Invisalign Clear Braces – Glenpool, OK

Realign Your Smile Without Braces

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Beautiful straight teeth can do wonders for your appearance and your confidence. But what if you’re a professional adult and braces just don’t fit in with your lifestyle. Not to mention all the time you have to spend at the dentist’s office for adjustments, and the discomfort of wires and brackets. If you’ve been thinking about straightening your smile, but don’t want to spend years with a mouth full of metal, Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy offer Invisalign clear braces in Glenpool, OK.

Why Choose 918 Dentist of Glenpool for Invisalign Clear Braces?

  • Faster Results with No Dietary Restrictions
  • Highly Trained Dentists with Years of Experience
  • Comfortable, Easy-to-Follow Treatment Plan

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Using three-dimensional computer modeling, we can demonstrate exactly how the Invisalign system will move the teeth into proper alignment. The aligners are manufactured at the Invisalign laboratory and consist of as many as 20 or 30 aligners for both the top and bottom teeth. Each Invisalign appliance is custom-fit by our dental office and is typically worn for two weeks. Every set of aligners is designed to shift a tiny portion of your smile at a time until the whole thing is dazzlingly straight. The complete treatment generally takes 12 to 18 months.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Are you drawn to Invisalign because of the discreet appearance of the aligners? Turns out, that’s just one of many reasons why patients love this innovative orthodontic treatment! Here are a few other reasons Invisalign is one of the most sought-after teeth-straightening services year after year:

Improved Comfort

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With traditional braces, gentle pressure is applied to your teeth with brackets and wires. With Invisalign, gentle pressure is applied to your teeth with custom aligners! Since they are crafted from smooth plastic, you won’t have to worry about sharp edges or protruding wires irritating the soft tissue in your mouth. Of course, if you do run into any problems – like a rough edge on one of your trays – you can still use dental wax.

Boosted Confidence

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Simply put, you won’t mind smiling during treatment because your braces are completely clear! That means your coworkers, family members, and friends won’t detect the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment (unless you tell them, of course).

It’s also worth noting here that you can remove your aligners for special occasions as well. For example, if you have an important presentation at work, you can take them out and make up the time the next day.

Easy Dental Hygiene

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If you’ve had traditional braces in the past (or you know someone who has them now), then you know that interproximal toothbrushes, pre-threaded floss, and other special oral hygiene products are needed to remove food particles and other debris from the brackets and wires. That’s not the case with Invisalign. Simply take off your aligners, place them in their case, and brush your teeth as usual. Just don’t forget to clean your trays too!

Quick Follow-Ups

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There aren’t monthly adjustment appointments with Invisalign. That’s because we give you several sets of aligners at a time, allowing you to progress through your treatment plan at home. That said, you do need to come in every six to eight weeks so we can track how your teeth are moving. Usually, these appointments only take 15 minutes or so; just enough time to scan your teeth and give you your next round of aligners.

You Don’t Have to Alter Your Diet

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With Invisalign, you can eat and drink whatever you’d like. You can even chew gum! The only rule is that you have to take your aligners out first (with the exception of water, of course). There are also a few guidelines we recommend following, including keeping added sugar to a minimum and exercising caution with sticky, hard, and crunchy foods that can cause an attachment to come loose.

Shorter Average Treatment Timelines

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One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is also the one that’s talked about the least: the average treatment timeline is 12-18 months. This is considerably shorter than traditional braces, which can take 24-36 months. The key to staying on-track with your treatment plan is following all of the instructions we give you, including making it a priority to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day.

Living with Invisalign Aligners

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Since more than 12 million people around the world have used Invisalign, there are plenty of ways you can learn more about clear aligner treatment – from asking friends to watching videos on YouTube. What can be difficult, however, is pinpointing what life with Invisalign is actually like. Since this orthodontic treatment is relatively hassle-free, there are really only five things you need to keep in mind, which we’ve covered here!

Wearing Your Trays

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Actually wearing your trays will probably be the biggest adjustment. The best way to make the transition easy (and to stay on-track with your treatment plan) is to only take them off when absolutely necessary. In other words, you should focus on wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day. There are several ways you can track your wear time, like using the stopwatch on your phone!

Cleaning Your Aligners

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Cleaning your aligners consistently is also important. After all, you don’t want your clear aligners turning yellow, right? To prevent that from happening, get in the habit of rinsing them thoroughly with clean, cool water when you take them off and then using a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub them before putting them back on. You can also use the cleaning crystals that came in your welcome kit on an as-needed basis.

Eating & Drinking

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The good news is that you won’t need to dramatically alter your diet. At most, we may ask you to exercise caution with extremely crunchy, sticky, and hard foods since they can cause an attachment to come off or a tooth to chip. Of course, we also recommend keeping foods and drinks with added sugar to a minimum to help prevent an oral health problem from developing during your teeth-straightening journey.

