If you are an adult with a busy lifestyle, metal braces simply won’t do. In addition to the undesirable appearance and difficulty in cleaining, metal braces require daytime adjustment appointments that can conflict with your schedule. Invisalign is a popular alternative for adults wanting straighter and healthier teeth without the appearance and inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are worn throughout the day and night and are taken out only to eat and drink. You change to a new aligner every two weeks to move teeth and see the dentist every 6-8 weeks to monitor proper movement. While in treatment there is often a reduction in headaches, neckaches, and facial pain due to the inability to clench and grind your teeth.
Invisalign clear braces are:
- Virtually invisible
Dr. Waddell can assess your teeth to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment. These clear braces can correct tooth and bite misalignments – leading to a more esthetic and healthy smile. While treatment times vary, most patients achieve the desired result in 12 – 18 months.