Improve Your Smile with Invisalign®, Clear Correct or Clear Aligner Therapy
For many patients, bulky metal braces were a defining characteristic of childhood. However, failure to wear a retainer post treatment, wisdom teeth impaction, and a number of other factors can cause a relapsed smile, requiring orthodontic re-treatment. In Scottsdale, cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kelly
offers Invisalign® as a convenient, discreet way for adult patients to regain their beautiful smiles.
The Invisalign® Advantage
For patients experiencing minor tooth crowding, rotation, or other symptoms of relapse, Invisalign® is an excellent alternative that eliminates the need for full arch braces. During Invisalign® treatment, patients wear customized aligning trays. As treatment progresses, the trays are constantly changed out, gradually moving the teeth into the correct position. Following treatment, patients wear a retainer to protect the new alignment of the smile.
Given the convenience of the removable trays, Invisalign® is a very popular treatment option for a number of adult patients, offering numerous benefits including:
Since the trays are removable, patients receive several aligning trays at once, allowing them to change them on their own from home. While the trays must be worn for at least 22 hours per day, patients are able to take them out for cleaning and before meals.
As the trays are easily removable, caring for the aligning trays and maintaining a high degree of oral hygiene is simple with Invisalign®. After eating or drinking, it is recommended that patients brush and floss their teeth before replacing their aligners. Often, this more frequent cleaning process encourage better oral health and helps to prevent decay and cavities during Invisalign® treatment.
While traditional braces have become more streamlined and less bulky in recent years, the idea of having to wear metal braces can be a serious deterrent for many adult patients. As the Invisalign® aligning trays are clear, patients can maintain a professional appearance while undergoing orthodontic therapy.
Invisalign® is not just for patients seeking treatment for relapsed teeth. Many patients who have never undergone orthodontic therapy have found the cost of Invisalign® to be on par with that of traditional braces yet with more added benefits.
Compared to traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® does require greater patient dedication to the determined treatment plan. As a result, this clear alternative is often recommended to older teens and adults that can stay on top of the regimented treatment plan. However, many patients that choose Invisalign® often find the benefits and long-term results to be well worth the investment.
Contact our Scottsdale Invisalign® Dentist Today
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Scottsdale, our team is committed to helping patients identify and receive dental care that is tailored to their unique dental needs. During your Invisalign® consultation, Dr. Kelly will thoroughly evaluate your smile to ensure this treatment provides the best method of improving your smile. For more information about Invisalign®, contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Scottsdale today to schedule your consultation.