Traditional braces are not a good fit for everyone. At Absolute Dental, we personalize our treatment plans for each of our patients to ensure you receive the right care for you. This means our dentist will sit down with you and discuss your needs and desires for your smile. For many of our patients, this means Invisalign® treatment instead of traditional braces.
Invisalign is a clear alternative for braces made of metal, porcelain, and wires. Instead of being attached to the teeth and straightened with wires, the Invisalign system utilizes clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth and can be removed at your convenience. These are custom made to suit your smile and will apply gentle pressure over a period of time to correct alignment problems like an overbite or underbite.
Invisalign is intended for patients who are 16 years of age or older and who only need minor corrective treatment. Patients tend to wear between 7 and 8 different aligners over a period of 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of their orthodontic condition. Unfortunately, individuals with moderate to severe alignment issues will be unable to fit the plastic aligners over their smiles.
Many of our patients prefer Invisalign because the aligners are almost invisible to the naked eye and easy to manage. They can be removed to facilitate cleaning, and individuals do not need to undergo painful tightening appointments to receive the aligning benefits. Plus, Invisalign aligners are soft around the edges and will not cut the mouth like traditional braces.
There are many benefits, including being able to smile without anyone seeing the aligners and being able to eat the foods you enjoy, even chewy candies.
If you are seeking Invisalign treatments in Gilbert, AZ, contact us today at Absolute Dental. We are a local Gilbert dentist capable of helping patients of all ages manage their orthodontic and oral wellness needs. On your first visit, you will receive an Invisalign consultation to see if you are a good fit for this treatment.