Invisalign® Clear Braces in Southeast Portland, OR
While everyone benefits from straighter teeth, the prospect of wearing bulky, metal appliances often causes individuals to forgo treatment altogether. Those who have orthodontic issues due to crowding, misalignment, gaps, or are not satisfied with the results of previous care have a discreet option that can meet their needs.
Dr. David Carothers provides Invisalign® clear braces in Portland and is dedicated to making a perfectly aligned smile accessible to everyone.
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Metal Braces vs. Invisalign Clear Braces
While metal braces are the method of choice for younger children, Invisalign can correct most orthodontic problems facing teens and adults Older teens and adults alike tend to avoid metal braces for many reasons, some of which include visibility in their smile, discomfort, and hygiene limitations.
Some of the advantages Invisalign clear braces offer include:
- A Virtually Invisible Teeth Straightening System
- Precise, Custom-Fit Trays for Comfort
- Removable Aligners for Eating and Proper Oral Hygiene
While these clear braces offer more flexibility than conventional orthodontic options, patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day over the entire course of treatment.
The Invisalign Process
The Invisalign system uses a series of trays that gradually and comfortably move your teeth into their proper position. During your initial consultation, Dr. Carothers obtains precise impressions and photos of your teeth, gums, and jaw. After sending this diagnostic information to Invisalign, he will ask you to return for a follow-up visit. He will present you with a computer generated rendition of how you teeth will move with each aligner. This is called a Clin-check.
It takes an average of 30 days for your custom-made aligner trays to be fabricated and delivered. Our dentist follows your progress on a monthly basis to ensure a successful outcome and supplies you with the necessary amount of aligner trays until your next visit.
If you have orthodontic insurance coverage, Invisalign is typically covered and our staff is happy to work with your insurance provider to get any pre-authorization necessary.
Invisalign Express® at our Portland Office
Standard treatment with Invisalign clear braces can take anywhere from 10 months to a year. However, depending on your case, you may be a candidate for expedited care that produces results in a fraction of the time.
Dr. Carothers and his very capable staff have helped many patients achieve a beautifully straight smile with clear aligners for years and look forward to providing for your dental needs. For more information about orthodontic care with Invisalign clear braces in Portland, give us a call today!