Invisalign Comprehensive Orthodontics and Clear Aligners
Willis & Associates Family Dentistry has placed a special emphasis on treating our patients with cutting edge orthodontic technology. We are the first Premier Preferred Provider in Augusta county- this is a special status given only to the top Invisalign providers in North America. We were also the first Premier Preferred GP practice in the Albemarle county/ Charlottesville area. Dr. Willis remains very active with a group of the top practitioners in the country using this technology as he is a board member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners as well as the Reingage group. We currently utilize two Itero Element Digital scanners in our dental group- for more accurate impressions of the full arch which allows us to give our patients better results- the accuracy of the impression is what the entire treatment hinges on.
The Invisalign approach to straightening teeth is cutting edge; aligners are created individually for you. Alignment trays are gentle, comfortable and virtually invisible. They gradually and gently move your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist and Invisalign orthodontist plan for you. The process at Willis & Associates Family Dentistry starts with a digital scan on the new Itero Element impression machine. There is no goopy impression material. We get the most accurate fit and perfect results using this new technology with our patients. After a scan a series of digital photographs are taken. This information is processed through a five hundred million dollar physics software created by Invisalign. Each tooth can be moved in eight different planes, after the computer results are reviewed by an Orthodontist, Dentist or Technician at Invisalign Design HQ a “clincheck” plan is created for one of our Dentists to review.
Three of our dentists are Invisalign providers and Dr. Willis is a member of an elite group of the top Invisalign GPs in North America, led by Dr David Galler of Manhattan, NY. Willis & Associates Family Dentistry recently achieved the rank of Premier Provider, the second highest designation available from Invisalign per volume of cases completed. We are one of the few Invisalign GP premier providers in the state of Virginia and we are the only group practice in Central Virginia with two Itero element digital scanners.
Invisalign is the largest dental company in the world, and it’s growth is due to the ease of the treatment and exceptional results. There are no metal clips to attach and no wires to tighten. A patient is given a series of plastic trays or “aligners” which gradually move the teeth from there current position to an ideal occlusion over the course of an average treatment time of eight months. A new set of aligners are opened and worn approximately every five days to two weeks until the treatment is finished. You achieve a great smile with little disruption in your daily life. The best part of the whole process is that most people do not even know you have our aligners on.
There are other options out there for straightening teeth, but none offers the comfort, convenience and security that you have with Invisalign. And no matter what stage you are in life, you’ll appreciate our cutting edge approach, with minimal interference on how you live, except for having a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. Invisalign clear aligners cause much less wear and tear on teeth and gingiva than what we’ve found with traditional metal brackets and wires.
We Treat Crowded Teeth, Protruding Teeth, Spacing, Severe Overbites, and Underbites
In some cases, crooked and protruding teeth can cause difficult problems associated with severe malocclusion, overbite, or underbite. These areas can be prone to gum disease, cavities and severe wear of the enamel. Invisalign can be an effective treatment of dental problems such as these. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, crowded, or somewhere are in between, Invisalign is an affordable and in about ninety percent of cases superior option when compared to traditional metal and wire orthodontics to straighten your teeth.
We have recently added the Propel system to our offering of the latest tools and techniques with Invisalign treatment. Propel allows us to accelerate your treatment and cut length of tray wear down from two weeks to three to five days per tray. This requires an additional procedure at the start of treatment and patients are sent home with a mouthpiece that delivers gentle vibration to be used ten minutes a day. We recommend this sometimes with patients looking to meet a deadline, brides area a great example, looking to achieve a perfect smile before their wedding day. This propel technology also allows us to increase predictability on some of the more difficult movements. We have a very low rate of refinement, or mid course corrections, due to our experience and the technology we employ such as propel, with our Invisalign treatments.
Unleash the power of a beautiful and healthy smile. The secret to changing your life may be right under your nose. Choose Invisalign Today!
Four Million patients have been treated with Invisalign across the world. Our dentists have seen amazing changes in our patient smiles in short amounts of time in our Fishersville, Stuarts Draft and Churchville Dental offices. If you are ready to start the path toward a confident and health smile please contact us. Choose a broad team of multiple Invisalign providers, with experience and expertise second to none in the area. Our technology and experience is the difference- and let’s not forget the great value with Willis & Associates Family Dentistry. In our opinion, Invisalign is one of the biggest, bang for you buck, improvements we can provide you to enhance your smile.