Get Straighter Teeth More Quickly with Invisalign
In the past, if you wanted to have straight teeth, you needed to go through the process of
having your teeth banded and bracketed so you could wear traditional wire-braces.
Improvements in technology, however, have allowed us, in many cases, to move teeth without
the need for braces.
Invisalign and Aligners
The concept behind Invisalign is straightforward – we first determine with you where we
want your teeth to be when we are done with your treatment. And in order to reach this goal,
you wear a consecutive series of aligners that each serve to carefully move your teeth into the
proper position. The only thing you have to ‘wear’ is the small, esthetic, temporary bondings we
add to your teeth in order to hold the aligners in place.
Treatment time with Invisalign can vary, but generally speaking, treatment is completed
faster with Invisalign vs. treatment with traditional braces. Please recognize, however, that the
duration of your Invisalign treatment is ultimately dependent upon your specific treatment needs;
moving more teeth with more complex movements will naturally take longer than moving fewer
teeth with simple movements.
Indications for Invisalign
Invisalign is designed for correcting minor teeth rotations, shifts, spacing problems and
crowding. And while there are many, many use cases for it, we can’t use Invisalign in cases
where significant and complete movement of all the teeth is indicated.
Improved Esthetics vs. Braces
One of the best features of using Invisalign is that the aligners are clear, so that people won’t
know that you are in orthodontic treatment, and when you smile for a picture, you won’t see
Come in for a Consultation
Contact us to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Medina for an evaluation and get the straight
teeth you’ve always wanted!
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