Invisalign is a clear way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are made of clear, thin medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
There are both cosmetic and health benefits to properly aligned teeth. Invisalign cannot only give you a more cosmetically pleasing smile, but also benefit your overall health. Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create a malocclusion. When left untreated, malocclusion can lead to gingivitis, gum tissue and bone loss, premature tooth wear or fracture, and jaw joint pain.
Dr. Brown and Dr. Larson work directly with the Invisalign laboratory to create a series of clear custom aligners that gradually move your teeth. You wear each set of aligners for a period of 2 weeks and visit the doctor for evaluation every 6 weeks to check your progress. Completed treatment time will vary depending on the complexity of your case, though the average treatment time is one year. Dr. Brown and Dr. Larson would be glad to evaluate your specific case with a complimentary evaluation visit.
Benefits of Invisalign:
- Nearly Invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone having to know.
- Removable: You can still eat and drink what you want.
- Better Oral Hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth during treatment.