Dr. Alex uses a premium quality metal bracket system to limit loose brackets and maximize comfort.
When compared to clear ceramic brackets, metal brackets offer various advantages:
- Lower profile and more comfortable
- Stronger and more durable
- Reduced friction and shorter treatment time
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen
Invisalign is a custom system that uses a series of clear, removable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. There are no wires or brackets. Aligners are removable so you can eat more comfortably and brush/floss normally.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks (only one week with Acceledent or Propel). Each aligner in the series moves the teeth progressively until final alignment and bite is achieved. We monitor your progress at 6 week intervals. Treatment time with aligners varies, typically lasting nine to 18 months.
InvisalignTeen allows us to use clear aligners to beautify the smiles of our adolescent patients without brackets and wires. It’s similar to Invisalign with some extra features that allow us to accommodate for growth/development during adolescence.
Faster Treatment Same
Is a lengthy commitment to orthodontic treatment keeping you from pursuing the smile you’ve always wanted?
PROPEL can be used for approximately 80% of patients receiving orthodontic treatment and can be used in conjunction with any treatment type, including Invisalign aligners, clear braces, and conventional metal braces. PROPEL naturally stimulates bone around your teeth and helps them move faster.
PROPEL can be completed in our office and does not require invasive surgical procedures. Additionally, PROPEL treatment yields very little discomfort. There is zero recovery time and you can return to your normal routine immediately.
Whether you’re wearing Invisalign aligners, clear braces, or traditional metal braces, AcceleDent can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted faster without compromising treatment results. AcceleDent uses SoftPulse™ Technology to make orthodontic treatment faster. Using AcceleDent is simple. Patients bite down on an activated mouthpiece (looks like a traditional mouthguard or nightguard) for only 20 minutes at a time. The system is 100% hands-free, allowing patients to read, watch television, or text their friends. Once the 20 minutes are up, you’re finished until the next day.