Drs. Graham and Rider are pleased to offer invisible aligners, a cutting-edge solution that permits you to have straighter teeth in as few as 9 - 15 months! These aligners can address overcrowding, widely spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, or even a crossbite.
This system operates with an advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology to arrange your entire treatment plan from the current position of your teeth to your final smile. From this plan, transparent thermoplastic aligners are created. These are similar to teeth-whitening trays and are custom made to precisely fit your teeth. When you place the first set of aligners, they use a small amount of force to move your teeth gently into a new position. Approximately two weeks later, you replace them with the next set of aligners, progressing through treatment in about a year. You only need to come into the office for evaluation every four to eight weeks. Total treatment time varies based on your personal requirements and goals.
The clarity of these aligners makes them almost invisible! No one needs to know you're straightening your teeth. They are only visible if someone looks very closely. This instills more confidence in your smile while you are in active treatment.
Aligners also offer less irritation than traditional braces. The aligners are one-piece units, with no metal or wires to be checked and adjusted, meaning you'll spend less time in the dentist's chair. There are no braces, wires, or headgear to cause any mouth irritation.
Then there's the simplicity factor. Though you wear the aligners all day as well as while you sleep, they are easily removable for eating and brushing. Imagine - no food restrictions during your treatment! Best of all, there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing, so keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as uncomplicated as it was before treatment.
A straighter smile is just a phone call away! Call for a no-cost/no-obligation consultation at (520) 327-1205 to determine if you're a candidate for clear aligners.