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👉 Invisalign Treatment; Essentials to Know

Everyone likes beautiful straight white teeth. Your smile makes a lasting impression in an instant. Whether it is pretty or not.

An attractive smile makes you appear more friendly, trustworthy and interesting. It can give you an upper leg in life. More opportunities may be available to you and it can sometimes make or break a career.

Few people are blessed with naturally a beautiful smile, gums and teeth. The majority need some help with improvement, whether that is straightening them, whitening or cosmetic smile makeovers.

If you are wondering the difference between a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas and an orthodontist Las Vegas, click here

So, What exactly is Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy anyway?

Invisalign is a treatment that can address many dental concerns, such as crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, deep bite, receding gums and open bite.

Invisalign consists of a series of clear, custom fit, removable aligners (trays) that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move over time into the desired position. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but since the trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible. In addition, because Invisalign (1) trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.

New Smile. New You! 

A lack in confidence or overall feeling of just “ok” about their smile can affect their lives in many different ways.

This is especially true for professionals. They may not even be aware of how they hold back in social situations, because they’ve adapted their whole life to hiding their smile. Covering their mouth when they laugh, smiling with their lips closed, not smiling in pictures at all or maybe even making those awkward “duck lips” in their selfies as a way to mask crooked or discolored teeth.

These self-imposed tactics can hold back a successful career path, particularly if their work is in the sales field or face to face with customers. Let’s face it, people like and are drawn to attractive people and attractive smiles. Invisalign will improve your smile and potentially can change your life in so many positive ways.

There are many cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas, so why don’t people just consult their dentists and get their teeth aligned?

For some it is financial reasons, for others it’s because of a previous bad experience at a dental appointment. Some people associate straightening their teeth with the pain associated with traditional braces. The pain involved in having braces often keeps people from consulting their dentists for their misaligned teeth. Renowned cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas Dr. Richard Racanelli says one of the commonly asked questions regarding Invisalign that he receives from patients is whether it would hurt.

Invisalign is an advanced method of aligning teeth without using metal braces or wires. It consists of a clear plastic set of customized teeth aligners that are smooth and completely transparent. It appears invisible when in use and it fits snuggly over your teeth. With Invisalign, you change your aligners every two weeks (or every 5-7 days with the Accelerated program), as your teeth straighten out.

If you’re thinking about how to find a great Invisalign provider, you don’t have to worry about that either. When it comes to Invisalign Las Vegas is home to a number of cosmetic dentists and clinics that offer effective treatments. However, Dr. Racanelli is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentist is Las Vegas and one that you should definitely consider. He is an Invisalign Gold provider for 2018 and has successfully treated hundreds of cases since he became certified in Invisalign and began treating patients in his private practice in 2005.

If you are still one of the few patients who are unsure if Invisalign is right for you, here are a few things you should know:

👉 Will Invisalign work for me?

In most cases Invisalign will work just as well, if not better than normal braces would. Invisalign clear aligners allow you to remove them when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. This helps you keep your teeth cleaner and avoid any future dentistry, such fillings or crowns. However, in extreme cases of crowding  traditional braces may be the best option. Dr. Richard Racanelli can determine that your consultation and refer you to an orthodontist if necessary. He is one top cosmetic dentists offering treatment with Invisalign in Las Vegas. You can book a FREE consultation with him to go over your custom.

Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas is very proud of our Google and Yelp reviews. Our patients love us because we truly care and they can feel it. Over 700 patients to date have left us stellar reviews. Remember, a great cosmetic dentist will always be willing to show you their reviews and make you feel comfortable with your treatment options.

👉 How do I use Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligner therapy must be worn for 20-22 hours a day. You take them out every time you eat and drink (other than water or cold beverage from a straw). If you don’t wear Invisalign for the required time frame every day, it might cause your treatment to become delayed and results may take longer.
One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign treatment is that you get to see what the end result would look like before you start taking the treatment, through a  smile simulation with the use of our technology here in the office.  We take a 3D scan of your teeth and bite and the software will show you what your teeth could look like after your treatment is complete.

