Make an appointment to speak to Dr. Lauren and see how Invisalign® clear aligners work to give you the straight, even smile you’ve always wanted!

Problems with Traditional Metal Braces

For decades, dentists and orthodontists relied on traditional metal braces to straighten teeth. However, despite recent improvements in the materials and techniques, metal braces still suffer from the same old problems.

For example, one of the most common complaints about traditional braces is the discomfort many wearers experience. In some patients, the wires and brackets cemented to the teeth cause abrasions and sores inside the mouth. Other issues include dietary restrictions and hygiene problems that go along with wearing a mouth full of metal for months on end.

Finally, one of the most common complaints about traditional metal braces is the way they look. Over the years, we’ve heard from many patients who preferred to keep their uneven teeth to avoid the stigma of showing off wires and brackets every time they smile. Even with new tooth-colored appliances, metal braces become a prominent part of the face you present to the world.

How Invisalign® Works

Invisalign® Clear Aligners logoInvisalign® is a custom-molded orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth quickly and efficiently. Treatment consists of wearing a series of aligners that gently guide your teeth into the desired position. Each set is designed to fit precisely on your teeth, resulting in a smile that is straight and even.

Because they are made from a clear material, Invisalign® Clear Aligners are practically invisible, even when you’re engaged in conversation. Their smooth edges and complete absence of metal wires and brackets make them comfortable to wear as they reshape your smile.

Additionally, because the aligners are removable you can still enjoy all your favorite foods. Popcorn, pretzels, corn on the cob, whatever; with Invisalign® it’s no problem! Brushing and flossing are also much easier with Invisalign® Clear Aligners. You can keep your normal oral hygiene habits and keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Best of all, treatment with Invisalign® gives most patients an even, beautiful smile in half the time of traditional braces! Using advanced 3-D imaging and precise molding techniques, the aligners guide your teeth to proper position quickly and comfortably.

What Conditions Does Invisalign® Treat?

Invisalign® Clear Aligners are successfully used to treat a variety of spacing issues. With a customized treatment plan, Invisalign® can correct gaps between teeth, overcrowding and misalignment of teeth. If you have an overbite, underbite or even crossbite, Invisalign® can help you, too!

Call Today to Make an Appointment

If you’re ready to see the benefits an Invisalign® treatment plan from Orange Beach Family Dentistry, give us a call! Dr. Lauren will talk with you about your alignment issues and help you decide if Invisalign® is right for you.