Invisalign At Parkcrest Dental Group

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Most of us prefer not to have the discomfort and slight pain that comes with braces, and we’d much rather have our teeth straightened without anyone knowing we were doing so. For this reason, Parkcrest Dental Group has chosen to offer Invisalign. This clear, comfortable option gives professionals and people who need to look their best the opportunity to straighten their teeth, too.

Though orthodontists haven’t used clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into place for nearly as long as they have used traditional braces, Invisalign has a great track record. For nearly 20 years Invisalign has given people the opportunity to align and straighten their teeth without worrying about bulky brackets. Parkcrest Dental Group explains how clear aligners do this and why they make an excellent choice.

How Does Invisalign Work

And How Long Does It Take?

Whereas traditional braces use the tension of a wire and bracket system to slowly move your teeth to where they need to be, Invisalign uses a series of trays specifically fitted to your teeth to move them into the right position. Your Parkcrest Dental Group orthodontist in Springfield, MO, will give you a new tray every two weeks, and each tray will shift the focus on moving your teeth in different ways.

When you receive Invisalign from Parkcrest Dental Group, you benefit from less intrusive hardware, less painful alignment, and quicker turnaround. The average treatment time tends to last around 12 months instead of the 24 months of braces. The quicker turnaround time and decreased visibility make Invisalign a great choice for many of us.

Pros & Cons of Invisalign

Though a great choice for straightening your teeth, Invisalign does have a few drawbacks.
It is changing the location of your teeth after all! You can find some of the common pros and cons below.


  • Easily removed for eating
  • Aligns teeth quicker than braces
  • More comfortable than braces
  • Less visible than braces
  • Do not affect your speech as much as braces
  • Less dangerous for athletes


  • Still causes some discomfort
  • Takes more self-discipline than braces
  • Can trap food against your teeth
  • Cannot fix as many complex issues as braces

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Group for Invisalign Today

Parkcrest Dental Group takes care of all your dental needs. If you need cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental implants, regular checkups, or an orthodontist in Springfield, MO, we are the dental group for you. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (417) 887-1220. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

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