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By Waterfront Dentistry LLC
April 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

How clear braces from your dentists in Phoenix and Scottsdale can improve your smileinvisalign

If you’ve been holding off on orthodontics because you don’t want to wear metal braces, it’s time to rethink orthodontic treatment. There’s a revolutionary way to straighten your smile discreetly. It’s called Invisalign!

Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton want to introduce you to this unique way to achieve a straight, beautiful smile. They have two office locations in Arizona, Waterfront Dentistry in Scottsdale and Metro Refresh Dentistry in Phoenix to help your smile.

There are many reasons why people love Invisalign! It’s a system of clear plastic trays, known as aligners. They are made of clear plastic so they are virtually invisible to people around you. Invisalign is the most discreet method available for straightening your smile.

Along with being discreet, there are other benefits that make Invisalign stand out as the modern way to straighten your smile. Consider that Invisalign provides:

  • Comfortable treatment because the aligners are made of smooth plastic; they contain no sharp metal parts which can irritate soft tissue.
  • Rapid results because the entire Invisalign treatment only requires between 9 to 15 months; conventional metal brackets and wires can take years to get you the straight smile you deserve.
  • User-friendly treatment because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love; you won’t have to worry about catching food in your braces.
  • A healthy smile because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally; you can prevent tooth decay and discolorations while you are achieving your great new smile.

Invisalign aligners look cosmetically beautiful, and they are also strong enough to correct the same issues as conventional brackets and wires, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. You can correct improper tooth alignment problems like gapped teeth and overlapping teeth too.

Now you can have the straight smile you deserve in as little as 9 months, and you will look great while you achieve it! For more information about Invisalign revolutionary orthodontic treatment, call Dr. Monahan and Dr. Sutton at Waterfront Dentistry in Scottsdale and Metro Refresh Dentistry in Phoenix. Call today!

By Waterfront Dentistry LLC
January 28, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix, AZ adults can get straighter smiles with clear options like Invisalign.

By the time we reach adulthood we often don’t think that certain rites of passage might reappear. While it’s still common for children and teenagers to sport braces, a growing number of adults are also jumping on the bandwagon. With clear options in Scottsdale, ceramic braces, invisalign, lingual bracesTempe, and Pheonix, AZ like Invisalign, the dentists of Waterfront Dentistry are seeing more and more adults turning to these subtle orthodontic treatments to get a straighter smile. Learn more about your treatment options!

Ceramic braces

While it might seem like traditional braces don’t have a place anymore with all the new orthodontic advancements, the typical bracket-and-wire philosophy is still one of the best and most effective ways to straighten smiles. Brackets and wires also handle the most severe cases of malocclusions and crookedness that other orthodontic treatments don’t. Now we can still use that same traditional braces approach but with a clearer alternative. Ceramic braces offer brackets that are clear so they blend in with your teeth, and the wires can even be tooth-colored.

Pros: Less obvious than traditional metal braces; treatment length is faster than with clear aligners like Invisalign.

Cons: Costs more than metal braces; clear bracket are more likely to stain.

Lingual braces

Again, these braces are just like traditional metal braces except that instead of them being adhered to the front of your teeth where everyone will see them, these braces are applied to the inside of your teeth. Therefore, no one will be about to tell that you have braces but you.

Pros: Braces are practically invisible to those around you.

Cons: They are harder to clean and care for; they also tend to be more expensive than traditional braces; they aren’t right for all dental cases so talk to your Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix dentists.


Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear, plastic aligners that look similar to whitening trays. The aligners are removable and are only worn for two weeks at a time before being replaced. How many aligners you wear will depend on the length of your treatment and the severity of your case. Adults tend to have a shorter length of treatment with Invisalign than teens.

Pros: Practically invisible; can be removed so brushing and eating are affected; no change to your diet.

Cons: Doesn’t work for more severe cases; not available for children, only teens and adults; can be more expensive than other orthodontic options.

If you are interested in Invisalign or another treatment option, then schedule a consultation today with your Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix, AZ dentists at Waterfront Dentistry. It’s never too late to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

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