Invisalign Short-Term Orthodontics From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart
We understand the desire to have a perfectly straight smile. Appearances are important for first impressions, which can help you succeed in both your professional and personal life. At Legacy Smiles, we offer a quick, convenient, and comfortable way to straighten your smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
What is Invisalign? Invisalign braces is a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position. By changing out the trays every few weeks, your teeth are constantly encouraged into their final position. The aligners create an even pressure that does not cause pain or discomfort.
With our Outcome Simulator, you can see what your smile will look like after using Invisalign before you begin. The Outcome Simulator lets us specifically design your smile to create the appearance you desire.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Any orthodontist can set you up with braces for 2 or 3 years. We do not want you to go through the hassle. This short-term orthodontics option can be quicker, more convenient, and more comfortable to use.
I had braces as a kid and retainers. Over time, my teeth had just kind of migrated back. It was a slow process and I didn't really realize what point it had gotten to, so I had the process of Invisalign done. So Dr. Stuart helped me get the front and upper and lower back in line to where, there were just some turns and things like that that naturally happen with teeth.
With the Invisalign, you had more freedom because braces and things like that, you're constantly cleaning food out of your teeth, out of your braces, and you have to weave in with special floss and things like that.
Invisalign was awesome because you could take them out to eat, floss and brush, and go back to putting them back in. It was a normal day. Then the adjustments happen throughout the day as you wear the trays. A lot of times, people don't even notice you're actually wearing them. It was pretty good. About a year and a half, and just from a professional standpoint, it's the first thing when you smile, you think, are people looking at my eyes? Or are people looking at my teeth? What do they think?
You constantly have that in the back of your head, so once you take care of that with the Invisalign like I did, you wind up not worrying about that, removing that thing from the conversation. It was a very smooth process. I had some minor adjustments done afterward. Each one of those doctors took a lot of care to make sure that I was happy with the results.
In addition to being fast, Invisalign braces is more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. Traditional braces come with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. The brackets can sometimes rub the insides of your cheeks, causing irritation and even bleeding. The wires can poke or cut your gums. Traditional braces also require the wires to be tightened every few weeks, creating aching in your jaw. All of this in combination can result in a sore and miserable patient.
With Invisalign, you get none of that. Because it is made up of a clear plastic material, there are no sharp brackets or wires to cut your cheeks or gums. They also apply pressure at a gradual, even pace in order to shift your teeth into place. This helps to cut down on the discomfort caused by tightening wires, you will only feel pressure when you change out your aligners.
Invisalign braces is also more convenient to wear. Because the trays are made of clear plastic, your Invisalign aligners are nearly undetectable. Your orthodontic treatment can be as discreet as you would like. They are also convenient because they are removable – just take them out to eat, drink, clean, or for special occasions. But beware – taking them out too often will mean slower results. We recommend that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day for optimum treatment speed.
Am I Eligible To Use the Invisalign Short-Term Orthodontics System?
Invisalign is great for patients with mild to moderately crooked teeth. If you have severely crooked teeth or a major bite issue, it may not be for you. This short-term orthodontics can work for most people but cannot solve severe orthodontic issues.
The only way to truly know if Invisalign is right for you is to be examined by Dr. Stuart. Our Billings, MT dentist office offers free cosmetic consultations and second opinions, to know if is the right solution for you. Call us today at (406) 794-3114 to make an appointment or use our online form. Your straight, beautiful smile is waiting for you.
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If your kids don’t like to go to the dentist, try Dr. Stuart. Our kids love him and his team. We just visited them yesterday for our 6 month checkup and cleaning, and Brianne was awesome! When I was a kid, the dental hygienist was a lumberjack – but not Brianne, she’s very professional and mindful of each of us. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and my visit with Dr. Stuart and his team was relaxing and easy. And the receptionist Lisa is so great, she always has a smile and positive attitude…so refreshing to have a dentist like Dr. Stuart. We have been going to Dr. Stuart for over 10 years, give him a try; you and your kids will notice the difference.
Our family found the way to Legacy Smiles in the midst of an ongoing yet undiagnosed dental crisis. Fortunately, Dr. Stuart aptly diagnosed the situation and promptly referred me to an oral surgeon to bring immediate relief. Since then, our family continues to be blessed by the genuine empathy and compassion Dr. Stuart has for his patients. He openly addresses any worries or fears we have, always in an informative and respectful manner. We encounter the same high standard of care with all of the staff at Legacy Smiles. Any treatment concerns or financial issues are courteously and promptly addressed and resolved. Dr. Stuart and Legacy Smiles provide the finest professional dental services with incomparable personal care!
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for the senior discount on the dental work you have done for Vern and me. We’re also sending ‘kudos’ for you as well as your professional and competent staff – Lisa is a gem! It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you through the years. You and Cheryl are a good team… you’re ‘easy on the mouth’!
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service and experience I receive each time I come to your office. I appreciate the warm welcome, the time you spend explaining the procedures, and the personal touch you give. You always go the extra mile and have been a wonderful blessing to my family.
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Stuart for approximately 10 years. First I established dental care, then I quickly realized my children were of age to begin dental care as well. Dr. Stuart and his team have always been amazing to work with. I have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 5. Not one of them is fearful or frightened to go to the dentist. In fact, my 10-year-old just realized this year that she is actually “getting a shot” when she comes in for dental maintenance. She got her first filling at age 4! We are treated professionally, and they are always accommodating to our scheduling needs. I have frequently recommended friends or family to Legacy Smiles and Dr. Stuart only to receive a personal thank you letter and gift as a thank you! Lisa is always on the ball with insurance claims and reminders. I just have to show up! Thank you Dr. Stuart and the team at Legacy Smiles! Your patient care and service has improved our dental health. We love you guys!
Looking for a dentist who will see you in a timely manner? How about listening to you about any fear, be they physical or financial, in a caring, friendly manner? Is taking time to explain a recommended dental procedure important? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Michael Stuart at Legacy Smiles where you are a valued patient.
I love going to Legacy Smiles! All the staff are so friendly and make the experience a good one! I can’t wait for my next appointment!
I live in So. California and was once visiting Billings and needed to see a dentist. I tried out a few and finally settled on Dr. Stuart. He is simply the best! He extracted a lower wisdom tooth, and when the anesthetic wore off, there was no pain. Zero, zilch, nothing! He and his hygienist are also the only ones who know how to scale and plane my very sensitive mouth with no anesthetic and no pain. And all of them, including the office manager, are very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend them. And I, myself, scheduled my dental work for when I was going to be in Helena, MT, then drove 4 hours each way to see this very special dentist. Well worth your while to check him out.