A Discreet Alternative To Braces

Would you like to straighten your teeth without bulky metal brackets or wires? Clear aligners from Invisalign® offer a translucent appearance to complement your smile during treatment. By wearing your aligner trays each day, you can gradually move your teeth into position without calling any unwanted attention! While traditional braces remain in place permanently, you may remove your clear aligners at mealtime and when brushing your teeth. This makes maintaining your oral hygiene during orthodontic care a breeze!

What is Invisalign & How Does it Work?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth discreetly and comfortably. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. Each set of aligners is worn for about one to two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series, gently guiding teeth into alignment. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them an attractive option for individuals seeking a more discreet alternative to braces. Invisalign treatment is highly customizable and can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

Invisalign clear aligners in their case

Invisalign aligners are crafted from a proprietary, FDA-approved thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®. This innovative material offers a precise and comfortable fit while exerting gentle pressure to gradually reposition teeth over time. Being FDA-approved ensures the safety and effectiveness of Invisalign treatment, providing you with peace of mind throughout your orthodontic journey.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Invisalign is suitable for most individuals seeking orthodontic treatment, including teenagers and adults. Good candidates tend to have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crooked or misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, or minor bite problems. A consultation with an Invisalign provider in Anchorage, like us, can determine if you are eligible for treatment.

The Benefits Of A Straighter Smile

While the aesthetic effect of straightening your smile attracts many people to Invisalign® treatment, orthodontic care provides valuable oral health and functional benefits as well. When you have spacing issues between your teeth, the force of your bite distributes unevenly. By correcting your bite’s alignment, you can prevent uneven wear and tear to certain teeth. Proper alignment can also reduce stress on the joints of your jaw, reducing your risk of developing TMJ disorder. A more uniform grin is also much easier to clean as you now have access to the entire surface of every tooth. Teeth that crowd can attract bacterial deposits in areas where your brush and floss cannot reach.

Designing Your Aligner Trays

After an initial consultation with our dentists, digital impressions or scans of your teeth will be taken to create your custom treatment plan. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners tailored to your specific treatment goals which you’ll need to wear for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Approximately every one to two weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners in the series, gradually moving your teeth into their ideal positions. Throughout your treatment, you’ll have periodic check-ups with your Invisalign provider to monitor progress and ensure your smile is transforming according to plan.

Additional Options For Orthodontic Treatment

We also offer treatment with Six Month Smiles, an alternative braces treatment that is completed within half a year. Using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, Six Month Smiles provides a more natural appearance during your braces treatment. After designing and placing your braces, we will see you once per month to make any necessary adjustments.

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