Invisalign … the Clear Solution to Braces

Do you remember that awkward junior high moment where you were trying to get up the nerve to ask someone to the big dance, but you were worried about food getting stuck in your braces? As if things weren’t bad enough for you, wouldn’t it have been nice to have clear, removable aligners you could take out when you were making your big move?

This situation may or may not have been a reality for you, but you certainly would not want to relive it now as an adult. Invisalign is a wonderful option to straighten teeth not only for adults, but is great for teens as well.


By wearing a series of clear, plastic invisalign retainers or aligners, yours teeth can be moved to a more ideal position. Many people would love to have their teeth straighter but they would not consider wearing metal braces. Now there is an alternative.

The clear alternative is Invisalign. With minimal interference to your daily habits and lifestyle, Invisalign can have a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.

Wearing Invisalign retainers is excellent at closing gaps, or spaces between teeth, as well as straightening crowded or malpositioned teeth. Oftentimes, treatment can be completed in less than 1 year! Imagine that. By your next checkup you could easily, painlessly, improve your smile!!

Your smile is the best accessory in your appearance. Unlike a popular hairstyle or fancy clothes, a straight, white, beautiful smile never goes out of style. Looking good and feeling great are both crucial to having self-confidence and promoting success. Even more important than the way your teeth look, is the way they feel! Check out some of our Invisalign before and after photos…

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Straight, well aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy. Gingivitis and gum disease are easier to control and prevent. Finally, you can floss easily and quickly. No more salad stuck in between your teeth after meals.

Properly aligned teeth function better with less chance for damage from wear from grinding, clenching, and bruxing. If you are experiencing TMJ pain, it could be a result from misalignment of your teeth causing your jaws to function improperly.

invisalign-retainersWhat are the things people most dislike about traditional metal braces? They are unattractive, they hurt sometimes, and they are hard to keep clean. All of these detractors are eliminated with Invisalign retainers. They are practically invisible, as well as removable. People can hardly see them while you are wearing them.


But, even better, if you have a big date or important meeting you can just take them out! So, if you want straighter teeth without the months and years of metal in your mouth you can do it without sacrificing your appearance in the short term.

They are much easier to keep clean than traditional bands, brackets, and wires. Since you take them out to eat and brush your teeth, often we see that a patient’s hygiene actually improves while wearing Invisalign retainers!

Finally, they are much more comfortable than metal braces. No sharp wires or brackets to cut your lips and no tightening appointments where your teeth hurt from the pressure of the new wires.

No pain no gain, right? Wrong, Invisalign retainers or aligners are clear and smooth. They are not sharp or uncomfortable. New sets do not hurt like tightening wires and brackets might.

With Invisalign, you have no food restrictions and you can eat whatever you want! Don’t worry, all the foods you love are not off limits. Just pop out the aligners and put them back in after your barbeque feast or corn on the cob.

The last item that holds people back from fixing their teeth is they think it is going to cost too much. You have a lot of options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, and Invisalign are all ways to enhance your smile. You might be surprised that depending on what you want or need, it may not be as expensive as you think. Sometimes your dental insurance may even cover some of the cost!

With three convenient locations in the Kansas City area, Dr. Thomas Anderson & Associates makes it easy to get to your appointments. Whether you are a busy business person downtown needing quick and convenient access, or you live near the Plaza or the Lee’s Summit area and need an office close to your home, we are very accessible.

If you are looking for an Invisalign dentist, we have two dentists recognized as Preferred Providers by Invisalign. Our office has treated hundreds of Invisalign before and after cases and has had excellent results. Invisalign may not work for everyone due to the severity of their dental needs. But, for most patients, clear aligners are absolutely an option with many advantages.











If having a cleaner, healthier, more beautiful smile is important to you, you should give our office a call. It is easy to find excuses as to why you wouldn’t want to get braces, but with Invisalign most of those reasons are eliminated. What are you waiting for?