Is there really a way to straighten my teeth without wearing braces?

Posted on Oct 19, 2011

Is there really a way to straighten my teeth without wearing braces?

Yes!

When it is appropriate, Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without having to wear braces! Instead of using wires, brackets and rubber bands to move your teeth, clear, custom trays are made to get the work done.

The trays are hardly noticeable—you will be able to talk, work and do all your normal daily activities with the trays in place. Every two weeks you get new trays that help gently guide your teeth back into place. Treatment length is different for everyone, depending on the amount of tooth movement required, but is usually between six and 24 months. There is minimal discomfort during the process. The fees are similar to regular orthodontics, ranging from $2500 to $5000. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional orthodontics for many of our patients.

It is however not appropriate for all orthodontic issues. Some of the more severe cases cannot be done with Invisalign. Ask us at your next visit if it is a good fit for you.