Union Hills Family Dental & Orthodontics have several ways to straighten your teeth to have the smile you desire.
Dr. Rubio-Ellis is not an orthodontic specialist, but has completed extensive training in orthodontic techniques such as Invisalign™ and traditional braces.
Traditional Braces use high-grade stainless steel brackets to straighten teeth and correct a less than ideal bite. Traditional braces are smaller, more comfortable, and can attain more dramatic results than with Invisalign™. Leading-edge techniques have helped reduce the time that many patients spend in orthodontic treatment. In fact, the Traditional Braces treatment time frame can range from 6 months or all the way to 24 months.
Invisalign™ and Invisalign teen™
Want straight teeth but don’t want metal brackets or wires? Invisalign™ is not visible during day-to-day activity and is a clear alternative to braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth. These clear aligners are removable so you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss. The great part of having clear aligners is the discretion, and visible during day-to-day activity. Most people do not even notice you’re wearing clear aligners. The nearly invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you will love!
To start Invisalign we will have to take impressions of upper and lower arch of your teeth, and take a series of pictures of your teeth. Once we have all impressions and pictures we will be sending them out to have custom aligners made just for you! It will take the Invisalign lab about 2-4 weeks to fabricate the aligners. Once we have the aligners we will set an appointment for you to come in and receive your first 3 sets of aligners. Every aligner must be worn for 2 weeks and we will be giving you 3 sets at a time so you will only come into the office every 6 wks! Finally, Invisalign™ is extremely comfortable, never causing sore spots on your inner cheeks or lips as do traditional orthodontic brackets. Contact our office for more information on our Invisalign™, clear aligner services.
Dr. Rubio-Ellis will work with you to find the option that suits your needs and to provide a beautiful smile for you.