The Clear Alternative
Some of our patients just assume that they will need traditional metal braces to correct their crooked or crowded teeth. We do offer alternative orthodontic treatments, however, that are more discrete. In particular, there is one that catches the eye of teens and adults who wish to avoid wearing metal but would still like to improve their smile. Read more to find out about this innovative treatment.
The Invisalign orthodontic system treats conditions such as crooked and crowded teeth, teeth with gaps and spaces, and certain bite problems including overbites, open bites, underbites, and crossbites.
The treatment uses clear plastic trays, or aligners, that are custom molded to your teeth. You wear a series of aligners, trading them out for new ones every 2–3 weeks. They gradually shift your teeth into a desired position, just like metal braces.
The benefits of Invisalign include:
- Clear aligners are barely noticeable. They fit closely to your teeth and you can speak naturally — no one has to know you are wearing them.
- They are removable so you can eat and brush your teeth freely. You don’t have to avoid foods you normally would with conventional braces, and being able to brush and floss your teeth helps you maintain good dental health during your treatment.
- They work! Even though they don’t look like typical braces, they achieve amazing results. In fact, they can correct your teeth in a shorter time than regular braces, but that all depends on each patient’s particular case. We do recommend that you wear them at least 22 hours per day, otherwise the treatment time may be lengthened.
Thanks to modern technology, we are able to offer orthodontics like Invisalign so that patients at any age can achieve a beautiful smile through a treatment that fits their lifestyle. Please call us if you or your family member would like more information on this or any of our other orthodontic systems.