Freedom With Invisalign

See the power of Invisalign for your smile transformation at Storms & Swiderski Orthodontics. With Invisalign's cutting-edge clear aligner technology, Dr. Storms, Dr. Swiderski, and our team offer a discreet and liberating way to straighten your teeth.

Experience the freedom of a nearly see-through treatment and the convenience of aligners built to fit your lifestyle.

Invisalign® & Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign® clear aligners are the most popular alternative to metal braces in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Siloam Springs. Invisalign clear aligners are made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic.

Clear aligners are completely removable rather than being fixed to the teeth like metal or clear braces. That means you can take them out for important social occasions, eating, brushing, and flossing.

Here are some other benefits of the Invisalign system:

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  • Improved Oral Hygiene: With a removable orthodontic appliance, you will be able to clean your teeth more easily than if you were wearing metal braces.
  • A Discreet Look: If you consider your orthodontic treatment a private matter or feel that metal braces don't fit your self-image, a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment might suit you.
  • More Dietary Choices: Some diet modifications are necessary to protect metal wires and braces. You can still bite into an apple or a crispy pizza crust with clear aligners.
  • Comfort: The soft, flexible material from which Invisalign is made will not irritate the mouth's soft tissues as metal wires and braces can.
  • Teeth-Grinding Protection: If you have a teeth-grinding or clenching habit, clear aligners can function as thin nightguards to protect your teeth from excessive wear.

Clear aligner technology has been improving over the years and can correct many malocclusions that once would have been too complicated for this form of treatment. Yet there are still some situations where traditional braces would still be best. We would be happy to discuss this in detail with you.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign clear aligners work the same way traditional braces do: by applying carefully controlled forces to teeth to move them into a better position. But they are not made of metal; instead, they are made of clear, flexible plastic.

Here's how it works: Specialized computer software helps us design a plan for moving your teeth from their current positions into the best possible alignment.

Your doctor will break down this movement into several dozen stages. For each stage, the Invisalign company will manufacture two plastic "trays" or "aligners," one to fit over your top teeth and one for the bottom.

You will wear this first set of trays for two weeks, for a minimum of 20 hours per day. You will then move on to the next set of aligners in your series to accomplish the next stage of gradual movement. You will keep doing this until your teeth are correctly aligned.

Two features have been added to make Invisalign a more appropriate orthodontic treatment method for teenagers in the past several years:

  • Eruption tabs: These features are molds in the aligners that hold the appropriate space open for molars that have not yet fully erupted.
  • Compliance indicators: Invisalign for teens also has "compliance indicators" built into the aligner material, which fade with wear. This allows parents, dentists, and teens to ensure they wear the trays as prescribed. Treatment with Invisalign can only be successful with full compliance.

Caring for Your Teeth With Invisalign

As mentioned above, one of the main advantages of the Invisalign system is that you can remove the trays for easy cleaning. So please don't neglect to do this!

You'll need to brush your teeth after every meal or snack so that food and plaque do not get trapped in the aligners, which could promote tooth decay and gum disease.

Your aligners, too, will have to be cleaned regularly. You can do this by brushing them and then rinsing them with lukewarm water.

Also, please keep in mind that while wearing clear aligners is very different from wearing braces, the importance of retaining your post-treatment results is the same. You'll want to be sure to wear your retainer(s) exactly as prescribed after you complete your treatment to protect your investment in a beautiful new smile.


Begin Your Smile Transformations

At Storms & Swiderski Orthodontics, we're passionate about crafting smiles that spark joy and confidence. Choosing Invisalign with us means beginning on a free and invisible journey towards the smile you've always dreamt of. Dr. Storms, Dr. Swiderski, and our team are here to guide you at every step to make your smile reach its fullest potential.

Are you ready to make a lasting change? Reach out to Storms & Swiderski Orthodontics and see how you can experience the remarkable capabilities of Invisalign. Your future self, beaming with a great smile, awaits just a click away.