If you are Dreaming of a Stunning Smile, Let us help you discover all the ways we here at The Offices of Dr. Peggy Alvarez-Penabad DDS can make that dream come true. From Teenagers to Adults, our orthodontics services range to custom fit your needs. From the latest technology in Braces & Invisalign we can help you make a decision which will change your life forever.
Clear appliances, such as Invisalign® , use a series of removable and comfortable aligner trays to straighten teeth. Believe it or not, many patients can be successfully treated using this technology because Invisalign® can treat a wide variety of bites and the aligners are nearly invisible. Patients remove them to eat and drink like normal. Teeth can be easily brushed, flossed and professionally cleaned by the patient’s dental hygienist. Additionally, with Invisalign® , there is no metal to cause mouth abrasions or an allergic reaction during treatment. Sometimes the patient’s circumstances require braces and wires, or even the use of additional appliances, such as a palatal expander, temporary anchorage device or a distalizing appliance.
Metal & Clear Braces
Today, wires are made from space age materials such as nickel titanium, which allow for extremely gentle forces to move teeth. Braces are now smaller and more comfortable than ever before. There is also an advanced alternative to metal and we offer clear sapphire braces for patients that are more esthetically conscious. These clear braces come in a translucent clear material made from a pure sapphire crystal and are often the choice for older teenagers and adult patients who would like their braces to look discrete. A drawback of the sapphire or ceramic brackets is that they are a little more fragile and larger than the metal ones. The “clear” elastic ties used with sapphire or ceramic brackets can discolor when exposed to certain foods and smoking.