Invisalign, an alternative to braces. Serving Farmington & Layton UT
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Dr. Defay is an experienced “Preferred Provider” for Invisalign, the clear alternative to metal braces. This exciting technology is advancing and is more and more capable of treating a broader range of patients – those with minimal to moderate orthodontic problems, and those at younger ages (Teen Invisalign). Invisalign is a wonderful option especially for those who may have previously had braces, but have had changes in their smile they want to improve.
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, please visit the Invisalign Homepage.
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.
iTero Digital Scanner
Interested in Invisalign but don’t want the hassle of impressions? Come in and try our iTero digital scanner. Our scanner digitally captures the contours of your teeth and gum tissue through state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, providing an accurate and impression free scan of your mouth in just moments.
Not only is this a more comfortable process than impressions, but it is also much faster and accurate!