Invisalign Clear Aligners Putnam

A Clear Path to a Straighter Smile

Pile of several Invisalign clear aligners in Putnam

When it comes to orthodontics, traditional metal braces seem to be the go-to option for patients with crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth. However, some individuals, including teenagers and adults, prefer a solution that doesn’t make treatment so obvious. With Invisalign clear aligners provided by our team at Unique Dental of Putnam, you can watch your teeth move into alignment without the help of bulky, irritating, and uncomfortable braces. To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign in Putnam, call our dental office today.

Why Choose Unique Dental of Putnam for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

  • Family-Friendly Dental Office
  • 100% Digital Impressions for Added Comfort
  • Comfortable, Clear Practice – NO Metal Required

How Invisalign Works

Close up of person placing Invisalign aligner over their teeth

Consisting of clear aligners that are customized to fit your unique smile, you are instructed to wear your trays for 20-22 hours a day. This ensures that teeth continue to move in the right direction with the help of continuous, gentle pressure. After 1-2 weeks, you will swap out your existing trays for the next set in the series, allowing your smile to continue moving toward its final location. Regular follow-up appointments are required throughout treatment to ensure that everything is progressing smoothly, and most cases, on average, are complete in just 12-18 months.

Who Can Invisalign Help?

Woman smiling while standing outside

Fortunately, Invisalign has more to offer than just see-through braces. This orthodontic treatment can also address a wide range of problems – from minor underbites to moderate overcrowding. If you are interested in learning more about why exploring your treatment options is important, then keep reading!

Crowded Teeth

Illustration of crowded teeth

If your teeth are tilted out of alignment because there isn’t enough space in your mouth for all of them, you’re not alone. This orthodontic problem comes with aesthetic drawbacks, but that’s not the only reason you should consider Invisalign. You’re also at an increased risk for oral health problems like tooth decay since it’s harder for your toothbrush and floss to clean the unique crevices between your teeth. Simply put, clear aligner treatment can benefit the look, function, and health of your smile.

Gaps Between Teeth

Illustration of gapped teeth

Some patients have the opposite problem: there is too much space in their mouth, resulting in significant gaps between their teeth. If that’s the case for you, it’s important that you come in for a consultation so that we can determine the complexity of your case and if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. If you are, then we will take impressions of your teeth, have a custom series of clear aligners made, and give you specific instructions on how long to wear each one. Before you know it, you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted!


Illustration of an overbite

While you want your upper teeth to sit in front of your lower teeth, you don’t want them to jut out too far. If they do, then you can experience several issues, including difficulty enunciating clearly and premature wear and tear on certain teeth. That’s why we recommend scheduling a consultation with us sooner rather than later! We want to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign and, if you are, discreetly improve the position of your teeth and your bite.


Illustration of an underbite

An underbite is when your lower teeth sit in front of your upper ones. Patients with this orthodontic problem are often worried about aesthetics, but chronic jaw pain and TMJ dysfunction are also a concern. For that reason, you shouldn’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us to find out if Invisalign is for you! Sometimes, we need additional orthodontic tools, like buttons, but they are still considerably more discreet than metal brackets and wires.


Illustration of crossbite

Do you seem to have a mix of an underbite and overbite? This is called a crossbite and, like the other bite problems on this list, it can negatively impact the look, health, and function of your smile. Fortunately, we can often use clear aligners, attachments, rubber bands, and other orthodontic accessories to move your teeth and bite back into alignment, positively impacting virtually every aspect of it in the process.

Open Bite

Illustration of an open bite

An open bite can develop for numerous reasons – from sucking your thumb as a child to simply genetics. The good news is that it can often be fixed with clear, comfortable aligners. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, reach out to us to schedule a consultation!

The Benefits of Invisalign

Woman smiling and holding an Invisalign tray outdoors

Invisalign clear aligners offer a clear and viable alternative for anyone who wants a straighter smile without the use of metal brackets and wires. Presenting many unique benefits, Invisalign:

  • Offers greater flexibility because of how easy it is to eat, drink, and keep trays clean
  • Allows you to eat all your favorite foods because trays must be removed before eating or drinking
  • Is easy to maintain because of the minimal maintenance required (you only need a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water)
  • Makes it possible to ensure better oral health throughout treatment because you’re not navigating around metal brackets and wires when brushing your teeth