The truth is that clear aligners used to move teeth (for example Invisalign) are NOT new. Since the 90s, orthodontists have employed clear aligners. It took years for technology to catch up and for orthodontists to study the new way to move teeth. Now, it’s no longer new and YES, Invisalign does work just as well as braces in most cases!
The first step is obtaining a 3D digital model of your teeth. This is done by using a fancy scanner called an iTero and does NOT involve impressions or radiation. The next step is the critical stage where the training and experience of an orthodontist is so important. The orthodontist maps out your plan that is customized to your smile that employs biologic principles to ensure the teeth are moving safely and accurately. Dr. Fraser and Dr. Schering spend hours making tweaks in these setups before the aligners are sent for manufacturing.
This technology has taken years to perfect, and it requires the precision of your orthodontist to micromanage tooth movements to achieve ideal results. Contact us today at 734-392-8288 or [email protected] to schedule a FREE consultation so we can design your smile!