Metal braces are far from invisible, which is why many teens and adults are hesitant to address their misalignment. We don’t want concerns about appearance to stand between our Tucson, AZ, patients and a healthier smile, so we offer an invisible option. Invisalign® corrects uneven smiles with a series of barely visible aligners, helping people obtain healthier and more beautiful smiles.
How Do Aligners Fix Uneven Smiles?
The aligners will be custom-made specifically for your smile, meaning a comfortable fit and accurate, precise treatment. Basically, once the patient receives the completed aligners, he or she will begin wearing a set for about 20 to 23 hours each day. After two weeks, the patient upgrades to the next set. Over the course of a year to 18 months, the series of Invisalign® aligners will gradually and carefully reposition your teeth and improve overall alignment. No need for metal brackets or wires, just clear orthodontics that remain practically invisible.
Creating Your Clear Braces
To ensure optimal treatment, each set needs to be custom-made. We begin by taking a series of digital images of your teeth, as well as digital x-rays. Using these images to create a 3D model, experts at an Invisalign® lab then have the ability to design and fabricate orthodontics that fit accurately and address minor and severe cases of poor alignment. The material we use is a BPA-free plastic, and wearing aligners instead of braces often means avoiding cheek and gum irritation during treatment.
Benefits of Removable Orthodontics
Having removable orthodontics offers patients a number of benefits. For example, with braces one has to worry about certain foods, which could become stuck in the orthodontics or even damage them. However, since you can remove Invisalign® orthodontics before meals, you don’t have to alter your diet. You also have a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, which reduces your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even dental discoloration throughout treatment. Finally, you can take them out before a special occasion, such as a job interview, date, or a graduation. Just make sure you’re wearing them for the amount of time the dentist prescribes, which is essential for obtaining optimal results in the original timeframe you discussed. If you have any questions about clear braces, or if you’re ready to start your journey to an even and healthy smile, then contact our team today.
Ready for Clear Braces?
With our clear orthodontics, we help patients enjoy better oral health without relying on metal braces. To learn more about the Invisalign® system, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.