Invisalign Specialist

Johnson Ranch Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

James Hoopes, DDS

General Dentist & Implant Dentist located in San Tan Valley, AZ

If the appearance of traditional metal braces stops you from getting orthodontic treatment for your misaligned teeth, InvisalignⓇ may be a great option for you. James Hoopes, DDS, and the team at Johnson Ranch Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offer innovative Invisalign treatment for men, women, and teens in the San Tan Valley, Arizona, area. You don’t have to live with crooked teeth — call the office for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment system that uses clear aligner trays instead of traditional metal braces. The series of trays are customized to snugly slip over your teeth, apply gentle pressure, and gradually move them into alignment.

Dr. Hoopes swaps out your aligners every two weeks or so as your teeth straighten into position.

Why should I choose Invisalign over traditional braces?

Invisalign is a popular choice for thousands of people who need orthodontic correction.

There are a number of reasons to prefer Invisalign over traditional braces:

  • Clear aligners are nearly invisible (and give Invisalign its name)
  • Aligner trays are comfortable and have no metal edges or wires to irritate your gums
  • Trays are removable for brushing, flossing, and eating
  • Treatment time is typically shorter than with metal braces
  • Computerized treatment plans let you know what to expect

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great choice to correct a wide variety of dental issues. However, if you suffer from severely misaligned teeth, traditional braces may be necessary to correct a complex problem.

Dr. Hoopes meets with you to determine your eligibility and outline a treatment plan so that you know exactly what to expect.

Invisalign may be right for you if you have any of the following orthodontic problems:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

The system works best when you wear the aligners 22 hours each day. Patients that don't take that responsibility seriously may do better with traditional braces. 

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Hoopes will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. He may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3-D images. With these, Dr. Hoopes will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After this step, Dr. Hoopes will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go. As your teeth start to shift, new aligners may be made. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape.

Many insurance plans offer orthodontic benefits. Invisalign is included in these benefits, just like traditional braces.

Dr. Hoopes works with patients with varying budgets and offers convenient payment options. He also offers tooth whitening with Invisalign for patients interested in both treatments. 

To straighten teeth discreetly, rely on the skilled care that Dr. Hoopes provides. Book your appointment online or call the office today.