Subtle Straightening with Invisalign
Do you desire a straighter smile? Are your teeth gapped or crooked? Perhaps you have put off receiving orthodontic treatment because you dread wearing conspicuous metal braces. Fortunately, we offer Invisalign, an effective alternative to traditional orthodontics that straightens smiles discreetly. The Invisalign system consists of a patient wearing a series of clear plastic aligners. Custom fitted for a patient’s needs, this method of aligning a patient’s smile is both comfortable and inconspicuous.
Designed to address orthodontic problems such as crowded and overlapped teeth more comfortably, Invisalign is made from soft, pliable plastics that do not scrape against the soft tissues of the mouth. In addition to promoting a more comfortable experience, these aligners are removable. During Invisalign treatment, patients will remove their aligners during meals or when brushing and flossing teeth. Because this system is removable, patients can enjoy their favorite foods and thoroughly clean their teeth.
During treatment, these plastic aligners will slowly shift teeth to a healthier position over time. Every few weeks, patients will exchange their aligner for a newer, tighter one that provides the appropriate amount of pressure to move teeth. The Invisalign system is especially beneficial for closing gaps between teeth and straightening crooked teeth. This type of orthodontic treatment can also improve a patient’s occlusion (the positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed).
To determine if Invisalign is right for your needs, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our dentist. During your appointment, our team will assess your overall oral health and the placement of each tooth along with determining the root cause of your orthodontic problems.
If you desire a straighter, healthier smile, we encourage you to contact the office of Dr. Jason Erickson today to reserve an Invisalign consultation.