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Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa, Arizona Invisalign® Provider

Dr. J. Ladd Williams treats patients at his practice serving the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa areas with Invisalign® orthodontics. Orthodontic care is an important part of good overall dental health because the misaligned teeth can affect dental aesthetics and health. Invisalign® invisible aligners offer a convenient way for busy adults to achieve proper tooth alignment without relying on conventional orthodontics.

Contact Dr. Williams to learn more about correcting teeth alignment with Invisalign® invisible braces.

The Importance of Orthodontics

Good tooth alignment is key to avoiding tooth damage. Each tooth is structured to bear force in a certain way. Often, however, teeth grow incorrectly and become misaligned. When teeth are not in proper alignment, force can be applied during normal use in a way that can damage teeth, the jaw, and surrounding structures. Poor tooth alignment has also been cited as a cause of TMJ disorders because a distorted bite pattern puts stress on the temporomandibular joint.

The Invisalign® Advantage

Conventional metal braces and other orthodontic devices have a reputation for discomfort, inconvenience, and an unsightly appearance. For adult professionals, in particular, the prospect of wearing metal braces for a year or more is difficult to accept. Nonetheless, proper tooth alignment is important. Invisalign® invisible braces are an excellent solution for aligning teeth without any of the cosmetic imposition of traditional methods.

Where Invisalign® treatment truly distinguishes itself is in its convenience. The aligners can be removed for eating, which means that Invisalign® patients can still enjoy the foods normally contraindicated for those with braces. Brushing and flossing, which are notoriously difficult with conventional braces, are a breeze with Invisalign®. The patient simply removes the aligner tray to brush and floss.

How the Invisalign® System Works

Dr. Williams recommends Invisalign® orthodontics for his patients from Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities with mild to moderate tooth misalignment. Invisalign® treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth. The trays are designed to move the patient’s teeth incrementally toward proper alignment by applying constant pressure, much like traditional braces.

Invisalign® aligner trays have the potential to adjust the teeth faster than conventional braces, but the progress of the treatment depends on each patient’s commitment to wearing the aligners. Patients who frequently forget to wear their aligners tend to find that correction of teeth alignment proceeds slowly. Also, going without aligners for an extended period can cause the teeth to revert to their original state. As with every other dental procedure, patient commitment to the Invisalign® process makes good results possible.

Contact Dr. Williams

Dr. J. Ladd Williams believes that proper tooth alignment is an important aspect of good dental health. For patients at his practice serving Mesa , Scottsdale, and Phoenix, he recommends Invisalign® orthodontics. Contact Dr. Williams to learn more about the Invisalign® system.