Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners for Convenience & Results


Why choose Invisalign clear aligners? Let’s discuss.

Your mouth is at its happiest when it’s clean and sparkling. Whenever your teeth are clean, it’s a great feeling that leaves you fresh and ready to take on the world with a smile. There are times, however, when acquiring that clean, bright feeling for your teeth requires help from devices. Braces, a go-to appliance, are effective in protecting and adjusting your teeth, but far from aesthetically appealing and can make you insecure about how you look. But what if those braces were clear or invisible? No way, you say. With Invisalign clear aligners, you can now enjoy the benefits of braces without the bother.

How Can Braces Be Invisible? 

When you think of braces, you probably think of them as clunky pieces of metal that take the fun out of moments a mouth can enjoy, such as eating and kissing. How are invisible braces even possible?

Invisalign’s invisible braces are devices used to straighten teeth using clear plastic aligners. Otherwise termed as ‘removable braces,’ these transparent devices allow your teeth to be adjusted without any added attention or hassle. They will make any issues you have with your teeth disappear, including gaps, overcrowding, and crookedness. Thanks to advanced technology, these invisible braces (otherwise known as clear aligners) are barely detectable by the naked eye, making it a very popular alternative for tooth maintenance.

The Skinny On Invisalign

  • Invisalign comes in the form of thin, removable, transparent aligners that are customized to fit over your teeth.
  • These soft but resilient aligners are designed to be worn daily, and only to be removed when eating or brushing your teeth.
  • Each aligner is to be worn approximately one to two weeks, afterwards they can be discarded and replaced with a new one; this consistently adjusts and realigns the patient’s teeth.
  • The realignment process in its entirety can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on each individual case and requires the user to make relatively few changes to their daily habits.
  • If you like playing contact sports or are often involved in physical activity, you can still wear them.

Due to their transparency, minimally invasive nature, and of course overall effectiveness, Invisalign is an ideal solution for those who are eager to straighten their teeth, but self-conscious about doing so. Invisalign can effectively improve your smile while remaining virtually unnoticeable. We can help you restore your confidence with Invisalign invisible braces.

Invisalign vs Braces: What’s The Difference?

In contrast to the technology of Invisalign, standard metal braces have been used for many years, and have been well established as the primary method to straighten teeth and correct jaw alignment.

However, while sturdy and effective, the downside of braces is the fact that they do require an extra amount of care and unfortunately, they will require you to avoid certain foods, such as:

  • popcorn
  • hard fruits
  • hard candy
  • chewing gum
  • corn on the cob

These are all products that you are recommended not to eat while wearing braces, as they are likely to compromise the brace’s structure or get caught between the metal brackets or wires. Additionally, other less than desirable aspects of braces are the relative discomfort that users sometimes experience while wearing braces, as well as their appearance that can cause social anxiety.

As mentioned previously, these key differences from braces are perhaps what has led to the recent surge in Invisalign’s popularity, and while Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, it has provided an ideal solution for many.

Remember, We Choose Invisalign; Your Smile is Not a DIY Project — that’s why you want to work with a team of professionals to correct your smile.


Why Invisalign Over Regular Braces? 

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, invisible braces don’t require the kind of time commitment that regular braces do. Regular braces need to stay in your mouth for at least two years on average compared to Invisalign, which can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Treatment can be up to 50% faster, and these magical clear aligners can straighten your teeth with 75% predictability, which is an important reason why so many people choose Invisalign clear aligners.

Add the fact that you won’t have issues with wires or food getting stuck in them, Invisalign clear aligners offer you a smoother transition. You will have to remove them while eating or drinking anything except water, and it is suggested that you brush after every meal. Furthermore, you’ll have to wear them for most of the day, but not necessarily all day, every day like the traditional metallic counterpart. The pros far outweigh the cons. If you or your teenager are looking for a smooth solution to keep your teeth in check while maintaining your appearance, Invisalign is your answer.

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Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners: Advantages

Why choose Invisalign clear aligners? Over 8 million people have used Invisalign, according to their website. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Invisalign can be a great option for you to restore your smile in no time. Invisalign SmartTrack Clear Aligners are:

  • Convenient: Want to eat comfortably? Just take out your aligners to eat. Each aligner will be created to fit your mouth and gently move your teeth over time. They’re easy, don’t require multiple trips to the dentist, and are low maintenance.
  • Predictable: Using their technology, each aligner is custom made and produces great results.
  • Discreet: Unlike traditional, embarrassing braces, Invisalign Clear Aligners are nearly invisible, clear, and discreet when worn. This makes it so easy to straighten your teeth without any stress or embarrassment.

What Does Invisalign Treat?

