At the practice of Dr. Ronald D. Walker, DDS, we are pleased to offer the Invisalign® smile alignment system for our patients looking for a more discreet orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is ideal for straightening crooked and crowded teeth, as well as teeth with gaps in them and teeth with minor bite issues.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-crafted to shift your teeth gradually into place without using metal wires and brackets. The aligners are computer generated to match your unique needs, and you simply change them out every two weeks or so to advance them to the next stage in the alignment process.
Invisalign has two distinct advantages over traditional braces. One, the aligners are removable so you can still maintain your daily oral hygiene routine to clear away the bacterial biofilm-dental plaque-that causes cavities and leads to gum disease. You can still brush and floss to make sure to clean between the teeth and around the gumline without trying to clean around brackets and wires and worrying about damaging them.
Another advantage that Invisalign offers is your diet. You can still eat healthy hard foods like carrots, apples and more without worrying about aligners since you take them out to eat. This means you can eat all the healthy foods you normally would while straightening your smile. Just be sure to put your aligners back in after eating and cleaning your teeth! Don’t accidentally lose them when you are eating out and leaving them in a napkin or anything like that.
To find out if Invisalign is a good treatment option for your smile, please give our team a call at 520-297-2511 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Ronald D. Walker. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs in Oro Valley, Arizona.