When most of us think about a dentist, images of teeth cleaning fill our minds. If you think about the same thing when you hear the word “orthodontist,” know that there is much more to this specialization, including the placement of Invisalign clear braces.
While dentistry is a broad medical specialty that focuses on gum, teeth, and oral health, orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that deals with the straightness of teeth and correcting occlusion, or the bite. All orthodontists like Dr. George are dentists, but not all dentists are licensed orthodontists.
The most common treatment option that people picture when it comes to straightening teeth is that of traditional braces. While traditional braces still work, there is a more modern treatment that is much more comfortable called Invisalign.
Invisalign uses a series of retainer trays that gradually shift your teeth into their proper place. These trays are virtually invisible and eliminate the use of unsightly metal brackets and wires that come along with traditional braces.
Each retainer tray is custom-made to move your teeth up to .25mm per retainer tray. Trays are typically swapped out with a new set every two weeks, slowly moving your teeth to their desired positions. This method is perfect for patients who want to straighten their teeth more discreetly without drawing attention to it with metal brackets or brightly colored rubber bands.
Invisalign has several benefits when placed by a professional orthodontist, including:
Invisible braces will give you the change you want without interfering with your schedule. If you want to get the smile that you have always dreamed of without having traditional braces, contact us and schedule an appointment with orthodontist Dr. Sanchez to see if Invisalign is right for you.