Some of our patients never wore traditional braces as a child, however, today they seek to have teeth that are in better alignment. Another group of patients may in fact have worn braces in earlier years but still hope for straighter teeth. Through advanced dental technology at DentalWorks - Fort Mill at Tega Cay, SC, custom straightening trays, such as Invisalign, can correct the teeth. Invisalign straightening trays uses a series of custom-made aligner trays to gradually move the teeth straight. These almost invisible fit tightly on the teeth and are kept on for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners are typically only removed for teeth brushing, eating, and drinking certain liquids. Clear tooth aligners, such as Invisalign from our dentists at DentalWorks - Fort Mill can effectively enhance the teeth and create a dazzling smile.
"I had my first visit to see Dr. Hansen, and it was a good one. He and his staff were very professional and friendly. Looks like I picked the right dentist!"- M.P. / Google / Aug 28, 2017
"Great and friendly staff. My appointment was at 8 and was seen by Mr. Hansen at 8. Definitely recommend this place."- M.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"Fabulous office. I have been having weird issues with my insurance company, resulting in me not having been to the dentist for a full year and now I've got several issues with my teeth. Dr. Hansen (he told me to call him Richard, what a cool guy) was the most friendly, helpful dentist I have EVER been to. I'm pretty young and have found that a lot of doctors can be very patronizing to younger patients, but not with Dr. Hansen or any of the employees I spoke to. They are, however, VERY informative and answered every question I had under the sun.I had to drive 50 minutes to get there (I live in NC) because they're the closest provider that takes my insurance, but even when I get new insurance and can go to someone closer I will still return to this office.Karen, Rose, and the front office guy (his name escapes me!) are the bomb, super organized AND they sorted out everything with my insurance even though there were some technical difficulties. Tiffany (she took my x-rays and did my cleaning) was incredibly knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.I read some negative reviews from a few years ago and got nervous before I went in, but I think that they've gotten new staff or those reviews weren't legit, because I can't believe that was the same office. I wish I could give them more than five stars, I am more than satisfied with this office and excited to have found a dentist that I don't mind going to (even if the drive sucks)!"- E.M. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I love this practice! I have a pleasant experience each time I go in. The staff is friendly and always make me feel welcome."- A.B. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"You'll love your office visits here!Always positive friendly people greeting you.great experiences in all aspects of Dentistry."- R.B. / Yelp / Jul 12, 2017
What to Expect
If it is decided that clear aligner trays using Invisalign is the recommended option for orthodontic needs, the first stage begins with specialized X-rays of the mouth so that the aligners can be made. Our dentists and the staff at DentalWorks - Fort Mill give each patient the knowledge so you know how to take care of and wear their trays, and explain to the patient about how important it is to keep in the aligners in for the majority of the day. Straightening aligners are usually worn for approximately 10-14 days before the next set of aligners are then given. This is determined based on the progression of the teeth movement. At each check-up at DentalWorks - Fort Mill, our dentists will give the patient an accurate measure of how many more weeks they will be required to wear Invisalign.
After the teeth are straightened with Invisalign, it is necessary that the patient use an Invisalign Vivera retainer device to maintain the results. The majority of individuals need to keep their retainer in place at night. To ensure the teeth remain straight, patients should proactively visit our dentists at DentalWorks - Fort Mill a couple of times a year and proactively incorporate a diligent at-home oral regime.
The fee to cover Invisalign will differ based on the complications pertaining to the orthodontic case, and the amount of sets of aligners that will be recommended. Insurance may cover some of the cost. This varies based on the patient's benefits. The staff at DentalWorks - Fort Mill will confirm what the patient's coverage entails so that a realistic fee can be detailed by our dentists during the patient's initial appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
For those who have a pleasant smile, but desire straighter teeth, clear aligner trays from DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC are a great alternative to meet your aesthetic goals. Invisible orthodontic aligner trays can be worn without hassle to give you the look you want. Our dentists will talk about your options with invisible braces today and decide if Invisalign at DentalWorks - Fort Mill is right for you.