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Invisalign®: Clear Aligners and Alternative to Braces

At Dougherty Dental, we believe that you should always be happy with your smile, which can be a struggle if you have teeth that are in need of orthodontic work. We want you to know that you can have the stunning, straight teeth that you have always wanted (without ugly metal braces). Invisalign is a clear teeth alignment system that works faster and more efficiently than traditional braces, without anyone even knowing that you are having your teeth straightened. When you choose Invisalign, you are choosing a hassle free orthodontic experience that we are certain you will be happy with.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option which uses a series of plastic trays that fit over your teeth, correcting alignment issues the same way traditional braces do. However, Invisalign trays are clear and nearly invisible in your smile, so you get to avoid the stigma that comes with traditional braces. Because Invisalign trays are removable, you also get to skip the hassle of eating and cleaning your teeth with traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth into the correct positions.

What is the Invisalign Process?

When you decide to go with Invisalign, we will start by taking some digital images and X-rays of your mouth, and we will use these images to build a treatment plan for you. Invisalign treatment involves a series of many clear plastic trays that will gradually move your teeth from where they are to where we want them. You will start with the first set of trays and after a few weeks the trays will have moved your teeth slightly closer to the proper alignment. At this point, you will swap out the first set of trays with the second set of trays. This process continues until your teeth have been fully aligned.

How long the Invisalign process takes depends on your unique situation. If your teeth are pretty close to where they need to be, the total process might only take a couple of months. If we have to make considerable corrections to your teeth, then the process could take longer.

Is Invisliagn Right for Me?

Invisalign is a powerful orthodontic tool that we can use to accomplish most of the same things that traditional metal braces are capable of. Invisalign can be used to correct:
•  Pronounced overbites
•  Pronounced underbites
•  Crossbites
•  Crooked or misaligned teeth
•  Spacing issues (teeth that are too far apart or too close together)

The Invisalign Clear Aligner Advantage

The biggest benefit that Invisalign provides to our patients is the fact that it is almost completely invisible in their smile. When no one can tell that you are having orthodontic work done, you can avoid the uncomfortable conversations that often arise when you have traditional braces. You are also able to eat anything you would like, because the trays are removable. When it comes time to brush and floss, you don't have to worry about a big hassle. Instead, you just remove the trays and brush and floss as you normally would. Many people who have traditional braces end up with oral health issues afterwards, because it is such a hassle to brush and floss teeth with braces. You can avoid all of that with the Invisalign system.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation

Call us today at (503) 221-1973 to schedule your consultation to see if Invisalign® clear aligners are right for you!

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