Straightening your teeth has never been easier than with Invisalign. The convenient and comfortable Invisalign system can help you achieve the straighter, improved teeth you always dreamed of. Bedford, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scott Staffel, will custom design a series of aligners to properly align your teeth without the need for old-fashioned, uncomfortable metal braces. The plastic aligners are virtually invisible and work to gently and gradually shift teeth into their proper place. The aligners can be easily removed while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Most patients can achieve full results in 12 – 18 months.
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"The best dentist I have found after 50 years of searching. Fantastic staff and Dr. Staffel does amazing work. I require anesthetic dentistry and Dr. Staffel and his staff are wonderful. Zero pain and great results."- M.K. / Facebook / Nov 30, 2017
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"I have been going to Dr Staffel for a little over a year and am very pleased with all aspects of the experience. He and his staff are very proficient and friendly. I have had a root canal, a bridge, a crown, and several cavities filled and was pleased with the results. His prices are reasonable compared to other dentists I've visited in the past. I would recommend him highly to anyone in need of dental work."- B.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2017
"I'm so happy with my new crowns! Dr Staffel did an awesome job. I would not trust just anyone else with my front teeth! They look perfect?Thanks to Debbie for making me feel so comfortable? Thanks for taking care of me!!"- C.G. / Facebook / Mar 02, 2017
What to Expect
If you are determined to be a good candidate for Invisalign, your treatment will begin with your dentist taking digital X-rays and dental impressions, which will be used to create your first set of teeth aligners. Your dentist will go over instructions so you know how to wear and care for your aligners, as well as when you can remove them. Invisalign aligners typically should be worn 20 – 22 hours per day for the best results.
Most aligners will be worn for two weeks before the patient switches to a new set, but this can vary based on the patient's progress and treatment plan. Dental visits are usually scheduled about every 6 weeks to check the fit of the current aligners and take impressions for new trays, and make any needed adjustments. As your treatment progresses, your dentist will be able to give you a better estimate of how long you will need to wear Invisalign, but the average patient wears aligners for about 12 – 18 months.
After the patient's teeth are in proper alignment from Invisalign, it is important to use a retainer recommended by your dentist to maintain results. A retainer will not need to be worn as many hours per day as Invisalign teeth aligners. While most patients only wear their retainer at night, this will be determined by your dentist to meet your needs. Patients should continue to visit their dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and exams and follow a good at-home oral care regimen to keep the newly straightened teeth healthy and beautiful.
The cost of Invisalign varies from patient to patient and the total cost will depend on the complexity of the patient's case, such as how many sets of aligners are created during the treatment period. Dental insurance may cover some of the cost of Invisalign, but this varies greatly depending on the insurance carrier. Our front office staff can contact your insurance to determine what will be covered by insurance and what your personal responsibility will be. Our office can also help make Invisalign more affordable through our payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
For adults and older teens who have a nice smile, but need a little extra help getting to a perfectly straight and beautiful smile, Invisalign clear teeth aligners can help you achieve your goal in comfort and style. With a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually undetectable, you can have your best smile without cumbersome, unattractive, and uncomfortable metal braces. Talk to your dentist about your teeth straightening concerns and decide if Invisalign is right for you to get you on the road toward a better smile and greater confidence.