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Invisalign™ Invisible Braces

Invisalign™ Invisible Braces are a cutting edge alternative to braces that our dentists are pleased to offer. Like conventional braces, they are worn 24/7, but one of the key advantages is that you can take them out when you eat or brush and floss your teeth, giving you more freedom with your food choices and better dental hygiene. When you combine this with Invisalign’s nearly invisible appearance, you’ve got an amazing alternative treatment for many patients!

How do they work?

Using a series of clear trays custom-molded for your teeth, Invisalign™ delicately moves your teeth into their proper alignment. All you have to do is switch to a new tray every two weeks. Each new tray is formed to put gentle pressure on your teeth to nudge them just a bit closer to straight. After about one year of treatment your smile will be transformed!

When you come in for your first appointment, we’ll do a series of standing x-rays and take impressions of your teeth to better understand your bite. We’ll create a customized plan for your trays, and then all you have to do is wear them. We’ll see you for brief appointments every six weeks, just so we can monitor your progress, but you can relax; the trays do all the work.

What’s the big deal?

Whereas braces may be uncomfortable at times, Invisalign™ is designed to be much more gentle on your mouth. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about tightening any wires or fiddling with metal parts. The Invisalign™ “braces” are nearly invisible, so you can discreetly straighten your teeth without negatively affecting your appearance. Invisalign costs about the same as traditional metal braces, depending on the severity of the case. Insurance plans also tend to offer the same coverage that they would offer for traditional braces.

Who can benefit from Invisalign™?

Invisalign braces can reduce the gap between front teeth, ease overcrowding, and realign a patient’s bite, all issues that can cause tooth decay or wearing down of teeth. They can also improve Temporomandibular Joint Disorder—which can cause pain, tension, and popping in the TMJ—because of poor alignment of the bite. Whether your concern is purely cosmetic or because you want to keep your teeth healthy, Invisalign could be the perfect solution for you. For more success stories, check out Invisalign’s website!

What is the level of commitment needed?

The advantage of Invisalign™ is its ability to be removed from the mouth for cleaning and eating, but they have to be put back in! In order for Invisalign™ treatment to be successful, you must be able to follow this rule. If you feel this may be a challenge for you, your child or teenager; we suggest you look at an alternative treatment called Six Months Smiles.

Whatever your path, or your teeth straightening method of choice, we are here to support you through this process!

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