Brown + Co Orthodontics specializes in aligner or Invisalign treatment for patients of all ages. Dr. Brown is an expert at treating malocclusions of all types with aligners. This has been a favorite treatment type for adults, but now more and more teens are using aligners and Invisalign as well in our office. We have the technology to 3D Print our own aligners to save costs over traditional Invisalign lab fees in mild to moderate cases.
Aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that are changed every one or two weeks by patients. The clear plastic trays are custom designed by Dr. Brown to have small adjustments in them that move teeth in the prescribed fashion. Aligner trays are preferred because they eliminate many emergency-type appointments, allow patients to brush and floss easily, and are very aesthetic. Most of your friends and family won’t know you are going through treatment!
Aligners (Invisalign) do require great compliance (you have to wear them consistently) of 22 hours per day, every day. They require tooth-colored attachments to be placed on the teeth for the best tooth movement and sometimes we polish between the teeth to create space for crowding. Many patients enjoy this modality of treatment ranging from a few months of retreatment (for adults that didn’t wear their retainers) to complex surgical orthodontic cases. Contact B+Co for a complimentary exam to see if aligner / Invisalign treatment is right for you!