Clear aligners (Invisalign)
Remember the days of metal braces with all the food restrictions and the pain of having wires in your mouth? Modern technology in orthodontics has produced an alternative, new method of straightening teeth. Clear aligners are smooth plastic aligners which are custom made for each person. These plastic aligners go over the teeth and move them a little at a time in accordance to the dentist’s specifications. More comfortable than traditional metal braces, clear aligners are removable so you can maintain good oral hygiene and eat your favorite foods. You won’t be in the dental office as much as with metal braces because there are no wires to be adjusted. You typically wear each aligner for two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series.
One of the really nice advantages to wearing aligners is that they are virtually invisible. This is especially important for anyone self-conscious about straightening their teeth. Another perk of this system is having the ability to see beforehand what your completed outcome should look like. You do not need to use your imagination to figure out how you will look with straight teeth, because we can show you with a computer-simulated model.