Invisalign & Braces

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art teeth straightening system that produces results similar to traditional bracket and wire orthodontics without highly visible metal brackets. Invisalign is a system of clear, custom-made aligners that are tailored to achieve the highly sought-after perfect smile. For the comfort and convenience of qualifying patients, Invisalign is a top choice. For busy adults and teens alike, Invisalign is the go-to orthodontic alternative to traditional metal braces. At Dental Wellness Center of Maryville, we stay current on the latest Invisalign treatment options to offer the most comprehensive and convenient care for your clear straightening needs.

Benefits for Adult Patients

Many adults have longed for straight teeth for years but don’t believe traditional metal brackets will fit into their busy schedules or professional obligations. Invisalign offers the ability to straighten teeth without others noticing and with less visits to the dentist than with traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are custom-fabricated, clear dental appliances that are virtually invisible. Since the aligners can be removed for eating, there are no food restrictions that will change patients’ eating habits. Routine dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, is also much easier since the aligners can be temporarily removed; patients brush and floss just like they did before beginning Invisalign treatment.

Benefits for Teen Patients

With school, sports, and friends on the minds of most teens, getting metal braces isn’t exactly at the top of their to-do lists. With Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know orthodontic treatment is underway. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, and they allow teens to eat, brush, and floss just like they did before beginning treatment. Since the aligners can be temporarily removed, they also won’t interfere with playing sports or a musical instrument, or the other activities many teens enjoy.

Invisalign
Invisalign Aligner
Wearing an Invisalign Aligner
Invisalign: Removable, Comfortable, Invisible
Braces
Braces with Clear Brackets

Traditional Braces

Some patients may prefer or require traditional orthodontic treatment, commonly known as braces. Traditional braces have an amazing track record for straightening teeth, and this approach is the original method used by dentists and orthodontists to correct askew smiles. Dental Wellness Center of Maryville offers metal brackets, as well as clear brackets and rubber bands that are more discreet. For those looking to add more color to their smiles, we offer colored rubber bands in almost every shade under the sun. Some of our patients even theme the color of the rubber bands on their brackets for holidays like Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Patients being treated with traditional braces will receive special oral hygiene instructions, including how to use a proxabrush, a special toothbrush that can clean between brackets.