A Clear Alternative to Braces
Do you wish you could obtain an even smile without metal orthodontics? If so, you may be interested in the Invisalign system. Designed to provide a less noticeable orthodontic treatment, adults and teens often benefit from this clear braces system. At Oasis Family Dental we want to help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.
How does this system differ from traditional braces? First, there will be no need for metal brackets or arch wires. Instead, we will take impressions of your smile, which we will send to an Invisalign lab. There, a series of aligners will be crafted using a clear, BPA-free plastic. Patients then wear the aligners every day between 20 and 23 hours, upgrading about once every two weeks to a new set. Treatment takes about a year although teen patients may require around 18 months.
Invisalign vs. Braces
When compared to more traditional alternatives, the Invisalign system offers a host of advantages, such as:
- Less noticeable orthodontics
- Can be removed prior to eating or brushing/flossing
- More comfortable
- Fewer office visits required
- Shorter treatment time
Can Anyone Wear Clear Aligners?
The procedure works best for patients over the age of 18 who have more minor alignment issues. Severe malocclusion may require metal orthodontics to properly address. We can schedule a consultation and exam your smile to see if Invisalign is the right choice for your smile. For more information or if you just have questions about the Invisalign system, please contact out office today.