Many individuals dream of having straighter, healthier teeth but fear the way they will look in braces. For many years, there was no alternative. However, when Invisalign came on the scene, it changed everything. Now both adults and teens can correct their smiles without the look of braces. Schedule a complimentary consultation today with Dr. Blacker to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Call us at 480-839-6262 to set up your appointment. We have two convenient locations in Arizona to serve you.
Invisalign is a system that functions similar to braces—placing pressure on the teeth to move them into place—but does this without the use of any metal pieces. Instead, it uses comfortable, invisible, plastic aligners. This allows you to look better and feel better during your treatment. Each aligner is custom made for you based on 3D imaging of your dental anatomy.
If Invisalign is an option for you, then so are braces. So, why should you consider getting Invisalign instead? Compared to braces, Invisalign is more convenient to have. In addition to being invisible, you can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This means there is no need to change your diet or habits. Also, since you swap out the aligners on your own, you do not need to see us for adjustments, and that means fewer appointments and less time in the office. Finally, Invisalign treatment tends to be completed faster than other forms of treatment, giving you the smile you want as quickly as possible.
You will be given several sets of aligners at a time. You wear each set for about two weeks, taking them out only as needed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As you change to the next aligners in the series, your teeth are moved a bit further until they are in the correct location. You will see Dr. Blacker about once every six weeks and treatment should be finished within about fifteen months.