A solution to wearing tradition metal braces is found by choosing Invisalign, a solution that renders braces virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, low profile, custom-made clear plastic trays that most people don’t even know you are wearing. As your teeth change and your smile improves, you will change aligners regularly, wearing them for 20-22 hours a day.
There are advantages of using Invisalign over traditional braces:
- Each aligner is only worn for a one- to two-week time frame
- Appointments are only needed every eight to twelve weeks to pick up your next sets of aligners
- You have the convenience of being able to remove your aligners before each meal
- You do not have to worry about the hassle of food getting stuck between your teeth, as with traditional braces.
- Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, or floss and brush your teeth.
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Improving the health of your teeth and gums is important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth and enamel and surfaces, even headaches, and sometime jaw and joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Teeth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments designed for different age groups. A large portion of our patients in orthodontia are adults. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
Orthodontics are not just metal brackets anymore! New techniques and appliances for straightening teeth greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten the time in treatment and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options for a beautiful smile and good dental health make a difference in your well-being and self-confidence. While braces for teens are more common, adults can benefit just as much from orthodontic treatment, as it’s never too late to improve your smile. Braces may include metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign or transparent aligners.
Call our office to schedule your complimentary initial examination. We will be able to determine the best approach for straightening your teeth for your individual needs. We can outline your treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.