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Are your teeth crooked or unevenly spaced? Do you want to a straighter smile without months of treatment with unattrative metal braces? If so, Invisalign® may be your orthodontic solution. Invisalign® is a virtually invisible method of transforming a crooked or misaligned smile into a straight, stunning smile.

As the name implies, Invisalign® is an "invisible" series of clear, plastic aligners that resemble a thin mouth guard. Each custom-designed aligner is worn for two weeks, and moves your teeth into place by their roots, so your natural teeth are never modified. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign® aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss.

Invisalign® typically straightens your teeth in approximately six to nine months, compared to one to three years with traditional metal braces. Because there are no wires to adjust, you will also spend less time in the dentist's chair and can enjoy a more comfortable treatment.

Invisalign Candidacy

Anyone who wishes to straighten their teeth without the hassle and appearance of braces may be a candidate for Invisalign®. These custom-molded aligners to solve a range of dental problems, such as:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Generally speaking, if you are a candidate for braces, you are probably a good candidate for Invisalign®. This procedure works best for patients with mild to moderate spacing and is not advised for children and patients who have severe bite problems that requires them to wear headgear.

Comfort and Convenience

With Invisalign®, nothing will come between your lifestyle and having an incredible smile. This treatment offers comfort, convenience and an inconspicuous method for correcting your smile. With Invisalign®, you can be as active as you like because these aligners won't hold you back. For example, if you have a special social event coming up, you can remove the aligners for the day or evening.

Look Great During Treatment

While it's common to see teenagers with metal braces, traditional braces can be embarrassing for adults. Invisalign® is ideal for adults young and old who want to permanently straighten their smile. Invisalign® can give you greater confidence in your appearance without anyone having to know you are straightening your teeth.

An alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® corrects many of the same orthodontic problems. It's no wonder that across the United States tens of thousands of people have chosen Invisalign® for their orthodontic treatment.

If you live in the Portland area and are interested in Invisalign® to correct your smile, please visit the web site for Dr. Sue Wendling today to learn more.

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If you live in the Portland area and are interested in Invisalign® to correct your smile, please visit the web site for Dr. Sue Wendling today to learn more.

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This article was published on 2011/04/28