Invisible braces sound too good to be true but our technology today is incredible. In the past when people discussed braces, visions of the dreaded metal mouth appeared – just like Ugly Betty on TV. No longer! With Invisalign, adults no longer have to be self-conscious about the fact that “at their age” they are being treated with orthodontics and many children can avoid the discomfort and aggravation of metal braces.
Invisalign braces were invented by Zia Chishti. They are transparent, removable, and moldable braces generated using 3-D computer technology. Instead of one pair of braces that are cemented to the teeth and constantly adjusted, a series of orthodontic aligners are worn in succession over a period of time. The results are straight beautiful teeth without the headaches of traditional “braces.”
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional orthodontics but just like the traditional approach, it takes time. Invisalign can also be faster in achieving your goal than other orthodontic alternatives, and most patients love the fact that they can remove their Invisalign to eat and brush their teeth. They especially love the appearance of Invisalign – most people will never notice you are wearing it. Like all orthodontics wearing some kind of retainer upon completion of Invisalign is necessary to maintain the end result.
If you have any questions regarding Invisalign, please do not hesitate to contact Phoenix, Arizona cosmetic dentists, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro for a consultation at (480) 834-6991. For patients in the Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and other East Valley Cities in Arizona, we will arrange an appointment that works best with your schedule to answer your questions and get you on your way toward the beautiful smile you desire.