Bartlett Invisalign®

Invisible Aligners with Visible Results

By creating a series of clear, custom-fit aligners, Dr. Polk can use Invisalign to give you a stunning smile quicker than traditional braces. Dr. Polk offers Invisalign to teens, adults, and kids at our office in Bartlett.

Our Invisalign Process at Polk Orthodontics

Not feeling too keen on the hassle of metal brackets and wires? Invisalign clear aligners from Polk Orthodontics may be the right choice to straighten your teeth.

With Invisalign, Dr. Polk can recreate your smile in just about half the time of traditional braces. Visit our office in Bartlett for a free consultation exam—a simple and time-efficient first step.

1. Come in for Your Smile Consultation

  • At your first free consultation, Dr. Polk will sit down with you and discuss s the current state of your teeth and listen to the results you want.
  • We’ll also discuss your financial needs to make sure your treatment fits your budget.
  • If Dr. Polk determines that Invisalign’s clear, removable aligners are the best solution to help you reach the smile you want, we’ll sit down with you to discuss the financial options and treatment plans that best fit your situation.

2. Make a Plan

  • Our Polk Orthodontics team will take digital images and X-rays of your teeth and use these to create your treatment plan.
  • Using a computerized program, we’ll design a personalized series of clear, comfortable removable aligners that will shift your teeth in stages toward a beautifully straight smile.
  • Dr. Polk precisely designs each set of Invisalign trays to adjust your teeth to a predetermined location. You can even see a digital projection of your final results before you start treatment.

3. Wear Your Almost-Invisible Braces

  • After receiving your Invisalign aligners, you should wear them as much as possible, but you can easily remove them for eating, flossing, and brushing.
  • You’ll come into Polk Orthodontics for check-ups about every four to six weeks to get your new sets of aligners and so Dr. Polk can check the progress of your teeth. These checkups are generally quick and painless because you won’t have any wires to check or tighten.
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A Modern Approach

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.

Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr. Polk plans for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

At Polk Orthodontics, you can reach a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.

This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment in Bartlett.

Invisalign has vastly improved over the years and can be used to handle various of simple and complex cases. From crowding to spacing, underbite to overbite, Dr. Polk can use Invisalign can help you reach your ideal smile.

Dr. Polk has a lot of experience treating people with Invisalign, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Bartlett braces patients.

Ideal for Teens

At Polk Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey toward straighter teeth, and Invisalign helps Dr. Polk do that.

Whether you’re a musician, an athlete, a thespian, a class president, or anything else, you’ll be able to participate in all your activities without the barrier that traditional braces might present.

And, since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible, your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them.

Dr. Polk thinks that teens around Bartlett should participate in the activities they want, while still feeling confident enough to attend social events to create lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.

Invisalign helps you focus on doing what you do best—being yourself. At your first free consultation with Dr. Polk, you’ll find out how Invisalign can be a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!

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Designed for Little Smiles

Now kids in Bartlett and the surrounding areas can get comfortable and clear results with Invisalign® treatment at Polk Orthodontics.

Using Invisalign for Kids in Phase 1 Treatment

Whether you live around Bartlett or anywhere else—as your child grows up, their smile grows with them.

And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 years old to start orthodontic treatment at Polk Orthodontics.

This is known as Phase 1 treatment. At this stage, orthodontists like Dr. Polk can see issues that may need early treatment to address a developing problem.

About Invisalign First

In 2018, Invisalign released a clear aligner system designed for patients ages 7-10 years old called Invisalign First or Invisalign First Phase.

Dr. Polk can use Invisalign clear aligners to create predictable results and positive experiences for your child while addressing their unique needs.

Invisalign First at Polk Orthodontics can help treat:

  • Aesthetic alignment
  • A bad bite
  • Arch development
  • Crowding
  • Preserving space for unerupted permanent teeth

Benefits of Invisalign First

A Simple Start

Invisalign First treatment starts with a simple digital scan (no goopy impressions).

From there, every step of your child’s plan is plotted digitally, so you know what to expect.

A Happier Experience

With removable aligners, there’s not much interruption to your child’s life. They can even continue to eat foods that they love.

Plus, the aligners are specifically designed to fit smaller teeth and include space to accommodate teeth that are growing in.

Made for All Sorts of Smiles

Invisalign First clear aligners can fix a wide range of issues, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.

Keep Your Hygiene Routine

Growing children can continue to brush and floss without the hassle and keep their good hygiene habits on track.

Differences Between Braces & Invisalign

When it comes to Invisalign treatment, there’s a lot to consider. Most Invisalign patients at Polk Orthodontics enjoy shorter check-ups, fewer appointments, simpler oral hygiene, and fewer emergency visits.

However, the system's biggest pro can also be a con—the fact that the aligners are removable. Your cooperation is essential, whether you have braces or Invisalign.

Since braces are attached to your teeth, they do the heavy lifting to keep your treatment progressing. With Invisalign, you need to do a little extra work during your treatment so your trays can complete your treatment.

You’ll need to manage your wear time, keep your aligners clean, and swap them out for the next aligner in the series. You need to be sure that you can do this before committing to Invisalign treatment.

Like with traditional metal braces, Dr. Polk recommends wearing a retainer after your Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment and your confident new smile.

Talk to Us About Invisalign

Invisalign is a great option for those who want subtle, effective treatment, and Dr. Polk can advise you about the treatment options that fit best with your teeth, bite, and lifestyle.

Schedule your free consultation at our Bartlett office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.