The Science of Straightening Teeth

Straightening crooked teeth is the main focus of all orthodontic treatment. With traditional braces, this is achieved using brackets that are bonded to your teeth and an arch wire that connects them. Tightening the arch wire generates the pressure necessary to gently realign your teeth, until all of them are aligned properly and your bite can function more efficiently. Invisalign® aligners have the same goal of correcting your tooth alignment, but they achieve it by using their shapes to gently guide teeth into place. Invisalign® involves a series of aligners that are designed to move your teeth to a certain degree, with each successive aligner picking up where the previous one left off.

The Benefits of Invisalign® Aligners

Straightening crooked teeth is beneficial for many reasons, including reducing your risks of tooth damage, decay, and more. Yet, choosing Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth offers several additional benefits compared to traditional orthodontics. For example:

  • Your aligners will be nearly invisible, offering higher confidence and discretion throughout your treatment.
  • Invisalign® doesn’t involve bonding anything to your teeth, making your treatment more comfortable.
  • You can remove your aligners to eat, brush your teeth, and floss more conveniently than you can with braces.
  • You won’t have to worry about periodically tightening any wires, which means your routine maintenance visits will be less frequent.

Schedule an Invisalign® Consultation with Us

The ability to straighten crooked teeth without having to rely on conspicuous braces makes Invisalign® aligners an appealing choice for many teen and adult patients. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign® aligners schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.

We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.