At Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, New Mexico, we are very concerned about the oral health of our community.
Our services are comprehensive because, as a patient, we certainly want you to have a clean and healthy mouth.
More than that, we want you to have the sort of smile that you will be proud to flash.
We understand that if you do not have straight teeth, you are probably self-conscious about your appearance and perhaps less confident in general.
If you are like most folks in that situation, you also probably tend to shy away from cameras.
You might desire a smile makeover to set things straight but think that solutions are too costly or invasive, or that you are just too old for orthodontic treatment.
But we want you to know that if you have crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth, Advanced Dental of Las Cruces has a perfect solution for you, no matter how old you are.
And with our solution, you won’t feel uncomfortable, or like you have to change your lifestyle. Plus, no one will be gawking at the construction zone in your mouth.
Invisalign Changed Everything
Traditional braces worked by using brackets that were affixed onto each tooth and strung together by very noticeable metal wires.
They remained uncomfortably in your mouth for the duration of treatment.
What’s more, the old system necessitated regular “tune ups” from an orthodontist, and required special tools to keep the braces clean.
Adults have always recoiled from that kind of treatment approach, even when they could have benefited from it.
But that all changed when Invisalign hit the scene in the late 1990s.
Invisalign was designed to be everything that traditional braces were not.
Rather than relying on a web of distracting metal to achieve the desired results, this system utilizes clear (very nearly invisible) plastic trays that function as aligners.
Unlike old school braces, these aligners are custom made to fit properly in only your mouth. As such, they feel comfortable, smooth and natural.
How Does It Work?
During your Invisalign adult orthodontic treatment, you will wear a series of sets of aligners for approximately two-weeks each before switching them out.
Each series will be based on the molds we will take of your teeth during your preliminary consultation. They will each be shaped slightly differently, based on our long-term plan, so that they can gradually straighten your teeth over time.
One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the trays are designed to be removed as needed during treatment.
You can pop them out for eating, and cleaning, or for photos.
Usually the entire process can finish up in 12-18 months, without painful orthodontic adjustments, or a toolkit.
Invisalign is a very effective, safe, and discreet solution to the situation in your mouth. In short, it is everything you want out of an adult orthodontic treatment.
Straight Teeth Are Possible At Any Age
To find out if Invisalign is a good solution for you, or to hear about our other adult orthodontic treatment solutions, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
At Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, we want to get you smiling again.