For patients who do not want to wear traditional braces and prefer a more discreet option, clear orthodontic aligners and express aligners may be for you. Ask Dr. Wilson and the staff at Orthodontics Inc about the several Aligner options available to you.
At Orthodontics Inc we use the high tech Itero Element 3D Scanner to take a perfect 3D image of your teeth and create invisible aligners to give you a beautiful smile.
Invisalign or Express aligners are a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the aligner system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
In general, aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend aligners to correct:
-Gaps and spaced teeth
-Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite.
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for aligners. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss.
We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about orthodontic treatment.