Invisalign® provides you with the unique opportunity to get the beautiful smile you want – without braces! Using proprietary technology, the makers of Invisalign will create a 3D digital design of the existing position of your teeth as well as the final desired results. Dr. Ben McDowell will then determine the ideal method and speed to move each tooth to that final desired location. Invisalign will then fabricate a series of clear plastic trays that will fit over the teeth. Each aligner will gently move your teeth little by little, taking you closer to the end result. These trays are usually changed every two weeks to continue tooth movement. The number of aligners needed depends on your individual situation, but usually ranges from 16 to 30, taking 8 to 15 months to recreate your smile. In some instances, a refinement period may be required to fine-tune the result.

These clear trays are nearly invisible and can be removed as needed so you can eat what and when you want. In addition, you can continue with your normal oral hygiene routine, easily brushing and flossing your teeth. However, this removability provides its own challenge – it demands excellent compliance on your part (these trays must be worn 22 hours per day) to ensure success. But as with so many other things in life, when you put in your best efforts, you get the best results. Invisalign aligners are comfortable and fit closely against the teeth. They contain no metal that may cause sores against your lips or cheeks. There are no wires to tighten and your visits to Dr. Ben McDowell are typically quick and painless. The best part of this whole process is that many people won’t even know you are undergoing orthodontic therapy – they’ll just see a beautiful smile!

As a trained orthodontist and certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Ben McDowell has the ability to adequately diagnose your malocclusion and identify how your teeth will need to be moved to achieve a beautiful smile. While there are many different types of cases that can be treated with Invisalign clear aligners, managing the treatment correctly is vital to you getting the results you anticipate.

Call Payson Orthodontics for a free consultation to see if Invisalign in Payson, Arizona, is right for you.