Who is getting Invisalign? Just about anyone and everyone who wants straighter, healthier teeth! So why don’t you hear about it more often? Good question. Scottsdale residents are undoubtedly familiar with how traditional metal braces work…as well as how conspicuous they are. When someone has braces, you know about it. But you don’t often know about it when your friends in Scottsdale are using Invisalign invisible braces. And that’s the genius of Invisalign: your teeth get straighter and nobody ever has to know. The transparent plastic aligners which are used to shift your teeth into place are designed to be as discreet as possible, while still maintaining their effectiveness. This is probably why you don’t often know who in Scottsdale is using Invisalign. But your friends, your coworkers, even your boss could be wearing an Invisalign aligner without you suspecting a thing.
The two systems—traditional metal braces and Invisalign invisible braces—work in approximately the same way. Pressure is applied at strategic points on your teeth, forcing them to shift into alignment. The difference is in how that pressure is applied. Metal braces resort to brackets and connecting wires which have to be tightened and adjusted frequently by an orthodontist. With Invisalign, a series of clear plastic aligners is created specifically for your mouth, with each successive aligner being designed to apply the correct amount of pressure in the right places to ensure that the next aligner will fit and can do its job. The aligners are customized, so all Dr. Harris has to do to “adjust” your braces is give you the next aligner in the series. It’s simple, it’s effective, and best of all, your smile will become straighter without anyone knowing how it happened! Call us at Harris Dental to learn more about Invisalign. It will be our little secret!