Invisalign in Jonesboro

invisalign jonesboro arYou might have heard of clear braces or Invisalign orthodontics and wondered if it really works.

Our adult patients often express dissatisfaction with the appearance of their teeth. Some people never had the opportunity for orthodontics in their youth, some experienced orthodontic relapse, and some just want to make some bigger improvements to their smile but want to avoid the appearance of traditional bracket-and-wire braces. We don’t blame you!

If you are a professional or you just feel too grown-up to walk around with a mouth full of metal, Anthony Bartels, DDS offers an effective solution.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cosmetic orthodontic treatment designed to move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing arrangement. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, overlapping, or misplaced, Invisalign can straighten out your smile without making you look and feel like a sixteen year old.

Invisalign uses custom-designed clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth over time. The movements from your clear trays are small compared to the tightening that accompanies traditional braces. That means you will experience more comfortable treatment and be able to avoid the soreness associated with braces. In fact, since you will not have brackets, the insides of your cheeks will not become raw, either.

Because Invisalign trays fit tightly, are completely smooth, and move your teeth very gradually, you will find treatment is much easier than you thought. You will also love that they are nearly invisible, meaning that no one will notice you are wearing them. You can remove them when you eat and drink to keep food from getting caught in them. Since you also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, you may be less likely to develop cavities or gum disease than with traditional braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

You will trade out your aligner tray for a new one approximately every two weeks. Your tray’s design moves your teeth gradually with regular wear – at least twenty-two hours per day.

You'll visit our Jonesboro dental office on a regular basis so that Dr. Bartels can monitor your treatment as it progresses. Then, once your treatment is complete, we will create a retainer so that your teeth do not drift back to their original location.

Invisalign does not work for every orthodontic case. For complex cases that require changing your bite or addressing a serious orthodontic issue, Invisalign might not be the answer, but if you are looking to cosmetically improve your smile without the world noticing, it could give you the results you want!

Do You Want to Learn More About Invisalign?

Call us to set up an orthodontic evaluation! We look forward to helping you meet all of your aesthetic goals and achieving the smile you have always dreamed was possible.