Dr. Jon S. Weaver and Dr. Andrew K. Newman of Huffman Family Dentistry is pleased to offer Invisalign® to their patients. An alternative to braces, Invisalign provides a discreet way to achieve a beautiful smile with clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth.
In addition to Invisalign’s a barely-there appearance, this option offers additional advantages over traditional braces. Because the aligners are easily removable, patients enjoy worry-free eating and drinking. Ease of removal also makes regular dental hygiene a breeze because there are no wires to work around when brushing and flossing.
It may sound too good to be true, but Invisalign really works. Depending on the amount of straightening required, treatment plans range from six to 24 months. During that time, patients wear a series of custom aligners designed to fit comfortably in the mouth while they gently and gradually straighten teeth. Each pair of thin plastic aligners are worn for approximately two weeks and are FDA-approved, as well as free from latex, gluten, BPA, and BPS.
Ideal candidates for Invisalign are patients with minor orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, teeth with gaps, crossbites, underbites, or overbites. Children and individuals with advanced orthodontic needs may not qualify for Invisalign.
To determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for their patients, Dr. Weaver or Dr. Newman perform a full oral exam. If Invisalign is the best option, a 3-D digital scan of the patient’s mouth is taken, and a treatment plan is developed. The patient can even see a virtual image of what their new smile will look like after their treatment is complete.
Aligners are made in an outside laboratory and are ready in two to three weeks. At that time, the patient returns to the office to be fitted with their first set of aligners. Instructions on proper care of the aligners are provided during that visit. Patients report that Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, easy to manage, and are similar in cost to traditional braces.
In 1985, Dr. Darrell J. Peterson began Huffman Family Dentistry, where he served patients in Anchorage, Alaska for many years. Since then, the practice has grown to include Dr. Jon S. Weaver and Dr. Andrew K. Newman. When Dr. Peterson retired in 2018, he left the legacy of his practice to his fellow dentists. Dr. Weaver and Dr. Newman continue to offer compassionate dental care with the goal of improving the lives of their patients. To that end, the dentists of Huffman Family Dentistry stay current on the latest dental advancements so that they always provide the best options for dental care.
Huffman Family Dentistry
12350 Industry Way, Suite 210
Anchorage, AK 99515