Losing or Damaging a Tray

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Let’s start with damaging a tray. Whether there is a hairline crack or your aligners have broken into several pieces, call us ASAP so we can get the process of having a replacement made started. If you lose your trays, on the other hand, then we recommend carefully retracing your steps, keeping an eye out for the small crevices they could’ve fallen into. If you can’t find them, then do the same thing: give us a call.  

Routine Check-Ins

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Even if you have your entire series of aligners, you need to prioritize your check-in visits at our office. Why? To start, we use these appointments to take new scans of your teeth and make sure they are moving as expected. We can also clean your aligners, make small adjustments to your treatment plan, and answer any questions you have about life with Invisalign at this time. In short, these routine visits are important, so don’t skip them!

Who Can Invisalign Help?

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Invisalign is a suitable treatment for the majority of patients who wish to achieve a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and learn a bit about your health and lifestyle before we can determine whether it would be wise for you to move forward with Invisalign. This treatment is a versatile option that can be used to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues, the most common of which are:

Crowded Teeth

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When there is not enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, it can cause your teeth to overlap each other. They then become harder for you to brush and floss, and even dental hygienists have a more difficult time ridding them of plaque at your cleanings. As a result, you are at a greater risk for oral health issues. Invisalign can more evenly space out your teeth.

Gaps Between Teeth

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Wide spaces between your teeth can jeopardize your dental health. Food particles can get trapped in these gaps, attracting bacteria that contribute to cavities and gum disease. Luckily, Invisalign can close these spaces. Many patients are very pleased with the aesthetic results they get after closing a gap with clear aligners.


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A small overbite is normal and healthy, but when the top teeth protrude too far in front of the bottom teeth, it can have adverse effects on your oral health and facial aesthetics. For example, it can lead to uneven dental wear, speech issues, and jaw pain. Invisalign, often with the help of accessories, can be used to correct some cases of overbite.


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When the bottom teeth rest in front of the top teeth, it is known as an underbite. This can give the appearance of a prominent chin and contribute to oral health issues, such as difficulty chewing. It can even play a role in the development of sleep apnea and speech problems. Invisalign, along with elastics or other attachments, can sometimes be used to address an underbite.


Aimated smile with bite misalignment

If some of your bottom teeth overlap your top teeth, you have what is known as a crossbite, which may be the result of genetics, the premature loss of baby teeth, or other factors. Left untreated, a crossbite may increase the risk of tooth decay, jaw pain, speech problems, and other issues. Thankfully, Invisalign is often able to address cases of crossbite.

Open Bite

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If there is a visible space between your top and bottom front teeth even when your back teeth are touching one another, you have an open bite. This issue may be the result of prolonged thumb-sucking as a child, poor bone development, or other factors. In many cases, Invisalign is able to close an open bite.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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No two mouths are created equal, and as such, no two Invisalign treatments cost exactly the same. The total amount you end up paying for your newly straightened smile will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your alignment issues, your age, and how much time you dedicate to consistently wearing your aligners. At your consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a cost estimate based on your unique case.

Many dental insurance plans are willing to provide at least partial coverage for orthodontic treatment, so it’s worth checking your individual policy. If you need help getting in touch with your insurance carrier, our team is more than happy to do so and file the claims on your behalf while maximizing your benefits. After all, we believe that achieving a straight smile with Invisalign in Glenpool shouldn’t break the bank!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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Various factors can impact the amount of money you’ll have to pay for Invisalign, some of which include:

  • Your age (orthodontic treatment generally takes longer for older patients than younger ones)
  • Whether you’re straightening just one arch or both
  • The complexity of your orthodontic issues
  • The estimated length of your treatment

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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If all you’re looking for is a quick and easy way to straighten teeth in Glenpool that are only mildly crooked, then you might benefit from Smile Direct Club or other “do-it-yourself” clear aligners. They typically cost significantly less than Invisalign. However, these DIY aligner kits come with zero oversight from an orthodontic professional.

 There are too many chances for things to go wrong, from having to take impressions of your teeth on your own to not following the treatment steps correctly. This may result in serious dental issues that would have to be corrected by a professional anyway. With Invisalign, on the other hand, you have the trusted supervision of our dentists every step of the way. Our accurate, professionally made impressions will make the process smoother and more successful overall. If you want quality results, paying extra for Invisalign treatment is well worth it.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Only some dental insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment, and of those, many of them only include coverage for traditional braces. That said, it’s still worth asking our team members to look over the details of your insurance plan to find out how much coverage you qualify for. We’ll gladly file your claims for you, and we’re even in-network with many of the nation’s most popular dental insurance plans.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Outside of insurance, our team at 918 Dentist of Glenpool has methods of helping you fit Invisalign into your budget. For one, we can help you apply for a loan through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that breaks up the cost of your treatment into manageable payments. Many of their plans have little to no interest.

