Everyone wants a healthy, beautiful smile. Did you know that orthodontic treatments are considered part of a comprehensive care approach to conditions like periodontal disease and reducing the risk of tooth decay? That’s because misaligned teeth are more difficult to keep clean and are susceptible to cavities, bone loss, gingivitis, and gum disease. Misalignment can also create abnormal wear patterns in the teeth that cause them to wear prematurely or cause strain to the TMJ.
Invisible, clear, bracket-free braces are what Invisalign offers! These thin plastic alignment trays are easily removed for brushing and flossing, or eating your favorite meal. The smooth contour of each tray makes them very comfortable and prevents irritation to your cheeks or lips while you wear them. Each set of aligners is designed to guide your teeth into the correct position and then be replaced with a new set a few weeks later. Over time, the Invisalign trays completely straighten the teeth throughout the entire mouth, making your teeth healthier and improving their function. The length of treatment varies from patient to patient, but treatment times in our office range from 3-18 months. Learn how Invisalign works.
With 6 Month Smiles, that’s exactly what you get! A straighter smile in a very short period of time. The approach of 6 Month Smiles is to correct the alignment of teeth in the front of the mouth; the ones that people see when you smile, laugh, or talk to them. Because this approach to therapy only adjusts the front teeth, the treatment time is greatly reduced! The braces are also tooth-colored, which gives you a cosmetic approach to tooth straightening without the appearance of metal brackets and wires.
It’s never too late to improve your smile with an orthodontic care approach. Even mature adults find it very fulfilling to straighten their teeth, improving the way they look and feel. If you’re not sure about what type of orthodontic approach is best for you, Dr. Andler offers complimentary consultations for prospective patients. We invite you to visit us at your earliest convenience!