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By W. Timothy Brooks DMD, PC
April 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

Part of having a beautiful, Hollywood-quality smile is having straight, perfectly aligned teeth. There are a few different ways to straighten invisalignout the appearance of your teeth, but many patients and dentists prefer Invisalign invisible braces for a variety of reasons. Explore these reasons with Dr. W. Timothy Brooks at his Huntsville, AL dentistry office so that you can make the decision that’s best for your smile.

Ways to Straighten Your Teeth
In the past, the usual way to straighten and reposition the teeth was to use metallic braces, which are equipped with metal brackets and wires. Another option for “straightening” the teeth out is to cover them with veneers or crowns, but that requires some tooth enamel to be removed. So many patients opt for Invisalign—a treatment that uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to move teeth into an optimal position.

Why Invisalign Is Better
Not too many people, especially not professional adults, want to wear a metal appliance on their teeth for a number of years. Invisalign gives patients options—they can remove the plastic aligners when needed to eat or have a chat with someone. Even when they’re wearing the aligners, other people have to be very close to notice them. Invisalign is also a quicker solution compared to more traditional methods of straightening the teeth—many patients see significant results in less than a year. Your Huntsville dentist Dr. Brooks will evaluate your smile using computer imaging software to determine exactly how long your custom treatment will take.

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?
It’s important to note that not every patient with a cosmetic or orthodontic issue will be a candidate for Invisalign. It is made for patients who have minor alignment issues, like slight crowding and small spaces. It’s also only worthwhile if you can commit to wearing the prescribed aligner tray at least 20 hours per day—if not, standard lingual or metal braces may be preferable to ensure the best results.

Your Invisalign Appointment
The initial appointment for Invisalign will be to check out your smile, take X-rays and determine if you’ll benefit from this treatment. Call Dr. Brooks’ office today at (256) 883-8008 to schedule your first visit.

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