Traditionally, the process of straightening your teeth has been associated with childhood. As baby teeth fall out, adult teeth may erupt through the gums at an angle. The truth is one of every five people undergoing orthodontic treatment today is older than 18. Modern orthodontic treatment is well-suited to adults’ busy and active lifestyles. Life Smiles Dental Care may determine you can benefit from Invisalign “Braces” in Phoenix AZ, – just like the more than eight million patients worldwide who have been successfully treated with this easy-to-wear and easy-to-care-for system.
The Invisalign difference
Invisalign represents an alternative to conventional braces. With braces, brackets fixed to teeth hold specialized wires in place. Elastics or bands also help to hold the brackets in place. Dentists or orthodontists adjust this system throughout treatment. Just the right pressure is placed on the wires to properly reposition the teeth and realign the jaws. Invisalign does not use brackets, wires, bands, and other components.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of transparent or nearly “invisible” teeth aligners. These aligners are made from a clear, flexible, smooth thermoplastic. They slip over your teeth, similar to how retainers, mouthguards, and other oral appliances are worn. Each aligner is worn for two weeks. It is important to wear the aligners in the correct order. They are all slightly different to correspond with different stages of treatment. When worn as directed by your Invisalign dentist in Phoenix, Dr. Timothy Schmidt, aligners gently guide your teeth into the correct placement. Each aligner is designed to place just the right force on the right areas at the right times to move your teeth.
A clear solution
Teens and adults alike appreciate Invisalign for several different reasons, including:
- Cosmetic – You can see through the aligners – no silver “metal mouth” here.
- Comfort – Aligners do not irritate or poke at the insides of your mouth.
- Convenience – Aligners may be removed for brushing, flossing, and comfortable eating.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation
Invisalign has successfully treated a variety of alignment and bite issues over its more than 20-year existence. Dr. Schmidt determines if you are a good candidate for Invisalign or another type of treatment during an evaluation. Our patients like that they can “try before they buy.” Invisalign’s sophisticated software creates an animated, 3-dimensional model of your mouth. We can show you exactly how your teeth will move throughout treatment. This model also guides the creation of your aligners. So, they fit precisely to the contours of your mouth.
During a consultation, we are also happy to discuss any other questions or concerns you may have, including the cost of treatment, periodic visits, and aligner care. Call (602) 786-5484 to book your appointment at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, AZ.
Invisible aligners: can there be any greater solution for crooked teeth?
To get the smile you have always wanted – Invisalign is the answer. You have a bunch of choices when it comes to straightening your teeth. Braces are common and other clear aligners are everywhere so why is Invis the answer? Transforming smiles with more sophisticated technology and data points from more than 8 million smiles for better predictability. Invisalign is the worlds most advanced clear aligner system. A specially engineered patented material that is proven to move your teeth more precisely and more comfortably than ordinary aligners. Your treatment plan is built based on your doctor’s prescription and your treatment prescription and years of research and intelligence from millions of patients so your treatment experience is personalized of you, and only you. You don’t have to make drastic changes to your lifestyles. because Invisalign aligners are easily removable you can still eat and drink what you want and can even play sports without worrying about broken wires or brackets. Straighten your teeth with Invisalign, is on average 5 months faster than braces. Also studies shows that patients treated with aligners show less plaque and better periodontal health that those with braces. And what’s more? No accidents from broken brackets or poky wired in your mouth. For more comfort and predictability than other aligners and a faster better experience than braces Innis is the answer to transform your smile!