Dr. Curry started doing Invisalign braces as soon as he finished dental school and has completed many cases at his Birmingham dental office. Invisalign, or “invisible braces,” is a series of clear plastic trays that you wear in order to straighten your teeth. They have become very popular. There are other competitors out there, but Invisalign is still the best method of invisible braces.
Invisalign has several advantages over traditional metal braces. The main advantage is that you can take the trays out yourself anytime you want a break from wearing them. Having the ability to take out the trays to floss, brush your teeth, eat all the foods you love, and receive normal periodic dental cleanings is so nice compared to metal braces that are cemented onto your teeth. Look at the picture below. Which one looks more comfortable to you?
Another side-effect of regular braces is that a small white circle of stained enamel on the front of front teeth will appear from wearing the braces for long periods of time. You might even know someone who has these circles on their teeth from the cement of regular braces. Invisalign will not cause these discolorations because the trays are removable.
How to get started
Starting Invisalign is very easy. If you are interested in doing it or even just thinking about it, come in or call for a free consult. At the first appointment we take upper and lower impressions, a bite registration, and pictures. This takes 20-30 minutes at the most. After sending these impressions and pictures to Invisalign, about a week later you can come in for your “Clin-Check” treatment plan. Dr. Curry will be able to show you, using a computer simulated model, exactly what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment, and we will know how long it will take to achieve these results. Next we order the trays, and when they come in, you start getting straight teeth!
Contact us to get started today!