Orthodontic technology has come a long way in recent years. Now, nearly every adult and teenager who wants straighter teeth can be treated without traditional metal braces using Invisalign® clear aligners. This amazing technology is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable, removable, clear aligner trays.
Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart, or have shifted since wearing braces, Invisalign® makes it possible for you to love your smile again.
Advantages of Invisalign® over metal brace:
- Invisalign® is a clear plastic device, so no one can tell that you are wearing it.
- You don’t have to deal with uncomfortable metal wires and brackets irritating your mouth.
- You can eat whatever you want because Invisalign® is removable.
- You can easily maintain your oral health by simply taking out the device for normal brushing and flossing.
- Invisalign® is quicker and less expensive than conventional braces.
Using advanced digital imaging, your dentist captures extremely detailed pictures of your teeth and the inside of your mouth on which your personalized treatment plan is then based. Once we receive your custom-made aligners, you can immediately begin treatment, changing aligner trays about every 10 days or so, as your doctor recommends. For best results, you should wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day. You can easily snap them out to eat, drink, brush and floss, for pictures or special events and then snap them right back in when you’re done.
Typical treatment time is 12 months or less (but can be longer), compared to 18-24 months with metal braces. One of the best benefits is the simplified nature of the treatment. You do not need to see the dentist every 4 weeks for adjustments, nor are there any additional appliances, like rubber bands, to use in conjunction with your aligners. Of course, we will want you to visit us every so often to check on the progress of your treatment, but otherwise, you’re really in control.
We highly recommend Invisalign® clear aligners for adults and responsible teenagers who want a straighter smile without the visual impact of traditional metal braces. For more information and to schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office today.