Dr. Matt Cavendish
A Great Dentist

Will I need metal braces as an adult?

Most adults who are interested in straightening their teeth don’t want to be burdened with wearing conspicuous metal braces that require a lot of upkeep.

The good news is that, in most cases, adult alignment issues can be corrected comfortably and quickly with invisible braces like Invisalign or ClearCorrect. Both use clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth like mouth guards, but smaller and lighter.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Cavendish will talk to you about your concerns and explain how clear aligners can help. He takes impressions, digital images, and photos of your mouth and then loads them into a software program that plans out your treatment, step by step.

You will receive several sets of aligners with instructions to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. Invisible braces are light and comfortable and can be removed for your comfort while eating and to brush and floss thoroughly.

Over time, the aligners reposition your teeth like braces — but without any metal or wires. In fact, they’re almost invisible when worn. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or ClearCorrect in Phoenix, AZ, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cavendish.