There are various ways to correct crooked or crowded teeth without the use of traditional braces. One method involves attaching brackets and wire to the back of your teeth. In this case, extra oral hygiene is paramount and you will have to use a special flossing tool. Another technique works by way of placing, in sequence, clear, hard plastic retainers over your teeth. Each varies in shape and is customized to your bite. They must be removed for eating and may influence your speech. Whether you are an adult or a teen, our orthodontist will help you decide which method is best for you.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Corrected bite and straighter smile
Improved comfort over traditional braces
Natural tooth appearance
More convenient oral hygiene maintenance
The clear alternative to metal braces.
Invisalign is a breakthrough technology that straightens teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-molded aligners. These aligners replace the wires and brackets of the past, making orthodontic care practically unnoticeable to others. And, unlike braces of the past, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth.
The average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year. During that time, you will change to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each set of aligners gently moves your teeth one step closer to their optimal position until you develop a beautiful, healthy smile.
Unlike traditional braces, few people will even know you're wearing Invisalign. That's because each aligner is nearly invisible. So you can have the confidence you need while looking great at work, at school, and with friends. It's a new type of orthodontics, helping you look good now to look great in the future!
Invisalign has been proven effective in both clinical research and in dental practices nationwide and can treat:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Shifting of teeth after braces
Please call us to schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you. Remember, with Invisalign, there's nothing to hide.