For years, people have suffered through insecurity and embarrassment due to crooked teeth. Braces, with all of their aesthetic and health-related issues, were the only available option, but those take months or even years to be effective. Thankfully, there is a better way, and it is much easier than you think!

Invisalign®, a company known for innovation, is proud to introduce clear braces! The Invisalign system utilizes clear, removable teeth aligners instead of the bulky, metal braces patients have historically worn. Because they are clear, Invisalign aligners can be worn with almost no one noticing you are straightening your smile, and, even better, they can be removed at any time.

Throughout the history of dentistry few things have caused as much frustration, irritation, and embarrassment than being made to wear braces. Patients have reacted with the same downcast expression and pained sigh upon hearing the news since the first orthodontics were applied to teeth. Sadly, for all of those patients of the past not much can be done, but for those who are going to need teeth straightening there is hope. Yes, today patients can choose the Invisalign Clear Aligner System!

The Invisalign clear aligners, which are nearly invisible, are made from a specially-developed thermoplastic. They look very similar to whitening trays, but these aligners are custom-made in a specific sequence for your teeth. The aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day, and should only be removed to eat, brush, and floss. Being crafted with your teeth as a mold, the Invisalign aligners will not move or slip, so they are perfectly safe to wear at all times.

After about two weeks, your Smiles by Design dentist will have you change to the next set of aligners in the sequence. This gradual change in the form of the aligner will use subtle pressure to move your teeth into the desired position. This is not a painful experience as it used to be. Invisalign aligners may cause some initial pressure, but that will fade over the course of a few days.

The treatment plan we devise for you at Smiles by Design will take your desired results and starting tooth positions into account when selecting aligners for you. These aligners are each different, and focus on the movement of different teeth, so dental supervision while using Invisalign is not only necessary it is imperative.

All the benefits of braces without the stigma and discomfort; that’s a technological advancement Smiles by Design can get behind 100%. That’s why we are an Invisalign Premier Provider, so contact us today to learn more about the clear way to straighten teeth!