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Atlantis Dental Care
13238 W. Persimmon Ln. Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83713
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It's Never too Late for a Healthier, Straighter Smile

June 8, 2018
Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
Invisalign clear aligner | meridian id

For decades, most adults have looked at orthodontic treatment as something that’s either done in childhood or not at all. So, if your smile misalignment wasn’t corrected in childhood, it’s understandable you feel the opportunity to do anything about it has passed you by.

The truth is that with modern orthodontic treatments, you can finally enjoy the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always envied in others. Dental technology has advanced to the point where we can not only offer effective adult treatments like Invisalign, but the results can be achieved in less time than you probably think possible.

Brief History of Invisalign

Way back in 1997, a student at Stanford University who was finishing his orthodontic treatment believed there had to be a better way. He teamed up with a friend to devise a less complicated approach to straightening teeth, and, in 2001, their company Align Technology went public with Invisalign clear aligners.

The system uses removable aligner trays that slip over your teeth like a mouth guard. Each Invisalign case uses several sets of these trays that are designed to move your teeth into the desired position gently.

Why Choose Invisalign?

The Invisalign system removes all the obstacles created by traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontics, and the result is comfortable treatment that doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle. 

Comfortable – There are no metal brackets and wires to irritate tender cheek or gum tissue.
Discreet – The aligners are designed with a crystal-clear plastic that doesn’t mar your smile or announce to the world that you’re having treatment.
Removable – Invisalign aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours per day, but they slip right off your teeth so you can remove them for meals, brushing and flossing, and special occasions.
Efficient – Because of the unique way Invisalign moves teeth, many people see results in as little as a year.

Learn More about Invisalign in Boise, ID

If you’ve been putting up with a smile you don’t love, please call Atlantis Dental Care to arrange a consultation with Dr. Dave Cantwell. He will be happy to explain Invisalign treatment in detail and help you decide if it’s the right approach for you.

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