Invisalign

Developed by orthodontists, Invisalign is The Clear Alternative to Braces®.  Clear removable aligners gradually move the teeth, and virtually no one will notice them. Invisalign is an ultra-modern system for straightening teeth.  It’s ideal for our adult patients who need or wish to have straighter teeth without the traditional metal brackets.  Unlike brackets and bands, the aligners can be removed to allow proper brushing and flossing.

Background

Invisalign is a modern system for straightening teeth using virtually invisible, removable aligners.  It’s an ideal method for adults who wish to have straighter teeth without the traditional metal brackets.  Unlike brackets and bands, the aligners can be removed to allow proper brushing and flossing.  Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods.  Invisalign can be used to treat crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, deep bites and open bites.

Why crooked teeth are a problem

Teeth that aren’t aligned properly in your mouth create something called “malocclusion.”  Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.  If teeth are crowded, there will be a buildup of plaque and tartar.  This allows harmful bacteria to grow in those crowded areas.  If there are large spaces, food can get stuck between teeth and cause the gums to become tender.