Plastic aligner systems offer a modern straightening solution that is invisible to the eye. These systems are designed using advanced software and 3D digital models of your teeth. The result is a set of clear plastic trays that are used to achieve your straightening goals. 

These trays are made of medical-grade plastic, so their design avoids the metal appearance of traditional straightening methods. These systems apply gentle pressure to your teeth, which often allows for improved comfort and a shorter duration of treatment. You will receive several plastic trays at a time, so you can switch them out every two weeks.

You can remove these aligner trays for short periods of time as needed. This allows for convenient eating and cleaning. Enjoying favorite foods without the interference of braces can be a relief to some patients. 

Many patients are also surprised by the comfort of these straightening systems. The smooth texture of the plastic offers more comfort for the soft tissue of your cheeks and tongue. 

Since this is a removable system, it may be forgotten or lost. This is something to consider when deciding which straightening system is best for you. 

Ideally, you can consistently wear your trays for at least 22 hours a day. Not only will this help you achieve a straighter smile, but it will also help prevent loss or damage. 

This straightening system works wonders for many adults. Teenagers may also benefit from this treatment with proper oversight. Once you decide aligning trays are the right approach for you, you’ll be thrilled with the ease and quality of your straightening process.

Invisalign® can:

  • Offer an invisible straightening solution

  • Allow you to keep eating all of your favorite foods

  • Help keep your home dental routine quick and easy

  • Close noticeable gaps in your smile

  • Correct overlapped or crowded teeth

  • Offer a great straightening solution for teens and adults alike

Aligner treatments work for 90% of straightening cases. Unfortunately, some cases may require other methods. Braces provide security that some of our patients prefer over invisible liners. 

Modern orthodontics can offer many options for achieving the result you are after, in the way that feels most comfortable to you. Dr. Patrick can offer insight and help you get started on your journey toward a straight and beautiful smile.

We offer a wide variety of services to achieve your desired result. Some patients add whitening to their plan. Removing stains after straightening can provide an additional boost in confidence. Porcelain implants may also be a good alternative to consider. 

We are happy to help you discover flexible payment plans or insurance benefits that help make treatment more achievable. We’ll go over all the possibilities to come up with the most achievable plan for your smile!