Posts for tag: invisalign

By Michael C Scheske, DDS, PC
February 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   invisalign   braces  

What your family dentist in Union wants you to knowinvisalign

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign, the virtually invisible orthodontic treatment, but you want to know more about it. What is Invisalign? How long does it take? Will it hurt? These are some of the common questions about Invisalign. Dr. Michael Scheske, your family dentist in Union, MO, wants to share the facts about Invisalign and what it can do for you.

When you think of orthodontic treatment, it’s easy to envision ugly metal brackets and wires, but think again! Orthodontic treatment has become state-of-the-art, thanks to Invisalign. Consider these important advantages:

  • Invisalign is comfortable, because the appliances, called aligners, are smooth plastic, with no sharp metal parts.
  • Invisalign is discreet, because the aligners are clear, making them virtually invisible to those around you.
  • Invisalign is convenient, because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally.
  • Invisalign is patient-friendly, because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love, without food catching in your braces.

Invisalign aligners may look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong enough to correct the same tooth alignment and bite issues as conventional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can correct:

  • Rotated or badly aligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite

Dr. Scheske will provide your first set of aligners, which you wear for two weeks. You switch to another set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. At two week intervals, you will receive a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually move into correct position. Invisalign treatment is completed at nine to fifteen months. Imagine comfortably straightening your teeth for a few months, instead of a few years!

Don’t settle for an uneven, crooked smile or a bad bite when you can have a perfect smile with just one phone call. To find out more about Invisalign, call Dr. Scheske, your family dentist in Union, MO. Get started on your perfect smile by calling today!

By Michael C Scheske, DDS, PC
November 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Are your teeth crooked, crowded or gapped? Would you like to straighten them without the use of unsightly metal braces? If so, then Michael C Scheske, DDS, PC in Union has a tooth straightening solution that may be just perfect for you: Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental procedure that gradually shifts your teeth into their proper places. It is similar to traditional metal wires except that it uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal wires. The end result is a beautiful, picture-perfect smile you'll be proud to show off.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. You wear each pair of aligners 18 to 22 hours per day for two weeks straight before switching to the next pair. Because each aligner is shaped slightly differently than the last, your teeth are gradually pushed into their proper positions.

What Benefits Does Invisalign Offer?

The biggest advantage that Invisalign offers is the fact that it is nearly invisible. Because the aligners are made out of a clear plastic, no one has to know that you are wearing them except you and your Union dentist.

Invisalign aligners are also removable, which makes them easy to clean and maintain. Simply take them out before eating so they don't get as dirty and then brush and rinse them off as needed.

Invisalign is a fantastic solution for anyone who wants a beautiful smile, who doesn't want to have to wait months to get it. With Invisalign, you can start looking amazing right away.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

If your teeth are crooked, crowded or gapped and you would like to fix them without ruining your appearance in the meantime, Invisalign from Dr. Scheske in Union may be just right for you. Call Dr. Scheske and set up an appointment for a consultation to learn more today. We'd love to talk with you further about this exciting procedure.


If you are insecure about your misaligned crooked teeth, then you may be a perfect candidate for clear orthodontic aligners. This system is an alternative to traditional braces that uses a sequence of individual, clear, removable “trays” that fit over your teeth to gradually straighten them. Each tray is completely clear and covers all the teeth thus making it virtually invisible. Each tray is designed to slightly move the teeth until the teeth are in proper alignment. Typically, each tray must be worn for 20 hours a day for 2 weeks before progressing to the next tray in the sequence with each tray moving you closer towards your goal — perfectly aligned teeth.

However, clear orthodontic aligners are not for everyone. If you are interested and wonder if they can benefit you, contact us so that we can schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation to assess your specific situation. Below, we have briefly outlined some situations when they will and will not work.

Clear orthodontic aligners work if...

  • You have mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues between teeth
  • Back teeth fit together properly

They may not be the right choice if...

  • You have moderate to severe crowding or spacing issues between teeth
  • When your bite does not align properly (for example, if you have a large over-, under-, or cross-bite)
  • When your teeth are “rotated” way out of position; such misaligned teeth will require special or complex techniques to rotate them back into position, or to pull them down into place or to fill the space left after pulling a tooth to resolve excessive crowding of teeth

Want to learn more?

Contact us today to discuss your questions or to schedule an appointment. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the article “Clear Orthodontic Aligners.”

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