Hear the word “orthodontics” and visions of shiny, metal braces, elastic bands and retainers will likely dance through your head. Thanks to exciting advances in orthodontic care you can say goodbye to the shine and say hello to the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth:
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable, and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces, but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
- Wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks.
- Remove only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- Your teeth will move gradually each week.
- Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
- Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
- Average number of Aligners is between 18-30.
The Invisalign system uses very aesthetic, custom-made aligners to treat misalignments of the teeth and jaws. These aligners are designed to apply controlled force to move teeth sequentially, and incrementally, throughout the course of treatment. Aligners are made from strong, clear medical grade plastic that provides a comfortable, unnoticeable fit – no more bands or wires to irritate your mouth or affect your speech! And, you’re free to remove the aligner to enjoy an apple, corn-on-the-cob, or a piece of Grandma’s sticky caramel. With no bands or metal in the treatment mix, clean up is a breeze and great oral hygiene is just a brush and floss away.
Call Reardon Dental today for a free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Sarah Prehn.