Phoenix & Chandler Invisalign
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They’re virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth!
The Invisalign System combines advances 3D technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the final position Dr. Serrano or Dr. Andrew prescribes.
Show Your Smile, Not Your Braces
The Invisalign system is made of clear acrylic aligners that fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They’re removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
Each aligner is precisely calibrated and made to fit your mouth at each stage of your treatment plan. Your first step is to schedule a free exam to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
Using the precise information we gather, and the treatment plan Dr. Serrano or Dr. Andrew creates at your first appointment, Invisalign will create finely calibrated aligners designed just for you.
You may have as few as five aligners or as many as 48. Wear each aligner for the recommended amount of time, and only take them out to eat, brush and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until they reach their final aligned positions. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before.
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.
Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water.
You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Don’t worry, brushing and flossing are much easier than traditional braces since you don’t have to work around brackets and wires. For most patients, the benefits of Invisalign outweigh the small adjustments to your routine.
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Talk to us About Invisalign
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our Phoenix or Chandler office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.