Tooth Straightening – Orthodontics and Invisalign

Clear Aligner Therapy (Invisalign)

-When someone wants to improve their smile with straighter teeth and a more aligned bite, clear aligners can be an excellent treatment option. They can achieve proper alignment while also being minimally visible when being worn. Clear aligner technology provides treatment via a series of custom fitted, clear plastic alignment trays that are worn over the teeth.

-To begin the process, our assistants will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab for fabrication. The dental laboratory then generates a set of progressive trays that slowly move your teeth into the correct position over time. A new tray is swapped in at regular intervals until the desired alignment is reached.

-Once treatment is completed, your teeth will be in improved alignment and your smile improved. However, it is important to note that some alignment issues cannot be corrected with this technology; you should consult with Dr Dyras or Hutcheson to ensure that this treatment is appropriate for your situation.

Traditional Orthodontics

-When correcting misaligned teeth or bite issues, Dr Dyras or Hutcheson may recommend orthodontic treatment, commonly known as braces. This treatment creates a more attractive smile and can alleviate certain issues resulting from a misaligned bite. Orthodontics can be used as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a comprehensive plan placing teeth in an optimal position prior to additional restorative procedures.

-Orthodontic treatment involves strategically attaching metal or ceramic brackets to the misaligned teeth, connecting them with a special wire that is incrementally adjusted to place the teeth and jaw in correct alignment.

-During regular follow up appointments your braces will be adjusted to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. The amount of time for treatment varies with each patient depending on the extent of tooth movement needed to attain proper alignment.

-Once treatment is completed, your teeth will be in optimal alignment and your smile improved.

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