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Invisalign treatment can look almost invisible on the teeth!

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Actual patient in traditional orthodontics, showing off her beautiful smile!

Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontics (Braces)

Dr. Bruce Nelson has provided orthodontic treatment for his patients since 1986, when he completed his two-year post-graduate program in Orthodontics.  He offers the benefits of both Invisalign and Traditional braces. 

Treating crooked teeth has more benefits than you would immediately realize. In addition to correcting cosmetic imperfections, they can also solve several health and comfort issues.  Teeth that are crooked (misaligned) become more difficult to clean and may fall victim to bacteria and decay.  Crooked teeth can also lead to misalignment of the jaw and cause an abnormal amount of wear on the surface of the teeth as well as to related head or neck pain.  Correcting these issues with orthodontic treatment can lead to a healthier and more attractive smile.

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
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  • Easily removable aligners

  • Discreet appearance

  • Comfortable fit

  • Easy maintenance

  • No uncomfortable metal attachments

Dr. Nelson can straighten your crooked teeth without relying on metal braces. Instead, sets of custom made plastic aligners are used to gradually correct your teeth and move them back into position. There are no painful metal bars or brackets involved. All you need to do is replace your aligners with a different set every two weeks. In this way, the Invisalign orthodontic treatment is able to move your teeth and give you the confidence you need to smile again.

How the Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Works

First, you will need to consult with Dr. Nelson to determine if the Invisalign orthodontic treatment is right for you. Then we will need a set of special photographs and x-rays and take impressions of your teeth. We will use these to create your custom aligner trays and design a specific treatment plan just for you. Once your Invisalign trays are created, you will need to wear them all day and night. You can, however, remove the trays in order to clean your teeth and eat. 

Every two weeks you will replace your aligners with a new set in order to gradually move your teeth. You will also need to visit your Invisalign Dentist approximately every six weeks to examine your progress and ensure that you are on the correct path. This will continue for the entire length of the Invisalign orthodontic treatment, which can last from several months to a year or longer, depending upon the individual. 

Dr. Nelson can straighten your teeth without the pain and soreness that is associated with metal braces. Not only is Invisalign more comfortable, it is more attractive as well. Nobody will even know you are wearing it! For more information about the Invisalign orthodontic treatment in Phoenix, Arizona, contact Dr. Nelson to schedule your consultation today!

Benefits of Traditional Braces
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Teeth in crossbite

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Widely spaced teeth

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Overly crowded teeth

Traditional braces can help correct many orthodontics issues that are acquired genetically. Such issues include:

  • Overcrowding 

  • Gaps between teeth

  • Too many or too few teeth

  • Problems with jaw growth

  • Unable to be a candidate for Invisalign option

Traditional Braces can be a much more affordable solution when such issues are treated early.  When left untreated, misaligned teeth can cause additional complications that may require more costly and involved treatment. Not only do traditional braces solve problems, they prevent them as well.

How Traditional Braces Work

Traditional Braces work by gradually forcing teeth in a carefully planned direction. In this way, your teeth will slowly be moved into their correct positioning. The technology behind Orthodontics has greatly improved over the years. Patients can now receive braces with a more discreet appearance. Wires are thinner and can even be clear in color.  Teeth can be moved faster than we could in the past, resulting in shorter treatment.

Treatment length can vary depending on the individual. However, it usually averages between one to two years. This can be influenced by various factors such as the growth rate of the patients jaw and the severity of the issue. Other influences such as the patient’s use of rubber bands and cooperation with the doctor can have an effect. For information on Orthodontics, contact the offices of Dr. Nelson and schedule your consultation today! 

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