Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that braces aren’t your only option for straightening teeth. Orthodontic aligners are an increasingly popular option, especially for adults.

If you’re one of those adults, call our office today at 480-660-4225 to schedule a consultation in Scottsdale, AZ. We’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for aligners. 

If you are, your dentist will use special software to plan your treatment. His specifications are sent to a special lab that makes your clear aligners, and you can get started! In the meantime, see some of the biggest advantages of treatment with aligners:

  • Works Faster Than Braces – If you’ve waited for years to straighten your smile, you want to see results as quickly as possible. Most patients finish their aligners treatment in 12-18 months. Compare that to braces, which often must be worn for two years or more. 
  • There’s No Metal in Your Mouth – Bulky metal brackets and wires can make you self-conscious about smiling. They can also rub against the inside of your mouth, causing painful irritation. Your dental aligners are made of smooth and transparent plastic. Because they are nearly invisible, many people won’t even realize you are wearing them. Most people also find them a lot easier to wear than braces. They use gentle pressure to move your teeth into place. Unlike braces, you won’t have to get wires tightened – an often uncomfortable process. 
  • Your Lifestyle Won’t Need to Change – You can take your aligners out. That means you can eat without worrying about food getting caught in wires or damaging braces. You can also brush and floss without any problems. You can even remove your aligners for special occasions – but make sure you put them back in ASAP. 
  • You’ll Need Fewer Trips to Our Office – You’ll wear each set of aligners about two weeks, then switch to the next set in your series. You’ll only need to see us for a brief visit about every six weeks, so your dentist can ensure treatment is progressing as planned. 

Interested in orthodontic aligners? At our office, you can choose aligners from Invisalign or ClearCorrect. You can also receive cosmetic treatments to further enhance your smile, including teeth whitening and gum reshaping. Call 480-660-4225 today for an appointment at Alex Martin, DDS.