When a patient needs to have their teeth straightened but they are hesitant to wear metal brackets and wires, our orthodontists may recommend Invisalign® in Memphis, Tennessee. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, so you can straighten your smile discretely. . Aligners are a custom-made series of retainers that slip over your teeth to gently guide them into their ideal positions. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss. Total treatment time averages 6-15 months. The average number of aligners is between 18 and 30. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign.