With Invisalign®, Dr. Jack Griffin says he can help many patients attain straighter teeth and correct common orthodontic issues without the need for noticeable, metal braces.
Eureka, MO – Dr. Jack Griffin, a dentist in Eureka, is dedicated to helping his patients achieve and maintain a smile that exudes beauty and confidence. In the past, patients with crooked teeth and other orthodontic concerns often needed to rely on bulky metal braces, wires, and rubber bands to improve the appearance of their smile. Today, there are a number of advanced alternatives that can correct common orthodontic issues without many of the drawbacks associated with traditional braces, and Dr. Griffin says Invisalign® is one of the most popular options. Invisalign®’s system of clear plastic aligners allows Dr. Griffin to help patients more discreetly move their teeth into a more desirable position. He notes that Invisalign® has ultimately made it possible for many individuals to feel more confident in their appearance during the process of straightening their teeth.
Dr. Griffin says the custom-designed, removable plastic aligners utilized in the Invisalign® treatment process can address misaligned and crowded teeth, gaps and spaces between the teeth, overbite or underbite, and other orthodontic concerns. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign®, the Eureka and St. Louis area cosmetic dentist says that the function and health of the mouth and bite can also be improved with Invisalign®. During the treatment, patients wear a set of the aligners for about two weeks, and then switch that set out for the next in the series. Each set is slightly modified from the one that came before it, which is how Invisalign® is able to gradually reposition the teeth. While the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene routines, Dr. Griffin notes that patients should wear them at least 22 hours each day in order to ensure optimal results. He says that, for many individuals, the best results from Invisalign® can be attained in less time when compared with traditional braces.
While not all patients will be candidates for Invisalign®, Dr. Griffin reveals that many individuals can benefit from the procedure. In terms of the cost of Invisalign®, he explains that the overall price varies according to each patient’s unique needs and goals, the complexity of the orthodontic issues that are being addressed, and other factors. With that in mind, Dr. Griffin says many dental insurance policies that include coverage for orthodontics often have coverage for Invisalign®. Plus, he notes, a comprehensive array of financing and payment options available at his practice, Eureka Smiles, can also be helpful for patients trying to bring the cost of treatment into their budget.
Ultimately, Dr. Griffin says, Invisalign® has given many individuals the opportunity to straighten their teeth, correct bite issues, and renew the appearance of their smile without worrying about the aesthetic implications of more traditional orthodontic treatment.
About Jack Griffin, DMD
After earning his dental degree from the Southern Illinois University dental school, Dr. Jack Griffin completed his residency in general dentistry at the University of Louisville. He then began his Eureka practice in 1988. Along with his colleague, Dr. Eric Klumb, Dr. Griffin offers a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures at Eureka Smiles. Dr. Griffin is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, and the American Society for Dental Esthetics, among other dental organizations. In addition, he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and holds Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Griffin is available for interview upon request.
18 Hilltop Village Center Dr.
Eureka, MO 63025