In the past, the only way to fix crooked teeth was with bulky oral hardware like metal or plastic braces. Now with modern technology, you can forgo all that and use Invisalign® if you have minor gaps, crowding, misalignment and crookedness.
Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for your mouth. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit comfortably over your teeth. Each aligner shifts teeth slightly horizontally or vertically and rotates teeth when needed. The aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force at the right time. Aligners are typically changed each week so teeth gradually move into position. The changing of the aligners will follow a custom treatment planned outlined by Dr. Bridges or Dr. Buckner.
Invisalign® has multiple benefits over traditional braces. Being removable allows patients normal fluidity with eating, brushing and flossing. Many people don’t like the appearance of traditional braces, so with Invisalign®, there’s a good chance others won’t notice them. Invisalign® also allows people to maintain a high level of oral hygiene because they can take off Invisalign® to brush and floss without interruption.
If you are experiencing severe crookedness or bite problems, traditional braces may be a better treatment option. Dr. Bridges or Dr. Buckner can evaluate your teeth and bite and refer you to an orthodontist if needed.