Invisalign can treat a multitude of dental issues; however, if a case is too severe, Invisalign may not be able to treat the problem and traditional braces may be a better option for you. Simply talk with your dentist about your dental issues to determine the best course of treatment. If your dentist determines that Invisalign is right for you, you can experience the result of traditional braces, without the look and feel of metal wires and brackets.

Another reason so many people choose Invisalign clear aligners is because there are so many issues that can be treated. The most common dental issues that Invisalign can treat include:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Spacing/gapping
  • Crookedness

Learn More about Invisalign Invisible Braces HERE.

The Invisalign Process

If you’ve decided it’s time to straighten your smile, come talk with us about Invisalign. Invisalign is a orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners (custom made to fit your teeth) that cover your teeth and gently move them into the correct position over time. They’re almost invisible and can be taken on and off throughout the day, meaning your eating habits don’t have to change. As far as orthodontic treatments go, if you choose Invisalign aligners, they have minimal impact on your daily life.

Introduced into the dental market in 1998 by Align Technology, Invisalign has perfected their process and materials. Here’s how it works:

  1. You’ll meet with your dentist and he will take a 3D scan of your teeth using Invisalign’s iTero Element scanner. This will give your dentist a precise scan of your teeth so your treatment plan can be mapped out and customized just for you.
  2. Your aligners will be made using SmartTrack material. Your dentist will make sure your aligners fit and keep track of your progress. You’ll have regular dental check-ins.
  3. Your treatment could be only 6 months, but it’ll depend on your personal smile goals and treatment plan. Once you’re done wearing your aligners, you can receive your Vivera retainer to keep your smile perfectly aligned.

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The Difference in Invisalign

Now that you know how simple and effective the Invisalign process is, you may be wondering if cheaper, mail-direct aligners can offer the same benefits. When you choose Invisalign aligners, there’s no guesswork. When you use alternative aligner options, you don’t have the backing of your dentist and have to rely on yourself to see if your aligners fit well and are working correctly. There’s no monitoring progress with alternative mail-order aligners.

The mail-order alternative options for invisible aligners also cannot give the same, dentist-approved stamp as Invisalign. Basically, it’s a huge risk you will take by using a program that doesn’t have cutting edge technology and works directly with your dentist to monitor progress and fit.

Don’t Be Fooled by Mail-Direct Aligner Programs

While newer and cheaper mail-direct aligners promise results similar to Invisalign, the truth is, the products and results aren’t nearly the same. In fact, many dentists are reporting that they’re having to fix the mistakes from mail-direct aligners in their offices more and more often. So, what makes Invisalign so much better? Let’s take a look!

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Invisalign for Teens and Adults 


With busy schedules, schoolwork, friends, and countless other priorities, keeping track of your Invisalign aligners as a teen can become difficult. That’s why Invisalign teen aligners have a handy blue usage indicator on each and every pair. This way, the aligners can keep track of how long they’ve been worn each day, and the color can indicate if they need to be worn longer, or if usage time for the day is complete (22 hours a day for most patients).

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It’s never too late to fix your smile! Adult aligners are very similar to the teen aligners, but do not have a blue usage indicator. Since Invisalign aligners are so discreet, more and more adults are choosing them to fix their smile later in life. If your teeth are strong and healthy, it is likely you will be a candidate for Invisalign. However, if you’ve suffered from tooth loss, bone loss, or gum disease, please talk with us to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

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Confidence Is Key!

Confidence is something that people from all walks of life should have. Whether you’re a hardworking professional managing the demands of the business world, or a thriving teenager navigating through those formatives (and sometimes tedious) high school years, learning to carry yourself with confidence is a skill that everyone can benefit from throughout their lifetime. However, there are numerous obstacles in life that can hurt or be a deterrent to your confidence, and if you are self-conscious about your smile, this can certainly be an issue.

Sadly, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately one-third of the U.S. population today report being unhappy with their smile, with many people saying that their smile would be the first thing that they would that they would like to change about their appearance. With such staggering statistics, it’s clear that a person’s smile can have a major positive or negative impact on their confidence, and with so many new innovations in dental technology, there’s simply no reason for your smile to bring you down!

At the offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates we have introduced a fantastic technology to our patients known as Invisalign.  As an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign invisible braces has allowed us to restore the smiles of patients of all ages and helped them regain their confidence!

Over 12 million people have joined the Invisalign family – straightening their smiles with Invisalign’s proven, professional technology. Whether you have a simple smile fix, or a complex straightening problem, Invisalign is always up to the task and provides beautiful results every time. That’s why at Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates, we choose Invisalign clear aligners and ONLY trust Invisalign for our patients.

Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.