Dr. Chad Arthur and his team at Arthur Orthodontics are proud to offer the most advanced orthodontic treatment options to the communities of Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona. We understand that getting braces can often be stressful, and many patients worry about the negative social implications of having a mouth full of metal. While new technologies have made traditional metal braces smaller and more comfortable than ever, many are looking for a more discreet alternative. These patients are choosing the increasingly popular alternate – Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces, one that allows you to straighten your smile with no metal or wires involved. Rather than bonding metal to your teeth, these polyurethane plastic aligners are removable, and gradually transform your smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Much like traditional braces, Invisalign repositions your teeth using carefully controlled force. However, Invisalign aligners are made of clear flexible plastic rather than metal. Specialized computer software helps Dr. Arthur develop a multiple phase plan for moving your teeth into position. For each stage, Invisalign manufactures plastic mouth trays for your top and bottom teeth. After wearing a set of aligners for two weeks, you then move on to a new set of aligners and continue moving through the series until your teeth are correctly aligned.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
There are several benefits to the highly advanced Invisalign system, including:
- Discreet Appearance – Because these aligners are translucent, they are the perfect option for those looking to straighten their teeth subtly, and without the attention of others.
- Increased Comfort – The metal used in traditional braces can often cause discomfort. Invisalign is made of soft, flexible material designed to reduce irritation.
- Improved Oral Hygiene – The removable aligners make it easy to maintain a healthy smile, because there are no wires or metal brackets to inhibit your traditional brushing and flossing habits.
- Fewer Dietary Restrictions – During orthodontic treatment, it is common that patients must refrain from eating many foods they previously enjoyed for fear of damaging their wires or brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out during meals and maintain your routine diet throughout your treatment.
Learn More About Invisalign Today!
If you would like to find out if you are an eligible candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you to contact us today at either of our Glendale or Scottsdale offices. Dr. Arthur and his team can work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your unique needs. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!