Lawton Invisalign Provider - Dr. Juan R. Lopez - Clear Braces & Invisible Aligners
For many adults, ideal smiles include straight, uniform teeth. However, the idea of having to wear uncomfortable, bulky metal braces can be less than appealing. In Lawton, Dr. Juan Lopez and his team at Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry offer Invisalign® as a discreet, patient oriented alternative to traditional braces.
The Drawbacks of Metal Braces
For years, metal braces have provided a tried-and-true way for patients to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. During traditional orthodontics, metal brackets and wires are gradually tightened, moving the teeth into their correct position. While traditional metal braces are effective at correcting bite misalignment, the process can be uncomfortable. The metal brackets and wires can cause tissue irritation, rubbing, and poking sensitive tissue on the inside of the mouth. Extra hardware in the mouth also creates extra space for bacteria and plaque to accumulate, ultimately increasing the risk of gum disease and cavity.
One of the most significant detractors of traditional braces is the appearance of braces. While recent years have seen metal braces become much less obtrusive, they are still fairly noticeable. For professionals and teens, the contrast of metal braces against white teeth can be distracting as well as discouraging.
Invisalign® - Patient-First Orthodontics
For patients with minor to moderate bite misalignment, Invisalign® offers a new, patient-oriented approach to achieving a straighter smile. Rather than relying on brackets and wires to move teeth, these clear braces reposition teeth through a series of plastic aligning trays. As treatment progresses, the trays are switched out for new trays. This process continues until the teeth are in their final position.
There are a number of advantages that come with Invisalign®. For starters, the aligning trays are virtually invisible, making them an ideal option for patients who want a straighter smile without compromising their dental aesthetics. As the trays can be easily removed, patients using the treatment are able to achieve a straighter smile without worrying about the dietary restrictions often associated with traditional braces.
Easy removal also makes cleaning the trays and smiles simple. Rather than having to maneuver numerous tools between brackets, Invisalign® patients can brush and floss as they normally would. To lower the risk of plaque accumulating on the trays, our Lawton dentist recommends that patients brush and floss after every meal and clean the trays on a daily when not in use.
With Invisalign®, patients are given the power to control their own treatment. Aligning trays are swapped out at home, rather than in our Lawton dental practice. During the infrequent visits, Dr. Lopez will check on the progress of your treatment and provide you with the next sets of trays, to be changed according to your personal treatment plan. For the best results, we highly recommend patients wear their aligning trays for at least 22 hours per day.
Learn More about Invisalign® in Lawton Today
At Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to create smiles that improve your quality of life and self-confidence. To learn more about how Invisalign® can help you achieve your dream smile, contact our dentist in Lawton today and schedule your Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Lopez.
Read what people are saying about us.
I loved my experience at Dr. Lopez's office. 20 years ago I had several unsightly metal fillings put in my mouth. Also, I've worn my teeth down by grinding considerably over the years. As I grew older, my teeth did not look good to me when I smiled. In July of 2015, I wanted to have all of the metal fillings in my mouth removed, and one of the fillings in particular had already cracked the tooth that it filled. Initially, I was very nervous, but Dr. Lopez and his staff completely put me at ease from the time I walked in the door. The way he rebuilt the grinding damage on my back teeth is remarkable. He is not only a great dentist but a gifted architect and engineer at the same time. I didn't even feel the numbing shots at all, and I actually fell asleep in the chair during the procedure thanks to Dr. Lopez's relaxing demeanor and the calming music in the room. To my wife, I affectionately refer to him as Dr. Lopezzzzzz, now, since I did fall asleep. I would recommend Dr. Lopez to even my closest family. Thank you, again, Dr. Lopez.
I went to Dr. Lopez to get veneers on eight teeth (upper, front). From my initial consultation to getting my temporary veneers put in today, I have been consistently impressed by his practice. The entire staff operate as a single, professional team. Extremely courteous, knowledgable, and accommodating, they do everything they can to help patients feel both comfortable and fully informed of everything that goes on during their visit.
My process with the veneers thus far has been extremely smooth and easy. Despite what you may read on the Internet from other people who have gotten veneers elsewhere, Dr. Lopez goes through great measures to ensure that your experience is pain and worry free. He is truly a master at his craft, and his vast experience in the dental profession (equally reflected in his accolades) definitely shows.
I have a check-up for the temporary veneers in the next couple of weeks, and the permanent veneers will arrive shortly thereafter. I have full confidence that the rest of this process will go just as well as it has so far, especially after my visit today. Highly recommend this office for your dental needs. 5/5 stars.
I have never liked going to the dentist because of painful past experiences. Shots, rough cleanings, etc. On my first visit, I had a cleaning . There was no pain. I was impressed. And a recent event that required shots, and extractions had me concerned about pain, but Dr. Lopez reassured me not to worry. As he began the shots,NO PAIN AT ALL!!! I was more than impressed! I knew I had found my dentist. Dr. Lopez and his staff are kind, gentle, professional, and the atmosphere is very relaxed and pleasant! I am very pleased, and highly recommend him!!!