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Treatment Options

At McDowell Orthodontics, we are in the top 1% of all providers in the United States and Canada. As top 1% Elite providers, we have the experience you and your family deserve.

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. McDowell can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What is it?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the U.S. and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.  As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position that Dr. McDowell has prescribed. You will visit Dr. McDowell about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.  Total treatment time averages nine to15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both time frames vary from case to case.

Your initial consultation is complimentary and allows us to customize our treatment to match your individual treatment goals. Together, we will explore and provide the most advanced options available.

Don’t compromise.

As Orthodontists, we are able to deliver more sophisticated treatment options, with more predictable outcomes. This includes:

  • Utilizing methods to avoid extractions when possible.
  • Alternative appliances such as orthopedic correctors in conjunction with Invisalign to better align the jaws and facial profile, as well as creating beautiful alignment.
  • Surgical treatments, when desired, to treat even the most severe cases.

Your Comfort

No more goopy, gagging, impressions. At McDowell Orthodontics we use the latest Digital Technology, iTero Scanner, for our impressions. Here’s what this technology means to YOU:

  • Seven times fewer aligner fit issues
  • Shorter initial appointment times
  • Eliminates uncomfortable impressions and re-do’s

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What makes Invisalign Teens different?

  1. Compliance Indicators –  These indicators are built into the aligners and respond to the pH of saliva. During the two weeks of each aligner wear, the color will gradually change to signal proper wear. This helps parents have peace of mind.
  2. Free replacement of lost aligners – Each patient will get up to six lost aligners replaced for free – just in case!
  3. Eruption predictors – These predictors allow any unerupted teeth to be accounted for and space for alignment to ensure a beautiful result.

We now offer Acceledent to cut treatment time in HALF!

What is AcceleDent? AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes daily use. Through the use of gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology®, bone remodeling is accelerated, allowing teeth to move up to 50% faster.

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