For some patients, the restrictions and aesthetics of traditional braces can be a cause for hesitation to start orthodontic treatment. While braces technology has come a long way, we know that some patients prefer a different option. Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet way to straighten teeth. No matter your age, Invisalign is designed to fit your lifestyle and give you more flexibility during treatment.
For each Invisalign case, Dr. Evan works closely with his patients to thoroughly evaluate and create a treatment plan. We know each patient’s goals and treatment needs are different, so our plans truly are customized to each specific case.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are customized to fit your teeth. Every two weeks you will progress into a new set of aligners, keeping consistent pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them into proper alignment.
You can remove your Invisalign aligners during meals, brushing, and flossing so that you have full control over your daily routine. With Invisalign, you never have to miss out on your favorite foods or essential hygiene practices. This allows you to achieve exceptional results without disrupting your lifestyle.
Although braces are ideal for more severe orthodontic concerns, Invisalign takes care of minor to moderate orthodontic issues with non-metal, transparent trays that gently correct your smile. As a result, you can achieve a straighter, healthier smile without brackets and wires.
What Technology Does Invisalign Use?
We use state-of-the-art digital technology at Foothills Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to map out every tooth. With our iTero digital scanner, we use 3D images of your smile to create a digital impression of your teeth and bite. This impression is then used to design a series of aligners, customized to your individual case, that will work to gradually correct your smile.
We make every aligner unique to your mouth, matching your teeth perfectly. After scanning, Invisalign uses its proprietary SmartTrack thermoplastic material to print clear aligners that are designed for maximum comfort and effectiveness during treatment.
For the highest quality orthodontic care and results that you’ll love, consider Invisalign from Foothills Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. We use only high-end modern technology and design every clear aligner with the client’s specific needs and goals in mind. Our team of specialists guarantees a hassle-free experience that leaves you confident and excited for the future.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign is designed for patients of all ages and stages of life. If you want to straighten your teeth, correct misalignments, avoid discomfort, and still achieve your best smile, the answer is yes. Invisalign offers several features that many find appealing in their search to find the perfect treatment option.
You’ll want to wear your aligner as much as possible to be effective. However, you can easily remove the aligners for things like family photos or eating popcorn at the movies where they may be in the way. Invisalign doesn’t require the same life changes that traditional braces do and are designed to seamlessly fit your lifestyle.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to alter your normal oral care regimen. Simply remove your aligners before you brush your teeth and replace them when finished.
To keep your aligners clean and looking their best, gently brush them with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water each day.
Less time at the orthodontist.
Invisalign requires fewer and shorter appointments than traditional braces and other orthodontic treatments. You don’t have to spend time tightening wires and repairing brackets. Instead, we give you your aligners at the start of treatment to switch out on your own every two weeks.
3M™ Clarity™ Aligners
As an alternative to Invisalign, we offer Clarity Aligners™ from 3M™. These aligners work in the same way as Invisalign but are designed in-house, giving you full control over your treatment. If you’re considering clear aligners as an orthodontic treatment option, Dr. Evan can discuss the differences to help you choose the right clear aligners based on your specific needs.
What is Invisalign? It’s the best way to get that beautiful, unique smile you’ve always wanted. At Foothills Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer both Invisalign and Clarity Aligners from 3M to give you options when it comes to your treatment.