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To Your Health!

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a beautiful, confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean, which decreases your risk for gum disease and its associated complications. When your teeth fit together as they should there’s less wear and tear on your teeth and jaw joint.

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that are molded to fit your teeth but with small orthodontic movements built in. Pretty ingenious! Dr. Carlson designs those movements to get your teeth gradually into the right position, for a beautiful AND healthy smile. The aligners can be removed to eat and drink and make brushing and flossing the same as before orthodontic treatment. Each set of aligners is worn 22 hours a day for 7-14 days based on the orthodontist’s instructions, before moving on to the next set. Periodic visits to our office help your treatment to stay on track and monitor your progress. Before you know it, you’ll be showing off your new smile! Invisalign is a perfect solution if you want great results but don’t want to show off your treatment!