ChapmanSmiles is a Certified Invisalign® Preferred Provider
Dr. Gary Chapman, a Premier Invisalign provider, began offering Invisalign treatment to patients in 1999 when it was introduced. Dr. Chapman and the team at ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics are extremely skilled at the Invisalign treatment process. The team ensures an exceptional quality of care and looks forward to making the smile of your dreams with Invisalign. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
How does Invisalign work??
Invisalign works by moving teeth a little at a time using sets of clear plastic retainer like molds called aligners that are custom made to fit over your teeth. Patients wear each aligner for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. To make sure your teeth are moving as planned, and to receive another set of three aligners, you‘ll see the orthodontist about every 12 weeks during Invisalign treatment.
If you’re in a hurry, or just want to be done as quick as possible, we can add an Acceledent device to your Invisalign treatment to cut your time in half. Acceledent is a bone biology stimulator that speeds up your teeth dramatically. Invisalign aligners are changed out weekly with Acceledent. Many patients are reporting more comfortable tooth movement with Acceledent as well. We at ChapmanSmiles highly recommend Acceledent to all of our patients.
Experience = Results
Dr. Chapman has been using Invisalign since it’s inception in 1998. Over the years many advancements have occurred with Invisalign treatment methods and materials that now make it an easy choice for many people. Your aligners are custom built from digital models of your teeth, taken with our utero 3D digital scanner. ( iTero scanner Picture) No more gooey impressions! Your treatment is specifically designed by Dr. Chapman for your best result utilizing his 25 + years of orthodontic experience. Aligners are shipped from Invisalign to our office in a very short time frame to get you started on your beautiful new smile.
Review Quote: Dr. Chapman and his staff were wonderful. They don’t take themselves too seriously and have a great sense of humor. I went to him for Invisalign. Everyone there was so professional and made the whole process fun.
Why should I choose Invisalign?
Invisalign can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of because the treatment is:
- Invisible, so no one can tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. That means you can smile with more confidence during treatment, as well as after.
- Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing a breeze.
- Comfortable, because the aligners have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Without brackets and wires, you will spend less time in our office getting adjustments for broken brackets and bent or broken wires.
Sports Friendly, so you can play contact sports without braces and wires hurting the inside of your mouth if someone or something hits your face.
Invisalign’s technology also enables you to view your individual virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your teeth will look once you have completed treatment.
Can’t we just stick with our family dentist for Invisalign treatment?
It is possible that your family general dentist has attended some additional weekend training seminars to become certified as an Invisalign provider. Your general dentist is obliged to assume professional dental care for all of his patients. General dentists know what they are appropriately skilled to do and you can trust your general dentist to do what he or she does well and refer you to a specialist for treatment beyond his or her scope of training. Orthodontists are dentists that have completed at least an additional two years of all-encompassing, full-time, specialized university training. They handle the simplest and the most complicated orthodontic problems, which general dentists often are not qualified to treat.
How long does Invisalign treatment take to complete?
Multiple factors play into determining how long Invisalign treatment takes for each patient. Typically, it takes about 9 to 18 months, but during that entire time, most people will not even notice that you are under treatment. Technological advancements continue to make treatment faster, easier and more comfortable for the patient. Invisalign aligners are used to straighten your teeth gradually, not overnight, so be patient with the treatment. Remember that any discomfort you feel will be brief. On the other hand, your beautiful, healthy smile will last forever.
Do I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
An important part of maintaining the excellent results gained from Invisalign treatment is wearing a retainer once treatment is complete. This important step keeps the teeth stable after the active orthodontic tooth movement treatment is done. Without retainers, your teeth would return to their crooked old ways. Keeping your teeth in their ideal position for the rest of your life means wearing occasionally for the rest of your life. The ideal retainer is one made of clear, plastic material that snugly fits over your teeth and can be worn while you are sleeping and when you are at home. It would look similar to your Invisalign aligner, but would be made from a harder material. Think of your retainers as a cheap form of insurance. If you lose one, it is a lot more economical to have it replaced immediately than to repeat orthodontic treatment. If you lose your retainer and don’t have it replaced, you eventually could lose all of the beneficial improvements you gained during your Invisalign treatment.
What does Invisalign treatment cost?
Everyone who has come to our office for a free consultation has been able to afford to have Dr. Chapman treat them- without exception. Invisalign treatment cost varies for each individual, depending on the complexity of their orthodontic problem. But due to the modern materials and techniques that often result in fewer required visits, you might be surprised how affordable your orthodontic treatment can be. A healthy, glowing smile is one of the best investments you can make in your own future, or in that of your child. To assist in fitting this investment into your budget, we provide several payment options:
- Our in-house financing is interest-free, and requires an appropriate down payment. The remaining balance is paid during the course of your treatment through automatic payments for your convenience.
- Financing through outside sources offers no down payment and low monthly fees paid over or beyond your treatment time.
- Patients who pay in full, upfront receive a courtesy bookkeeping discount.
- Automatic credit card payments. All major credit cards are accepted.
- Most major insurance plans accepted. Our office will fill out the necessary paperwork for your benefits as a convenience for you.
- During your initial free consultation, our treatment coordinator will explain each of the financial options available to you, and will work with you to customize a payment plan that best fits your needs.
Learn more about Invisalign on their web site at www.invisalign.com