In times past, metal braces were the go to treatment for straightening teeth. Although traditional braces get the job done, they’re highly conspicuous, which can be awkward for an impressionable teen or a young professional who’s kickstarting his or her career. Today, there’s a more subtle way to straighten teeth and that’s Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth, making your treatment more discreet. You can learn more about this “clear teeth straightener” treatment at the office of Mark W. Johnson, DDS in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cosmetics is generally the reason most people straighten their teeth. Orthodontic issues, however, can be problematic for eating, clarity of speech and your oral health. Misaligned teeth are difficult to clean, which can cause plaque buildup and make you more susceptible to cavities. Crooked teeth could impede your speech, causing you to speak with a lisp. Overcrowding can cause problems with your bite or lead to bruxism (teeth grinding), causing undue wear and tear on your teeth. These and other oral health issues can be prevented through Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners let you straighten your teeth inconspicuously. Dr. Mark Johnson will take impressions of your mouth and have custom aligners created for your use. When worn, these aligners will gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Your aligners will be changed every few weeks to continue the straightening process until your treatment is complete. On average, treatment times range from 12 to 18 months, depending on the problems that need to be fixed.
In addition to being discreet, Invisalign orthodontics offers the following attributes:
Why wait any longer to get the smile of your dreams? Contact Dr. Mark Johnson in Albuquerque, NM at (505) 922-9511 today to learn more about Invisalign treatment.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.