Have you been considering the advantages of a straighter smile? Have you been told by a dental professional that you could benefit from having braces? Are you embarrassed to move forward with treatment due to the look and discomfort associated with metal bracket and wire solutions? If you are thinking about improving the smile and doing so in a less noticeable way, Dr. Steven E. Holbrook of Albuquerque, NM has a solution for you: Invisalign.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Invisalign is a method of realigning the teeth to improve appearance and bite. Instead of using metal brackets glued to the teeth with metal wires pushing them into alignment, Invisalign works with clear plastic trays that achieve the same results. The benefit? Invisalign is practically invisible, hence the name! Patients wear discreet trays over the dental arch to gently push the teeth into the desired position. This eliminates the need for unsightly braces used in past, and makes for a wonderful alternative for those with mild to moderate misalignment.
When patients are considered an appropriate candidate for Invisalign, they start with a series of 3D digital impressions of the teeth. This information is then sent over to the Invisalign laboratories. The labs create a series of trays based on the patient’s current smile and the smile they want to achieve. The more severe the misalignment, the more trays the patient will have in their treatment. Invisalign mails the trays back to the dentist where patients arrive to pick them up and learn about how to care for them. Each tray is used for two weeks. Patients wear the trays day and night and only remove them to brush, floss, eat, and drink. After two weeks, patients trade the tray for the next tray in the series. By the end of treatment, patients will have a beautiful smile—without the use of unsightly metal braces!
Discover the benefits of Invisalign
Patients in and around the area of Albuquerque, NM who are considering orthodontic treatment should ask their dentist about Invisalign. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his team provide Invisalign as a way to enhance the smile without unsightly metal orthodontia. Book an appointment by calling (505) 881-1159 and visiting the office at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard, NE Suite C.