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Invisible Braces

Impressionless Digital Scanners, Oh my!

February 8th, 2019

Guess what, Struble patients! We’ve got some fancy new technology in the office that we know you will just love. You know that uncomfortable feeling of having to sink your teeth into a cold, gooey dental impression tray and hold still? Those days of awkward fitting, strong- smelling dental impressions are over. Why? Because we have 3 brand-new iTero ® Element Scanners in our offices. Check out this video to see exactly how they work.

A no-goop solution for more accurate impressions with 3D scanning of your teeth

Your comfort is one of our top priorities at Struble. Have a top-notch fitting experience for retainers and Invisalign® aligners with this new technology. No one will miss the old way of doing impressions with putty-based materials that were awkward fitting and messy to clean up. There are clear benefits for switching from manual impression trays to digital scans.

Comfortable

Goo, be gone! We know how awkward those old-school impressions trays were and we are proud to eliminate that hassle to provide the best possible experience for our patients. We know you’re going to love it as much as we do.

Fast

Get in and out of the office in a flash because now you can see 3D scans of your mouth on screen immediately and review with your orthodontist. In some cases we can even provide an immediately treatment simulation to view your future smile transformation digitally! Get going on your Invisalign® plan without having to wait for clunky impression to set. It’s not too good to be true!

Accurate

Our 3D scanners (we have three!) means no need to retake messy impressions or hassle with the aftermath of putty ever again. Hooray! This 3D model of your mouth can be used over and over again for fitting purposes.

How long does the scan take?

Our Struble patients can take advantage of this highly accurate and efficient 3D method of scanning right now. Our highly trained team can complete your scan in only 3 to 4 minutes! No hassle or messy cleanup of putty residue. Everyone wins! We are proud to continually provide Central Oregon with this exceptional digital scanning technology. Come check it out at your next appointment with us.

Stars with braces - they’re just like us!

September 17th, 2015

Most Hollywood stars rock a million dollar smile to be envious of. But the truth is, many of them didn’t start that way. In fact, a few had to go through braces treatment, just like you! Here are just a few.

Emma Watson

Watson said she went through a rather awkward stage that included “terrible skin,” fluctuating weight, and braces. Look where she is now!

Faith Hill

Hill wore an unlikely accessory on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards: her braces. She’d had them for about 4 months at the time. “I’m getting used to them,” she said, “I had braces as a kid and I forgot to wear my retainer. Kids, wear your retainer!”

Tom Cruise

Surprisingly enough, one of the world’s most famous smiles needed some orthodontic help at one point. He wore “invisible” braces that had ceramic brackets for a few months just after his 40th birthday. Barely anyone knew!

Dakota Fanning

Like Watson, Fanning went through some troublesome teeth years as a teenager. Braces and dental work gave her that stunning smile we see now. She even proudly sported her headgear during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Who would have thought that the 2013 Most Beautiful Woman named by People Magazine wore braces in high school!

Niall Horan

For all you One Direction fans, Horan wore braces for several months. He got them removed in April 2013.

Gwen Stefani

In 1999, the No Doubt singer started wearing metal in her mouth but claimed it was just a style choice. She had always wanted them as a child, but, she admitted, "I could afford them at that point, and that's when I went and got them."

Faye Dunaway

This Academy Award winning actress who got her braces at the age of 61! "You just sort of let your teeth go for a while. But it's time to have something done,” she said.

Ryan Seacrest, Prince Harry, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Drew Barrymore also belonged to the metal mouth club at one time or another. But the truth is that in the end, whether your braces are metal or invisible, whether you’re young or old, and whether you wear them in the classroom or on the red carpet, it all comes down to how you work it! Schedule your appointment with us today to get the rock star smile you’ve always dreamed of.

All About Invisalign

January 3rd, 2014

Invisalign
We want you to love your braces. But we understand why you might prefer the less visible version over the metal wires and brackets. Some of our patients are past their teenage years and want an orthodontic solution that still conveys a professional image. That’s why we are certified to treat with Invisalign. It’s the "invisible" kind of braces that people can barely see, that still effectively straighten your teeth!

How it works
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, comfortable, removable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing. It’s made with 3D computer imaging technology that is proven effective. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little until they have reached the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit Dr. Struble about once every six weeks to make sure the transition is going smoothly. Treatments typically last around nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment can range from 18 to 30, depending on your specific case. Take a look at our website to learn more about Invisalign!

Benefits of Invisalign
The aligners are removable which allows you to eat and drink whatever you want during treatment, so you don’t have to throw away the popcorn and Starbursts. Care, brushing, and flossing are also a lot easier to navigate. No metal and wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can view your progress as you complete treatment.

Is Invisalign right for you?
Sound too good to be true? Here are a few things to consider. Depending on your insurance plan, Invisalign can be expensive, so you’ll need to decide if the benefits outweigh the costs or not. And although the aligners are removable, you’ll still need to ensure you’re wearing them for as close to 24 hours in the day as possible, or else your treatment may not be as effective. The aligners can be painful the first couple of days like metal braces, but they avoid the mouth abrasions caused by traditional appliances.

Schedule a free consultation with no strings attached to see if Invisalign is right for you! We know that whichever treatment you choose, we’ll have you loving your new beautiful straight smile in no time.

live life with a smile

“An excellent rating does not go far enough to express how awesome Dr. Struble has been. As a busy college senior, she has repeatedly worked with my schedule to make sure all my needs were met. I had met with other orthodontists in Bend in the past, and experienced a lack of patient care. She is an incredible orthodontist and person, and I highly recommend her practice to ANYONE who needs orthodontic care.”

~ Zach R.

“As a dentist, I highly recommend Struble Orthodontics not only for my patients but for my family members too. Dr. Struble’s superb training in orthodontics is reflected in her outstanding care. Her kindness and caring is evident for all her patients. For so many reasons, Struble Orthodontics is an excellent choice for your orthodontic treatment!”

~ Dr. Jill Schroeder

“I recommend Dr. Struble without any hesitation. Her expertise coupled with a wonderful "bedside" manner immediately put me at ease. She is thorough and demonstrates a level of attention to detail you wish for in an orthodontist. The staff is friendly, competent and professional. I appreciate the ease of making appointments and love the environment of the office.”

~ Anonymous
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