Dr. Matthew Dunn - Litchfield Park orthodontist (Matthew Dunn, DDS, MS)
Dr. Courtney Dunn - Orthodontist Phoenix (Courtney Dunn, DDS, MS)
Copyright© 2007-2014. All rights reserved dunnorthodontics.com (Phoenix, AZ)
The clear alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is the high-tech, clear alternative to conventional braces that gives you the straight, healthy, confident smile you want without the need for metal brackets or wires. Drs. Matthew Dunn and Courtney Dunn are proud to offer this orthodontic revolution.
By utilizing the most-modern 3-D computer innovations, Invisalign can fabricate a sequence of custom aligners. As you replace each Invisalign tray with the next, you will see your teeth move gradually week after week, until they reach their optimal position. At that point, your new smile will be complete.
The primary advantages of using Invisalign treatment are:
-Removable Invisalign trays allow you drink and eat anything you feel like and continue to keep up optimal oral hygiene through flossing and brushing normally.
-Clear, state-of-the-art aligners cause Invisalign therapy to be practically invisible.
-Comfortable Invisalign aligners are exchanged regularly… you may not even remember you’re improving your smile and will not spend as much time in the orthodontist’s office having appointments.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional braces in many cases. Invisalign may help both mature teenagers and adults and can treat a variety of cases, including:
• Crooked teeth
• Deepbite, overbite & protruded teeth
• Closing spaces
• Shifting of teeth due to poor retainer wear
There are, however, some cases that simply require more traditional braces technology, especially those cases involving severe overcrowding. This is one of the reasons that it is important to see an Invisalign-certified orthodontist rather than a general dentist. Most general dentists have very limited orthodontic training and can only offer Invisalign as an orthodontic solution. An orthodontist is able to evaluate both the Invisalign option as well as other orthodontic treatment plans so that you can choose the option that works best for you.
How does Invisalign work?
All orthodontic repositioning of teeth works on the same basis: application of appropriate force, at the right place, at the right time. Invisalign is simply another delivery system for these forces, packaged in comfortable, transparent medical-grade plastic.
All patients are provided with a series of differently positioned aligners that are worn at various times during the treatment period. Each one applies force a little differently and, over time, the teeth begin to move little by little until they are eventually in the desired position.
How is Invisalign better than traditional braces?
Invisalign has helped many people get the smile they always wanted and which they may never have achieved if metal braces were the only option. In that sense, Invisalign is better than metal braces. Metal and ceramic braces, however, remain an invaluable tool in the orthodontist’s toolkit and no orthodontist that we are aware of is ready to give up traditional braces anytime soon. Invisalign is better in the sense it has allowed more people to achieve their best possible smile and feel better about their appearance.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the Dunn Orthodontics office near you and schedule your orthodontic exam and consultation today.