Invisalign and ClearCorrect
Having a beautiful smile is important for everyone. When you know your teeth are straight and even, you feel more confident.
Also, a row of evenly spaced teeth makes it harder for food to get stuck in between them. That can lower your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay, which is why orthodontic treatment in Phoenix, AZ is so important. This treatment helps your mouth stay healthy while making your smile look great just like any cosmetic dentistry procedure does.
Straighter Teeth with Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that deals with the position of your teeth and how they come together when you bite.
Crooked teeth are a typical concern, especially after baby teeth fall out and are replaced by adult teeth. However, malocclusion (or a bite that doesn't work properly) can also be addressed by orthodontics. Overbites and underbites are probably the most common forms.
When your bite isn't right, your teeth can get worn spots in the enamel. And if your teeth are crooked, food can get stuck between them more easily.
Invisible Braces for Subtle Treatment
We know wearing metal braces can be embarrassing no matter how old you are. Instead, you can pick from two "invisible treatments" instead of braces: Invisalign and ClearCorrect.
Both use a series of clear plastic trays similar to customized mouthguards. They rest comfortably on your teeth and move them gently into their proper positions. Because they're made using a crystal-clear plastic material, they are practically invisible when you wear them.
Your First Orthodontic Visit
Your first appointment for orthodontics at our Phoenix, AZ dental office is mostly a chance to speak with Dr. Matthew Cavendish and explore your options. We will examine your teeth to get a better idea of what needs to happen. Next, Dr. Cavendish will discuss your goals (what you want your smile to look like) and recommend orthodontic treatments accordingly.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect can be done in much less time than metal braces. Some people complete treatment in six months!
To help prevent your teeth from sliding back, you'll receive a retainer when the orthodontic treatment is complete. The retainer is worn at night and helps maintain the new position of your teeth so you don't have to get a second orthodontic treatment in the future.
Avoid Braces with Preventive Orthodontics
There are also orthodontic treatments that help prevent problems, not just fix them. Preventive orthodontics can take many forms, but they all help keep your teeth where they belong, so you don't have to undergo lengthy orthodontic treatment. We can provide express versions of Invisalign and ClearCorrect for preventive orthodontics, as well.
Learn More about Orthodontics in Phoenix, AZ
To learn more about how orthodontic treatments can help your smile look better and stay healthy or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Matthew Cavendish, please call us today at (602) 482-2785 or fill out our online form.