Our teeth tend to slightly become crooked over time, especially if braces were worn as a kid and the retainer instruction were not followed. Straightening your teeth as an adult may seem to be an outreached dream and there may be a long list of reasons why you postpone it…
Our Dentists address your concerns here:
- “I don’t want metal braces.” With Invisalign, you don’t wear metal braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. No one can tell you’ve got the aligners on (unless you tell them).
- “It’ll be too much trouble.” Treatment with Invisalign is easy. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners which you’ll wear for about two weeks at a time. You wear them all the time except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing.
- “It’ll take too long.” We can’t tell you exactly how long treatment will be but Invisalign treatment on average takes about one year.
- “It’ll be too expensive.” Invisalign treatment is often similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. We offer an affordable payment method and our offices will be happy to assist with any insurance and financial details.
When you think of orthodontics you might envision a teenager with a mouthful of metal. The latest advances in orthodontics have made that image a thing of the past. Braces come in a variety of materials and are used increasingly by adults to correct problems with spacing and to address temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
We are pleased to offer these highly specialized orthodontic services at our clinic. We use the most advanced orthodontic/orthopedic approaches to treat our patients. We pay attention not only to the alignment of the teeth but also to the health of the muscles, ligaments, and bony structures to maintain long term stability and health in the entire dentofacial apparatus.
Many adults are also discovering the difference that improved alignment can make to the appearance of their smiles. The use of braces to improve the look of a smile is gaining in popularity. With newer materials, braces are less visible than ever before and can improve the look of your teeth as well as your overall health.