Jesse C Engle, DMD -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Presidio Dental

Jesse C Engle, DMD

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Tucson, AZ

Do you regularly cover your mouth when you laugh or smile because you’re embarrassed of your teeth? If so, you may want to consider a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment like Invisalign®. At Presidio Dental in Tucson, Arizona, Jesse C. Engle, DMD, and the team proudly offer patients access to this revolutionary orthodontic system that can give you something to smile about. Request your consultation today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.


What is Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. They’re an excellent alternative to traditional braces because there are no rubber bands, brackets, or wires involved. 

Invisalign aligners are safe and effective. They’re manufactured using a patented thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is free of all allergens including BPS, BPA, latex, and gluten. 

What types of oral issues can Invisalign correct?

At Presidio Dental, the team typically uses Invisalign to correct mild or moderate orthodontic issues, including: 

  • Overcrowding
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite

Your Presidio Dental provider might also recommend Invisalign if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

Am I a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule an appointment with the team at Presidio Dental. Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals, the team can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you’re probably a good candidate. 

After evaluating your smile, your Presidio Dental provider develops a digital treatment plan that maps out the precise step-by-step transformation of your smile. After approving a plan, a dental laboratory creates your aligners. 

To achieve the best results, you’ll need to wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day. Every one to two weeks you return to Presidio Dental to change into a new set of aligners. Each new set of aligners slowly and gradually shift your teeth into place. 

How long does Invisalign treatment usually take?

The length of Invisalign treatment depends on a variety of factors including the severity of your orthodontic condition and how often you wear your aligners. However, most people see stunning results within 12-18 months. Depending on your individual situation, you might have to wear your aligners longer. Be patient and follow your dentists’ instructions accordingly. 

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Cleaning and caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and stress-free. You should rinse them off with cool water after every meal and gently clean them with your toothbrush at least once a day. For more thorough cleanings, ask the Presidio Dental team about the Invisalign Cleaning System. 

You should also avoid eating foods that stain, like blueberries or pasta sauce, to keep your aligners as clear and invisible as possible. 

To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, make an appointment at Presidio Dental. Call the office or click the online scheduling tool and request yours today.