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Invisalign and other clear aligners

by on April 15, 2015
Posted in Our Services

Dr. Douglas Larson is a certified Invisalign® provider

Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted – without braces. A consultation with Dr. Larson can determine if Invisalign® is right for you.

What is Invisalign®?braces

Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment, as well as after. Invisalign® is made using 3-D computer technology, and has been proven effective.

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy teeth and gums. There is no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.

How does Invisalign® work?

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position. You’ll visit Dr. Larson once every 4-6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-16 months depending on the severity of the case.

Here at Larson Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign for the benefit of our patients.  It is important to understand that Invisalign is not a replacement for braces therapy, but an alternative.  Invisalign is not right for everyone.  Ask about it at your consultation and we will let you know if it could be right for you.

To discuss the types of braces that would work best for you, feel free to call Larson Orthodontics to schedule your orthodontic exam and consultation today. 716.483.1718.


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