Crooked or misaligned teeth aren’t just an aesthetic problem. They can contribute to long term dental and medical issues, as well.
But who wants to wear conventional metal or even ceramic brackets as an adult?
At Smiles by Shields, we offer Invisalign®, which is both biocompatible and can solve a range of problems, including crowded or misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and crooked or turned teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It’s almost invisible and you can straighten your teeth without calling attention to the process.
The Invisalign system uses advanced 3D computer graphics technology to improve upon traditional orthodontics. The aligners move your teeth through a series of small adjustments.
Dr. Shields measures your mouth and uses computer graphics to submit your treatment plan to Invisalign. They then calibrate and manufacture a set of aligners – anywhere from 12 to 48 – to incrementally adjust your teeth. You wear each aligner for two weeks, taking it out only to eat, brush, and floss.
By the end of treatment, you’ll definitely have something to smile about!