Dr. Shepherd on Invisalign Read Transcript
Here in our office we do a fair amount of Invisalign. Invisalign is a wonderful system, especially for adults who would like to get a nice, straight toothed smile without having to have brackets and wires on their teeth. It consists of a series of clear trays that actually snap onto the teeth, and every two weeks those trays get switched. Gradually over time, the forces that are applied by those trays move the teeth into the position that we want them to be in permanently. It's a wonderful system for adults because they don't have to feel self conscious of having metal mouth and looking like a teenager. Occasionally we'll have very complex cases that really are beyond the scope of Invisalign. For those cases, we work very closely with some fantastic orthodontists here in town that we will refer our patients to.
If you are less than happy with how straight your teeth are, contact Uptown Dental Associates to learn what Invisalign in Albuquerque, NM can do for your smile!
You can even combine Invisalign with teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry options for a complete smile makeover!
The Many Advantages Of Invisalign
For those who want to straighten their teeth without having to deal with all the metal, this is a great cosmetic option. Compared to other teeth straightening options, it offers many additional advantages. The clear aligners are:
- Removable – you can take them out for meals, brushing and flossing, and special occasions
- Discreet – because they are nearly invisible, no one will know you’re using them
- Comfortable – no metal brackets or wires irritating your mouth
- Faster Than Other Options – compared to traditional braces, Invisalign typically works much more quickly
It’s also important to know this doesn’t just help your appearance, it can improve your oral function!
This is a form of short-term orthodontics that uses a series of custom-made plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their ideal position. This form of short-term orthodontics can be used to correct:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
Following your consultation, we will take precise impressions of the inside of your mouth to plan your treatment and create your clear aligners.
About every three weeks or so, you will change to a new aligner that takes you one step closer to your perfectly straight smile!
Achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted and call Uptown Dental Associates at 505.219.4548 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign in Albuquerque, NM! You can also use our online form to book.