An Alternative to Metal Braces
Our office is also a certified Invisalign provider! Invisalign is an alternative to the traditional form of braces requiring wires and brackets. Whereas the latter can cause discomfort and aesthetic concerns, Invisalign uses plastic aligners that are made out of plastic, thin, and virtually invisible. For an average Invisalign case, perhaps 14-20 sets of aligners are used to slowly move teeth to a more idealized position. The slingers are swapped every 3-4 weeks as the teeth start shifting. It is a gentle, easy, and fun way to move teeth.
Limitations of Invisalign include the severity of the case and patient compliance. Cases that are too severe requiring a tremendous amount of teeth movement may not qualify, and in order for cases to work as planned patients must wear them for a certain amount of time daily as well as not losing the aligners.
If you are interested, please inquire at your visit!