Achieve a beautiful smile with the Invisalign® clear aligner treatment system
Introduced in the late ‘90s, Invisalign® has gained widespread acceptance as the most effective clear aligner teeth straightening treatment on the market. Invisalign® is viewed as a wonderful alternative to traditional braces and is now being offered at the practice of Dr. Chase Patton in Columbia, Missouri. It is an excellent option for patients seeking mild to moderate orthodontic treatment to achieve a straight and beautiful smile.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear aligners, or trays, developed from digital impressions and images taken of your mouth. Dr. Chase Patton takes these impressions and images so that your aligners will be customized to your unique individual needs. So, as you can see, this is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution.
On the other hand, traditional braces utilize fixed wires and brackets to set your teeth into alignment. This makes them very noticeable to others and can often cause pain and discomfort. As mentioned, Invisalign® uses a series of aligners that, as you progress through them, slowly pull your teeth into proper alignment with gentle yet constant pressure. Once your teeth have aligned appropriately for a given set of trays, you move on to the next one in the series. The best part is that these aligners are incredibly comfortable, and no one will be able to notice you are wearing them.
One major reason people are moving away from traditional braces is due to their appearance. There is no way to hide that you are wearing metal braces, which can cause self-esteem issues, especially in teenagers. In contrast, patients love Invisalign® because the aligners are made from clear and comfortable dental-grade plastic, making them virtually invisible to the naked eye. You will not only be able to hide the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, but you will also be able to do so in comfort.
If you are interested in learning more about the Invisalign® teeth straightening treatment offered at our practice, please call us today by dialing (573) 844-4255 for new patients or (573) 875-7040 for existing patients. Our office is located at 3005 Falling Leaf Ct. in Columbia, Missouri.