Bite Occlusion Equilibration: Invisalign/Orthodontic Needs

Invisible Braces Are Something to Smile About

Crooked teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. When your teeth are crooked, or aren’t properly aligned, you can have problems biting, chewing, and speaking. It can be painful, both physically and emotionally. As part of her commitment to your total dental health, Dr. Harris offers Invisalign as an option to fix your bite — and your smile — without the hassle of traditional metal braces.

What is Invisalign? It’s like having clear braces. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is a clear plastic tray you wear over your teeth. So it’s not easily seen when you talk or smile. And the plastic won’t irritate your mouth like metal can.

Unlike regular braces, Invisalign is removable. What an advantage! You can take it out to eat — and you won’t have to avoid any of the foods you love because of braces (like popcorn, apples, or corn on the cob). You can also brush and floss normally, which is better for your overall dental health.

Like braces, Invisalign corrects:

  • Crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Spacing problems, like gaps
  • Mild crossbite, overbite or underbite

Invisalign works by gradually shifting your teeth into their new position. Dr. Harris will custom-fit a series of plastic aligner trays to your mouth. The series itself is created to move your teeth from their current position to that future state one aligner at a time. You’ll wear the first aligner for about two weeks, and then start using the next in the series — until you’ve achieved your goal with the last tray.

If you’re interested in Invisalign, the first step is to schedule an appointment to review your goals with Dr. Harris. Together you can determine whether Invisalign is the right fit for you. If it is, you’ll be on your way to straighter teeth. So you’ll have less pain and less trouble, and many more reasons to smile.

Featured Testimonial

I’m in love with Dr. Harris and her staff! They are always so welcoming and they take the anxiety out of going to the dentist. I can sincerely say I enjoy going to the dentist!

- Mosely