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Does the thought of shiny metal and wires on your teeth leave you or your teen running in the other direction? Invisible braces are ideal for teens and adults. Serena Williams, the amazing tennis phenomenon, made sure she had a picture perfect smile for all her big wins. At age 16, she wore Invisalign braces.
Is Invisalign right for me?
This treatment can correct crowded or crooked teeth, overbites and gaps between teeth. Only your orthodontist can determine if this is the right treatment for you.
How does it work?
The process involves wearing a series of clear plastic trays called aligners that are custom fitted just for you. There are no metal wires or brackets, and invisible braces are great for teens and adults who don’t want traditional metal braces.
How do I get started?
First, meet with a specially trained orthodontist. Invisalign pictures and impressions of the are taken and digitized. Tooth movements are mapped from the beginning to end of treatment, and custom aligners are made. Treatment time averages about a year, but can vary depending on need.
Can I eat popcorn? Do I have to wear the aligner all the time?
The aligners can also be removed for short periods of time, so it is much easier to eat and brush your teeth. You don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your metal braces, and you can eat all the things you normally do, including popcorn!
Is there a treatment for teenagers?
Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for teens, and addresses their unique needs. It combines the benefits of the traditional system with new features, such as a wear indicators that fade when the aligner is worn, and eruption tabs for the second molars. This treatment plan addresses the clinical needs common to active teens.
Make Your Appointment Today
King Orthodontics is your trusted source when it comes to the field of orthodontics. Visit our website to discover the services that are offered and learn more about the dedicated professionals that are waiting to help you get the smile you deserve. Set up your first consultation for a thorough evaluation. From that point, you can learn if braces are for you and discuss the types of braces that are available. From colored braces to clear aligners, you have many alternatives that can help you to have a smile you will be proud of. You’ll be excited when it’s time to flash your pearly whites for the camera and any occasion, thanks to our team at King Orthodontics.
King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530
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Samuel B. King, D.D.S., M.S. – King Orthodontics – Specialist in Orthodontics for kids, teens and adults in Centerville and Fairborn.