Straightening Up This Spring


With spring cleaning on the brain, it’s time to start straightening up your oral health too. Many people shy away from the chance to get straighter teeth because they fear the appearance and the long-term commitment of metal braces. A lot of people also choose not to commit to braces because as they get older, they think that they are no longer suitable for them. Luckily, there are several alternatives to metal braces that will help you reach your goal of straighter, healthier teeth.

Invisalign is a popular alternative to metal braces. These clear aligners are popular because of the clear appearance, custom fit, and the ability to take them out when necessary. You can achieve the look of straight teeth that you have been searching for without committing to metal braces. Invisalign works best if you wear your aligners for roughly 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to the next set of aligners, which you typically do every week, your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor. This simple plan of wearing clear aligners will get you to your dream smile in no time!

At Graber & Gyllenhaal Orthodontics we have used “clear aligners” for over 30 years! The orthodontists at Graber & Gyllenhaal Orthodontics are so highly trained in Invisalign that they have earned Invisalign Elite Provider status. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, you can visit the official Invisalign website. If you would like to schedule an appointment with someone at Graber & Gyllenhaal Orthodontics to discuss pursuing Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment, click here to find various locations and contact information.