Determining the Best Treatment for You
Choosing the right orthodontic treatment is an important decision and we want to make sure you fully understand your options before you make your final selection. Though traditional metal braces are still the most common choice to realign your teeth, Invisalign offers several unique advantages that braces can’t match.
For many patients, the largest drawback of metal braces is the social embarrassment factor. Since people see your braces every time you smile, this can lead to you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
Invisalign uses clear aligners that are virtually invisible, so no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them. This means you can smile with confidence throughout your treatment.
Invisalign straightens your teeth up to 2X faster than metal braces. The entire process typically takes about 12 months to complete and you’ll receive a new set of aligners roughly every two weeks. You’ll also visit Dr. Aviles every six weeks so she can check your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
Metal wires can irritate your cheeks and gums, resulting in pain and discomfort. Invisalign uses a patented thermoplastic material that’s thin and smooth, ensuring your aligners are comfortable to wear. We customize and individually trim each aligner to fit the unique shape of your teeth, with no gaps or bulges.
The alignment process is also very gentle and precise, as each new aligner only shifts your teeth about a fraction of a millimeter.
Braces can be very inconvenient — you have to avoid certain foods and keeping them clean is difficult. Broken wires or snagged brackets are also a problem that may force you to schedule unplanned emergency appointments.
Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods without damaging your appliance. This also makes it much easier to keep them clean, as you don’t have to worry about metal wires getting in your way when you brush and floss.
Since they never need to be tightened, Invisalign requires far fewer office visits compared to braces. You also won’t have to worry about scheduling any emergency appointments. Thanks to Invisalign, you can continue to live life freely without impacting your treatment results.