Allan L. Link DMD

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Braces Overview

The DentaLink | Braces | Saint Louis MO Dentist
At The Dentalink, Dr. Allan Link and his team encourage patients to take the time to learn about the advantages of orthodontic systems. Our practice uses some of the latest orthodontic alternatives including FastBraces and aligner systems. Learn more about these two solutions below!


Patients who want to use technology that is fast, safe, and affordable for addressing malocclusion are welcome to ask Dr. Allan Link and his professional staff about FastBraces®. This method of orthodontics uses special brackets and self-ligating wires to reposition the teeth quickly with most patients enjoying a more attractive look in approximately six months. The faster the orthodontic treatment, the less time patients need to deal with brackets and wires covering their smiles. Most patients with mild misalignment of the smile may be good candidates for this innovative treatment.

Aligner Systems

Today you have a virtually invisible option to get the straight, attractive smile you've always wanted. We utilize Invisalign and Red White and Blue aligner systems to gradually shift your teeth into position with a series of clear trays (like very thin retainers), replaced about every two weeks. During this controlled process, we progressively shape and improve your smile. Our friendly staff walks you through each step of the gentle treatment to ensure your comfort.
Invisible braces are not for every situation – they are intended to correct mild to moderate misalignment. If you have significant bite problems or severe crowding, traditional braces may be a better alternative. But in some cases, Invisalign straightens more efficiently since gentle 360 degree pressure can be applied to move a tooth, rather than a great deal of force on one small point.
If you are a good candidate, consider these benefits of Invisalign compared to metal brackets and wires:

  • The aligner trays are thin and clear. They fit comfortably without causing mouth sores. They are virtually invisible – you'll look terrific while you are straightening.
  • Invisalign can be removed, so you eat the foods you love, and maintain excellent oral hygiene.
  • Since you brush and floss normally, and maintain regular professional cleanings, Invisalign does not increase your risk of gum disease.
  • Invisalign is gentle to your teeth. You won't end up with unsightly white blotches from metal bands and brackets cemented to the enamel.
  • The aligners are unobtrusive. You can speak in public without lisping or spitting, or play a musical instrument. They are as thin as shrink-wrap plastic and fit securely over the teeth, so you maintain 100 percent functionality (and, they are removable).

We find that, once our patients understand these benefits, they have no apprehension about obtaining a straighter smile. Invisalign simply does not interfere with your normal life. Dr. Allan Link is highly experienced with the Invisalign "invisible braces" system.

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For information on braces and orthodontic alternatives such as aligner therapy, visit TheDentaLink in Ballwin or South County. Our team provides a comfortable family atmosphere to improve your smile. 

Fast Braces®

Fast Braces | Dr. Link | Saint Louis Dentist | Ballwin Dentist
Now thanks to the Revolutionary New Technology of Fast Braces® we can offer braces to the entire family (adults and children) with results in usually half the time and one third less cost.

Fast Braces® have 20 years of University study and are used Worldwide.

They are safe, fast, and affordable.

If for whatever reason a patient who has completed Fast Braces® treatment needs braces again for some of the original crooked teeth they can go to any FastBraces provider worldwide and get their braces free of charge. They will simply have to pay the present cost of two new sets of retainers and records.

Now with Fast Braces® we can truly make you feel like you have a Dentist in your family. Please contact our office for your complimentary exam to find out how the Revolutionary technology of Fast Braces® can give you the Smile you deserve for a lifetime. 

Braces Technology

When patients think of braces, they envision metal brackets and wires strung across the dental arch. Patients who had braces in the past remember times where they felt embarrassed with their smile because of the way it looked with metal orthodontia. However, patients interested in rejuvenating their smiles with braces now have other options to consider thanks to continued advances in orthodontic technology. Today, patients can utilize a treatment known as Invisalign.

Invisalign is gaining popularity with both teenagers and adults who want to address malocclusion of the smile. Dr. Allan Link and the team of TheDentaLink, LLC educate patients on the advantages of using this method versus traditional means. Conventional orthodontia gets a bad rap. The metal brackets glued to the teeth and realigned with wire can be difficult to maintain, painful, and unsightly. However, with Invisalign, patients achieve the same results with clear aligner trays worn over the dental arch day and night. This eliminates the appearance of brackets and wires on the teeth, improving self-confidence throughout treatment.

Technology allows the dental team of TheDentaLink, LLC to create Invisalign aligner trays from scratch. Impressions are made of the smile at the beginning of treatment, and these impressions are digitized by the Invisalign laboratories. Then the series of trays are developed based on these impressions. The number of trays in a series varies depending on the severity of the misalignment. Patients wear these trays and see gradual improvement in the alignment of their smile with proper compliance. Compliance is the key to achieving the desired look. Throughout treatment, patients visit with their dentist to monitor improvements.

Instead of having traditional braces hide your smile for months, sometimes years of treatment, consider the advantages of using Invisalign instead. Invisalign provides dramatic results in a short period and allows patients to avoid the traditional metal braces used for better alignment. For mild to moderate malocclusion, Invisalign can help. Call us today at TheDentaLink, LLC to discuss the benefits of Invisalign and determine whether this treatment alternative is appropriate for your specific needs. 


Treatment for misalignment of the smile can be easy with alternatives to conventional braces. The idea of metal brackets and wires on the teeth is often a turning point for patients. Many want to avoid hiding their teeth behind metal. They may be embarrassed at the idea of having traditional braces covering their smiles. When issues such as this arise, the team of TheDentaLink, LLC may suggest patients consider the advantages of Invisalign.


Dr. Link | Invisalign | Saint Louis Dentist

Invisalign is a method of orthodontia that eliminates the need for brackets and wires over the teeth. This particular treatment uses clear aligner trays that fit tightly over the dental arch. When patients wear these trays as directed, they achieve better alignment of their smile without having to use conventional metal braces.

Invisalign starts with a consultation appointment. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the smile can benefit from Invisalign. More severe cases may still require traditional braces from a specialist, but many of our patients can use Invisalign to achieve the smiles they've always wanted. After the initial consultation is completed and patients have decided treatment with Invisalign is right for them, a series of impressions are made of the current smile. These impressions are digitized by the Invisalign laboratories to create a series of trays using CAD/CAM computer illustrations. The number of trays in a series varies depending on the severity of the misalignment. Severe cases require more trays than milder cases of malocclusion.

The trays are sent to the dentist within a few weeks. Patients return to the practice to learn how to use the trays properly for desired results. Patients are educated on how to clean them and on when to switch them. Over the course of several months, patients visit their dentist regularly to monitor their results and ensure their treatment plan is right on target.

If you reside in the areas of Saint Louis or Ballwin and are ready to speak to a dedicated dentist about Invisalign, contact Dr. Allan Link of TheDentaLink, LLC and book an appointment. During a consultation visit, patients are welcome to ask any questions they may have about their treatment and learn what they can expect following the achievement of a more beautiful smile!