazing care cleaning my teeth. Dr Peterson is professional and you can tell he is very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Dr Peterson and staff whether it's routine cleaning or more. I'm looking forward to doing Invisalign and teeth whiting in my future at their office!"- J.F. / Google / Mar 05, 2018
"Dr.Peterson is an excellent dentist with a caring bedside manner and all the latest technology! I had pain free (??) fillings, crowns and Invisalign. My teeth have never looked or felt better!"- M.F. / Google / Sep 21, 2018
"My experiences with Dr. Peterson have been the most pain free dental visits ever. Dr.Peterson has a kind and caring bedside manner. Having the most up to date technology, Dr. Peterson provided me with perfect, painless fillings, crowns, and Invisalign braces in a timely, gentle manner. My teeth have never looked or felt better! It is obvious he is a perfectionist and very skilled dentist. We have moved and my husband and I drive 3 hours back to Coppell for our dental care with Dr. Peterson."- M. / Healthgrades / Sep 15, 2018
"I've been going to Dr.Peterson's for years and now in the middle of Invisalign with them. The experience with Invisalign has been AMAZING like any other time I go to the office. I highly recommend Dr.Peterson for anyone looking for a great dentist!"- C.B. / Google / Oct 24, 2018
There are several factors that can determine your teeth alignment: genetics, thumbsucking as a child, the loss of a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment can lead to other oral health problems, including dental malocclusion (a bad bite), abnormal enamel wear, trouble speaking and chewing, as well as toothaches and jaw pain. If Dr. Peterson sees any of these issues during your annual exam, he may recommend an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both adults and teens who want straighter teeth without the pain, hassle, and appearance of braces. While they do need to be worn for most of the time, Invisalign trays can be taken out for eating and brushing your teeth, as well as for special events and playing sports. Far more discreet than traditional metal braces that cut and poke your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you are wearing your Invisalign tray.
What To Expect
Your first set of Invisalign trays will be created using digital impressions at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Once they are ready, you will return to get your first sets along with care instructions from Dr. Peterson. You need to wear your aligners at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the system to be effective, ideally removing them only for eating and cleaning. Over time, you will go to the next set of trays as they gently move your teeth into alignment. You should schedule follow-ups about every 4 – 6 weeks at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to have the fit of your aligners assessed and to have more digital impressions taken so your next aligners can be made. The length of time that you use Invisalign trays will vary based on the original position of your teeth and your cosmetic goals, but most patients wear aligners for about one year.
When your teeth are in alignment, it's crucial to stop your teeth from moving back to their old position. Invisalign's Vivera retainers are made with the same comfortable materials to help keep your teeth in their new position after your treatment is complete. Each retainer is custom made at the Invisalign dental laboratory based on digital impressions taken once your treatment is complete. Dr. Peterson will talk to you about how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to care for it once it is sent from the lab. Dr. Peterson will continue to watch your teeth alignment and bite during your annual exams to ensure your teeth remain in the correct position.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or your child are curious about getting straighter, healthier teeth without the hassle of traditional orthodontics, schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson to decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen advanced teeth straightening system. He can develop your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your appointment at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and get you started on the path to a beautiful smile.