Straighten your smile without braces using Invisalign treatment

At Whiting Dental, we are excited to offer teeth straightening and alignment alternatives to traditional metal braces with Invisalign. We are pleased to provide this service at both practices located in Mesa and San Tan Valley, Arizona. 

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is a type of orthodontia made to fit the patient’s teeth perfectly. It is made of clear plastic, so it is not visible when worn. Invisalign is a popular alternative to conventional orthodontia because it is more comfortable and does not require metal braces. 

How are Invisalign trays made? 

Invisalign is created by using a computer program to map the teeth of the patient for whom it is designed. Based on this information, plastic trays are specially made to fit each tooth. A thin layer of plastic separates the upper and lower teeth; as the patient moves their jaw, they will wear new trays that line up with the new positioning of their teeth. 

Why should I choose Invisalign? 

Some patients also choose Invisalign because they don’t want metal or wires in their mouths. Braces can be uncomfortable and cause chafing of the lips and cheeks, which is why it may seem like more people have Invisalign than conventional braces today. There’s no denying that Invisalign trays are easier to wear and less noticeable. Additionally, Invisalign trays are not as bulky as braces, which is why many people opt for this type of orthodontia. Braces can make talking and eating difficult because food may get stuck in the wires or metal brackets. This treatment is especially appealing for children who are teased about wearing braces or adults who feel self-conscious because they think their braces will cause them to be teased. 

Furthermore, Invisalign trays are designed so that patients can continue to enjoy everything they love doing – including consuming foods that wouldn’t be possible if one wore braces with wires and brackets that could potentially poke into the palate or cheeks. Comfort is key and compliance to achieve the desired results as advertised. 

How do I learn more about Invisalign? 

San Tan Valley and Mesa, AZ patients, considering teeth alignment with clear aligners, are welcome to book a consultation visit with Drs. Whiting and Stauffer to discuss their options. With two convenient locations, we can assist with this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions for the smile. You can reach us by calling our Mesa office at (480) 870-4400 and our San Tan Valley practice at (480) 870-4499.