Perfect Your Smile

Dental Care
you Can Trust

Perfect Your Smile

Dental Care
you Can Trust

If you are not 100% happy with your smile, contact Chesterfiled Family Dental today to schedule a consultation so we can help you onto the right path to the smile you want!

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

candidate for invisalignOnce upon a time, if you had a bite problem or crooked teeth, you had to expect a long, long course of treatment. You would have to have metal brackets installed on your teeth, and you might even need to wear headgear that you were teased about. This is no longer the case in all situations. You might actually be a candidate for Invisalign clear braces – they are an alternative that looks far less extreme, and may even take less treatment time. So, how do you know if you are a candidate for Invisalign?

Get an Assessment

The first thing you need to do to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign is to see your dentist in Springfield. Dr. Roger Buzbee can do an assessment, and then talk with you about whether you are a candidate for Invisalign (most people are), or would be better served by traditional braces.

Pros and Cons

Now in fairness, we do have to point out that metal braces are still the most common, and the least expensive, way of correcting your teeth. However, having said that, we know that wearing metal braces is not a whole lot of fun if you care about your appearance. And for that matter, sometimes it really is six of one and half a dozen of the other – yes, metal braces will offer quicker correction. But on the down side, they are installed in your mouth until Dr. Buzbee removes them. That means that you have to eat with them in your mouth, and you cannot take them out to clean your teeth the way that you can with Invisalign clear braces, which are removable for eating and cleaning.

Invisalign Advantages

When you choose Invisalign clear braces, you can eat whatever you want because you can take your aligners out at mealtime. Of course you do have to remember to put them back in – if you forget, they are simply not working for you. So, if you can remember to put the aligners back in, then you may be a very good candidate for Invisalign. If you lack discipline, though, you might be better off with metal braces.

Contact Our Orthodontist for Invisalign in Springfield

If you think you would be a good candidate for Invisalign, contact Dr. Roger Buzbee at Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO. You can reach us at 417-888-0771. To learn more about Invisalign, read our other pages: Invisalign Overview and the Benefits of Invisalign.

REcent News

View Smile Gallery

Our Blog

Join Our
Happy Patients

I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
Salina J.
Patient
The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
Julie C.
Patient
I have been a patient of Dr. Buzbee for as long as I can remember. The Staff at Chesterfield Family Dental is always greet you when you walk in and they seem to know everyone by name. The care you get for the staff is always great and all seem to be the best of the best at what they do. I have always recommend anyone I know to go see them and will continue to do so in the future.
Andrew G.
Patient

Read More Reviews From Our Patients

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.

Join Our Happy Patients By Contacting Us Today For An Appointment​

Contact

Hours

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 8am-5pm
    Tuesday: 8am-5pm
    Wednesday: 8am-5pm
    Thursday: 8am-5pm
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

© 2018 All rights reserved