👉 Does it hurt? What does it feel like once it is placed in the mouth? 

The alignment process, with Invisalign is fairly gradual. For the same reason, there is generally no pain at all. However, as is the case with any new experience, it might take a little while of getting used to. You may also take time to follow the new routine of taking them off and putting them back on whenever you’re eating. Additionally, you may also feel a slight tenderness when you get it changed for a new set every two weeks. This is a good sign though, as it indicates the fact that the teeth are moving and straightening out the way they were intended to.

👉 How long will I wear Invisalign?

The entire treatment time depends on what is being corrected and how severe it is. Treatment time will vary from person to person. The duration of your clear braces treatment will be estimated and discussed with you during your consultation, before starting the treatment.

👉 Will it cause difficulty in speaking?

No. Most patients do not experience any difficulty speaking.

Are these aligners noticeable?

As mentioned before, Invisalign are clear plastic, customized to fit snug on your teeth. For the same reason, they are not noticeable. Close friends and family may be able to notice a slight change in the way your teeth shine though.

To get in contact with Dr. Racanelli today or ask him a question about Invisalign, click here.

👉 What to expect at your Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy Consultation at Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas:

iTero Element Digital Scanner

At your consultation, we will take a 3D digital scan of your teeth and bite and use this as your impression to make your invisalign trays. Yes, that’s right no more messy goopy impressions!

After your scan is completed (about 10 minutes) you will see a Smile Simulation with our technology. No more guessing or trying to imagine how your teeth and smile will look once your teeth are aligned properly. Only a few general dentists in Las Vegas have the latest technology – The iTero Element Digital Scanner in their office. Dr. Racanelli is proud to be one of them.

Benefits of this technology are:

  • No more messy impression trays
  • Faster start times as your case is submitted electronically
  • See a preview of how your teeth could look at the end of treatment
  • Better fitting trays

Invisalign works by creating a series of trays that will move your teeth gradually until the end result is achieved. Traditionally your aligners are changed every 14 days to the next one in the sequence. But you can reduce your treatment time by as much as 65% with Propel! This is part of our Invisalign Accelerated Package.

Propel Accelerated Orthodontics Technology

Dr. Racanelli is a certified provider of Propel Accelerated Orthodontics. Propel is a revolutionary procedure that speeds up your treatment time with more predictable results. He is a pioneer in this amazing treatment and one of just a few dentists and orthodontists in the Las Vegas area that offers it to his patients. Propel allows for 5 day Invisalign aligner intervals (time with each aligner) compared to the traditional 14-day interval. The shorter time in each aligner allows you to complete your Invisalign  treatment much quicker – up to 65% less time.

For example, a case that would require 25 trays (one year worth of treatment) could potentially be completed within 5-6 months time with Propel.

Throughout the process, you will visit Dr. Racanelli in his Las Vegas office every six-eight weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a clear retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place.
As with all orthodontic appliances, the cost of Invisalign varies according to the complexity of the case. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign Las Vegas  to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.
We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation, visit our office and meet with Dr. Racanelli and his professional staff. He will personally discuss your goals for your smile, come up with a custom plan to meet them and make sure all of your questions are answered.

Our Treatment Coordinator can discuss with you the specifics of your case and give you an accurate cost based on your individual needs.

We often have Invisalign Special Offers and it is 100% possible to get braces without insurance here in Las Vegas. Please ask for details.

Dr. Richard Racanelli

Dr. Richard Racanelli is our award-winning dentist in Las Vegas, NV. He believes that your teeth are a gateway to your personality and lifestyle. By taking a genuine interest in his patients' well-being, Dr. Racanelli has been able to build and maintain lifelong relationships with his patients. Call him today for a free consultation to see how he can give you the smile you deserve.

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