Invisalign® Orthodontics

Invisalign® is a brand new type of braces that is removable and practically invisible, making it one of the latest and most exciting advances for patients with malocclusion or crooked teeth. It is actually a series of clear aligners that you wear like an athlete wears a mouthpiece. As the treatment progresses, your teeth gradually move to fit the aligner, and then you start wearing the next one. Anderson Dental will design the treatment program so that by the time you are finished wearing the last aligner in the series, your teeth will have adjusted to the proper position.

Orthodontics is the dental specialty for treating malocclusion, the condition commonly referred to as “bad bite”. Orthodontic treatment works by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. The braces that exert this pressure are fitted by dental specialists called orthodontists. Most malocclusions or “bad bites” are hereditary, while some are acquired through prolonged thumb-sucking, early or late loss of baby teeth, or accidents. Regardless of how the malocclusion developed, Anderson Dental can recommend orthodontic treatment that corrects it.

Once your permanent teeth are in, usually between the ages of twelve and fourteen, you are a candidate for Invisalign®. While teens love how invisible their orthodontic treatment can be, Invisalign® is especially popular with adults. It’s never too late to address crooked teeth and bad-bite issues later in life. Before Invisalign®, some adults thought they were “too old” to have metal braces on their mouth. Ask Anderson Dental whether your dental problems can be treated with the Invisalign® technology!

Before and after of an Invisalign® patient, Heidii H.

Before and after of an Invisalign® patient, Elizabeth W.