Invisalign braces are a innovative orthodontic treatment method “straightening” teeth without using traditional braces. This allows us to correct unevenly spaced teeth, misaligned, misshaped or protruding, teeth. Invisalign uses the same principle as traditional metal and bracket braces, however it a series of clear custom-fabricated aligners designed to gradually and sequentially move teeth to their desired positions. The key difference is that Invisalign braces are practically invisible and do not interfere with your smile.

Advantages of Invisalign Arizona

One advantage of Invisalign is cosmetic: the aligners are difficult to detect and virtually invisible; therefore it has become particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the unflattering look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. Another advantage over traditional braces is that the aligners can easily be removed for eating and brushing teeth. The treatment typically requires fewer visits to the dentist.

Arizona Invisalign Braces Procedure

The dentist begins by taking dental impressions, X-rays and photographs of the patient’s teeth and sending them to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. Technicians then individualize the teeth in the computer model and move them to their final position as prescribed by the orthodontist. Custom software then simulates the movement of the teeth in stages. The dentist reviews the simulation online using Align Technology’s ClinCheck via a web browser and approves the treatment. Once approved, a plastic resin aligner is manufactured for each stage of the computer simulation and shipped to the orthodontist.

Custom fit to your teeth, Invisalign braces are made of medical grade clear plastic. Your teeth will begin to move from their original position to a normal straight position little by little. Average treatment time is less than a year, again depending on the complexity of the treatment. Simple treatments (minor crowding, minor spacing) may be as short as six months.

Tempe Dental Care is a leader in providing Arizona Invisalign Braces. If you are interested in Invisalign Braces, please give us a call at (480) 730-5000 to schedule an appointment today.