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Are you considering straighter teeth for yourself or your children? Did you know there is an alternative to braces? Invisalign custom-made thermoplastic trays have revolutionized orthodontics as we know it and have gained quite a following since their inception in 1997. What is it about these aligners that is so appealing?

1. Braces typically take about two years to work; Invisalign can usually perform the same job in six to eighteen months.
2. Let’s face it: braces can significantly impair your smile’s appearance. Even clear braces can be distracting when talking face to face. Invisalign is likely the most visually appealing option of any orthodontic appliance. These transparent plastic trays are incredibly discrete.
3. Braces eventually lead to a healthier smile with straighter teeth, but while you are actually wearing them, keeping your teeth clean can be a significant challenge. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out while eating or brushing your teeth. Your teeth will be just as clean as if you had no orthodontic appliance at all.

Invisalign is awesome, but it’s not for everyone. Choose braces if you have any of the following dental issues:
-canine premolar problems
-back tooth bite issues
-a dental bridge
-lack of discipline required to wear Invisalign for 22 hours a day
-teeth that need to move vertically

If you have other questions, call Payson Orthodontics in Payson, Arizona at 928-472-7223 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Ben McDowell. We’re here to help.