Take the embarrassment out of teeth straightening

Until the creators of Invisalign® revolutionized the way we think about teeth straightening, many patients would avoid seeking treatment, and for good reason! Patients considering straightening their teeth are already embarrassed about their smile, and traditional metal braces only add insult to injury. Kids and teens who likely already struggle with self esteem and the awkwardness of growing up run the risk of teasing and nicknames like brace face, metal mouth, tinsel teeth, or cheese grater, to name a few, and adult braces are largely socially unacceptable. Thankfully, with Invisalign, straightening your teeth is no longer a catch 22. You can achieve the perfectly straight smile of your dreams, while allowing your natural smile to shine through treatment.

*Dr. Shih is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to apply pressure and gently shift teeth into their desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for a few weeks at a time, and a quick visit with your West Salem dentist, Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center will have you right on track, and one step closer toward the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams.

Aside from the cosmetic benefit of being clear and nearly invisible to the naked eye, there are other benefits of choosing Invisalign® over traditional metal braces. While it is recommended that patients wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day, they can be easily removed for eating and cleaning so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain optimum oral hygiene throughout treatment. Another great benefit of Invisalign is shorter treatment times than traditional braces. Instead of having a mouthful of metal for several years, Invisalign® treatment can usually be completed in less than a year!

If you’re considering straightening your teeth, and think Invisalign® might be a good option, we would love to speak with you. Aside from cases that require major bite alteration, Invisalign® can generally treat most alignment issues with ease. The choice is clear with Invisalign®!

If you have any questions about Invisalign® or would like to schedule a consultation with your West Salem dentist, Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center, please contact our office today at (608) 786-0909. We can’t wait to help you achieve the straight, beautiful, radiant smile of your dreams!