You do not need to visit an orthodontist to benefit from Invisalign®. Some dentists like Dr. Todd Anderson also offer this modern alternative to fixed metal braces. The Absolute Dental Care team in Nixa, Missouri, has the training and technologies to safely and predictably straighten teeth with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® and conventional braces use the same fundamental principles to straighten teeth. They both are designed to place consistent pressure on the teeth. This pressure helps to reposition teeth into their proper placements. However, conventional braces use fixed (non-removable) stainless steel brackets, wires, and special bands to accomplish this straightening.
Invisalign® uses a series of removable oral appliances to reposition the teeth. These appliances or “aligners” are made from clear, smooth, and flexible plastic, customized to fit each patient’s mouth. Each aligner tray must be worn in the correct order and as advised by Dr. Anderson. When worn correctly, treatment time is comparable to braces. But many factors influence how long it takes to get your “goal” smile.
These factors include the condition that we are treating. For instance, Invisalign® can fix both crowded and gapped teeth. It has also evolved to effectively treat overbite, underbite, and other problems with how the upper and lower teeth come together when your mouth is closed.
Our patients also like Invisalign® because:
Invisalign® is designed to support comfortable eating and a healthy and varied diet throughout treatment. It is also designed to support easy and effective oral care. Consistent, good brushing and flossing protect the teeth and gums from decay and disease.
You can see what your treated smile will look like even before committing to Invisalign®!