We also have an in-house loyalty plan as an alternative to insurance. All you have to do is pay a flat $250 fee a year, and in exchange, you receive FREE routine preventive care as well as a significant discount on most of our other services, including orthodontics.

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

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Invisalign in Glenpool is truly unlike any other orthodontic treatment, so it’s natural to have a few questions about it. During your initial consultation, we’ll be more than happy to provide all the information you’ll need about straightening your teeth with Invisalign. In the meantime, feel free to read through the most frequently asked questions we get about Invisalign below or give us a call today!

Will wearing Invisalign aligners hurt?

Traditional braces are notorious for their sharp metal wires and brackets that can aggravate the soft tissues in your mouth. Since Invisalign aligners are crafted out of a single smooth piece of biocompatible plastic, they offer a much more comfortable experience as they glide past your tongue, lips, and cheeks.

However, it’s completely normal to feel some dental discomfort as your teeth adjust to each new set of aligners. Thankfully, any soreness you feel should be mild and fade away very quickly. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and applying ice packs can help manage your symptoms in the meantime. Additionally, many patients report that switching to a new set of aligners right before bed is a great way to sleep through any initial discomfort.

How long do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners for each day?

While Invisalign’s removable nature is one of its most notable benefits, it’s also one of its greatest responsibilities. You’re encouraged to take your aligners out before eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and certain special occasions. However, it’s essential that you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every day. Any less time and your teeth may begin to shift back out of place without the constant pressure. Not only will this make wearing your aligners more uncomfortable, but it can increase the cost and length of your treatment as well.

How do I keep my Invisalign aligners clean?

It’s easy to keep your aligners clean! Simply take them out every morning and evening to brush and floss your teeth. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and plain water to gently clean your aligners and remove lingering particles. Additionally, it’s important that you give your teeth a quick brush before replacing your aligners after eating or drinking. This keeps your aligners from trapping food debris and plaque against your teeth, which can lead to cavities, bad breath, and discolored aligners.

Will wearing Invisalign aligners change how I talk?

When you first begin to wear your Invisalign aligners, it may sound like you have a slight lisp when you speak. This is because to make certain sounds, your tongue is placed on the back of your teeth and the roof of your mouth. Since these places will be covered by your aligners, your tongue will need some time to adjust. Thankfully, this process is relatively short and you can expect to regain your normal speaking patterns within a week or so. You can help speed it along by speaking out loud and repeating words like “sixty” or “Mississippi.”

Can I get Invisalign if I’ve had braces in the past?

Many patients who had traditional braces when they were younger find that their teeth shift out of place again later in life, especially if they neglected to wear their retainer. Thankfully, Invisalign is an excellent choice for almost anyone who wants a straighter smile, including those who’ve had traditional braces in the past. However, every case is different. We’ll carefully examine your unique smile during your consultation to ensure that Invisalign is the most effective way for you to achieve your desired results.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Invisalign?

While there aren’t any dietary restrictions, you should still be mindful about what you eat. After all, you aren’t immune to cavities during your clear aligner treatment. Plus, you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy in order to stay on-track! So, do your best to fill your plate with sweet potatoes, celery, yogurt, and other smile-friendly foods.

Can I Still Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

Don’t worry – you won’t have to give up this caffeinated beverage during your Invisalign treatment. There’s really just one rule: you have to remove your aligners first. If you don’t, then your trays will turn yellow. Plus, hot coffee can warp their shape, rendering them virtually useless. Of course, as your dental team, we also recommend keeping sugar and other additives to a minimum to help prevent cavities from developing.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

On average, Invisalign treatments are anywhere from 12-18 months. However, it’s important to keep in mind that each treatment plan is 100% customized. As a result, your timeline might be shorter or longer – it really depends on your unique dental needs! For example, if your case of malocclusion is relatively minor, you may achieve the results you desire in as little as six months. If it’s more severe and you aren’t diligent about wearing your trays for 22 hours a day, then you may need to dedicate two years or more to clear aligner treatment.

What Should I Do If My Teeth Aren’t Tracking?

If your teeth aren’t moving (or “tracking”) as anticipated, then it’s a good idea to get back to the basics. First, make sure that you are wearing your aligners for 22 hours a day, every day. Second, always use your chewies when you put your trays back on so they are tight against your teeth. Third, take good care of your aligners – from cleaning them with cool, clean water to brushing them after each meal with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Lastly, prioritize your check-in visits with your dentist so they can keep an eye on the movement of your teeth and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

How Do I Use the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

The cleaning crystals that came in your welcome kit are designed to give your aligners a deeper clean when they are starting to look a bit yellow or smell. All you need to do is fill a clean container with some lukewarm water and then add a packet of the cleaning crystals to the mix. After gently shaking the container to dissolve the crystals, gently place your aligners inside, submerging them completely. Allow them to soak for about 15 minutes before rinsing them off thoroughly with clean water.